Bright Nights Community Forum: Depression After 60: Prevention, Diagnosis, and Treatment discussed by Sara Wright, PhD, Dept. of Psychiatry, U-M School of Medicine and Depression Center
This event was held on March 23, 2010 at Downtown Library: Multi-Purpose Room
Later-life depression is defined as depression that occurs after the age of 60. While prevalent, it is not necessarily part of the aging process. To provide greater understanding of depression in older adults, Sara Wright, Ph.D., Clinical Lecturer in the University of Michigan Department of Psychiatry, and member of the U-M Depression Center, will present a brief overview of the latest research on later-life depression, including strategies for prevention, diagnosis, and treatment. This will be followed by questions from the audience and a discussion with expert panelists including Stephen Aronson, MD, Medical Director, Inpatient Psychiatry, St Joseph Mercy Hospital; and Mariko Foulk, MSW, LMSW, Clinical Social Worker, Turner Geriatric Clinic, University of Michigan.