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Monday, September 18 • 5:45pm - 6:45pm
Reexamining “Depression” and Antidepressants: A New Approach

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This session will examine the research literature on the diagnostic validity of the “major depressive disorder” concept, and the alternative diagnoses of “manic-depressive illness” and “neurotic depression.” The treatment of the types of depressive states, specifically melancholia, mixed depression, vascular, and neurotic depression, will be examined. The limitations of antidepressants in specific subtypes will be reviewed, as well as data on the benefits of neuroleptics (dopamine blockers) and mood stabilizers. This session will provide attendees with a means of applying that knowledge in clinical practice. Clinical applications will be emphasized.


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avatar for Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH

Professor of Psychiatry, and Director, Mood Disorders Program, Tufts Medical Center | | S. Nassir Ghaemi, MD, MPH, is a psychiatrist and researcher with expertise in depression and bipolar illness, and training in philosophy and public health. Dr. Ghaemi has published over 200 scientific articles or book chapters and over half a dozen books, and is Associate Editor... Read More →


Monday September 18, 2017 5:45pm - 6:45pm
La Nouvelle Orleans A - C The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130