Dr. John Oldham, chief of staff at The Menninger Clinic and NNDC Board Member, Sets the Record Straight About Depression

As information continues to emerge about Andreas Lubitz, the airplane pilot who apparently engineered his own death and the deaths of 149 passengers, at least one theory has traction. It’s that Lubitz suffered from episodes of depression. “I’m baffled,” said Dr. John Oldham, chief of staff at theMenninger Clinic and past president …

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University of Louisville Depression Center’s 2015 Spring Newsletter

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Member Spotlight: Dr. James Potash, University of Iowa

James Potash, MD, MPH Center of Excellence: University of Iowa Title: Paul W. Penningroth Professor and Chair of Psychiatry Member of the NNDC Executive Committee and Board of Directors     What brought you into the field of psychiatry? Well, my father was a psychiatrist and my mother was a …

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“La Traviata” Gets a Mental Health Makeover in Ann Arbor, MI

NNDC & The Arbor Opera Theater Present: La Traviata Lydia Mendelssohn Theatre Ann Arbor, MI June 11-14, 2015 Arbor Opera Theater (AOT) has partnered with the National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) to create a new adaptation of the opera “LaTraviata” as a platform to address the stigma surrounding mental …

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E-health: an overview of the uses of the Internet, Social Media, Apps, and Websites for Mood Disorders

Sagar V. Parikh and Paulina Huniewicz INTRODUCTION In an era dominated by the rise of Internet, smart phones, and social media, it is only natural that healthcare has been engulfed by technological approaches, often termed E-health (usually defined as Internet-related healthcare delivery). In psychiatry, E-health provides technology-based interventions that facilitate …

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Electronic Medical Records: Fast Track to Big Data in Bipolar Disorder by Dr. James Potash, NNDC Executive Committee Member

Electronic Medical Records: Fast Track to Big Data in Bipolar Disorder James B. Potash, M.D., M.P.H. A teacher of mine was fond of saying that “aman on a fast train can diagnose florid mania, as he speeds by and looks out the window at a patient” (Melvin G. McInnis, M.D., …

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The Johns Hopkins Mood Disorders Center 29th Annual Research/Education Symposium

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Milan High School Implements New Depression Awareness Campaign with NNDC Center of Excellence, University of Michigan Depression Center

Milan High School implements new depression awareness campaign with University of Michigan By Joyce Ervin Special to Washtenaw Now  The Milan community was shocked and saddened when a depressed teen took his life in 2010. Supt. Bryan Girbach immediately took steps with a community outreach program, Washtenaw Alive, offering counseling …

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NNDC Executive Committee Member, Dr. David Katzelnick weighs in on the role patients play in improving quality of mental health care.

WHAT ROLE DO PATIENTS PLAY IN IMPROVING QUALITY OF CARE? A BIG ONE. Posted in Care Coordination | March 24, 2015 No comments David Katzelnick, M.D. Chair, Division of Integrated Behavioral Health, Mayo Clinic With a world of health information literally at our fingertips, patients are more informed and engaged than ever. Research indicates …

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A Personal Look into the Struggle of Living With Depression, from our affiliate partner organization Project Helping

Running from Myself.   I can not recall a time in my life where I didn’t struggle with depression. I feel that most of my depression stemmed from a nagging sense that something in my life was missing. No matter what I accomplished, I always felt I was in a …

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