Bright Nights Community Forum: Talking Through Depression - What We Know about Effective Psychotherapy for Mood Disorders

This event was held on January 26, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room

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Research has shown that "combination treatment," both medication and therapy, is most effective for treating depression, anxiety, and other mood disorders. However, with many different evidence-based therapy treatments currently in use, it can be difficult for a patient to know which mode of therapy would be the best fit for their particular needs.

Heather Flynn, Ph.D., Asst. Professor and Director of Psychotherapy Services for the UM Department of Psychiatry, and member of the UM Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the latest research on evidence-based pscyhotherapy treatments. This will be followed by a discussion with panelists from the UM Depression Center including Joseph Himle, Ph.D., M.S.W., Assistant Professor, UM Department of Psychiatry and School of Social Work, and Todd Favorite, Ph.D., Assistant Professor, U-M Department of Psychiatry and VA Medical Center. They will be joined by Bruce Gimbel, M.D., from the St. Joseph Mercy Health System Department of Psychiatry. The discussion will include questions from the audience.

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