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Williams’ Death Shines Spotlight on Depression

  Raleigh, N.C. — The psychological condition of depression was thrown into the national spotlight Monday as news of comedian Robin Williams’ death spread across the globe. Williams was battling severe depression, according to reports, and fought drug and alcohol addiction for decades. Nearly 19 million American adults experience depression …

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9 Things Only People with Depression Can Truly Understand

There’s been a lot of dialogue surrounding depression — particularly in light of recent events — as people struggle to understand why and how it affects people in the ways that it does. And for the 350 million people worldwide with the condition, it can be just as hard to …

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Project Associate Position – NNDC Office

Project Associate Employee Type: Full-Time Experience: Entry Level POSITION SUMMARY Provide project and administrative support for a small team located in the main office of a national network. Work in a professional, but casual environment, with some schedule flexibility. Network members are faculty and researchers of depression centers and departments of psychiatry at …

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Robin Williams’ death puts focus on UM doctor’s efforts for depression registry

The death of comedian Robin Williams has given new meaning to a plan outlined by John Greden, M.D., executive director of the University of Michigan Comprehensive Depression Center in Ann Arbor, to expand a national clinical data registry that seeks to improve the care of patients with depressions and bipolar illnesses. Greden …

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Robin Williams’ death sends message that can save lives – Dr. John Greden

As most of America now knows, Robin Williams struggled with depression. He also battled through a history of substance abuse, heart issues and cardiac surgery. Each increases the odds of depression. Depression and bipolar illnesses underlie the risk of most suicides. By conservative estimates, 1 in 6 Americans has lifetime …

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NNDC and Altarum Partner to Implement Patient Registry to Address National Depression Health Crisis

  ANN ARBOR, MI—The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) and Altarum Institute are jointly developing a comprehensive national clinical data registry to improve the care of patients with depressions and bipolar illnesses and to enable breakthrough advances in treatment. This project builds and expands upon the NNDC’s current Clinical Care …

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2014 Conference – Travel Award Application

NNDC 2014 Conference Travel Award Application  The NNDC Annual Conference will be held in Chicago October 23-24, 2014 at the University of Illinois Chicago and the Palmer House Hotel.  Poster presentations are strongly encouraged, and presenters from the following categories are invited to apply for a travel award: Graduate Students …

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The Death of Robin Williams Reveals a Growing National Health Crisis

The death of Robin Williams reminds us yet again that depression is a serious life-threatening illness and needs to be recognized as a major public health crisis. By conservative estimates, one in six Americans has lifetime experience with depressions, bipolar illnesses or related disorders. An astounding 75-80% of deaths by …

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President Obama’s Focus for May: Mental Health Awareness and Treatment

“Despite great strides in our understanding of mental illness and vast improvements in the dialogue surrounding it, too many still suffer in silence,” President Barack Obama states in his April 30th proclamation. In proclaiming May 2014 as National Mental Health Awareness Month, President Obama seeks to rally the country in …

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Mayo Clinic – Translational Bridges in Mood and Addiction CME Event

Mayo Clinic Presents Translational Bridges in Mood & Addiction: Bench to Bedside & Back to Bench September 4-6, 2014 at the Double Tree Hotel in Rochester, MN Course Directors: Doo-Sup Choi, PhD, Mark A. Frye, MD, and Susannah J. Tye, PhD A poster scholarship is available to two clinicians, which will include travel, hotel, …

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