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Saturday, September 16 • 10:30am - 11:45am
Navigating the Nuances of Mood Disorders Diagnosis

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Current practice environments demand that mental health professionals complete new diagnostic evaluations with more frequency, skill, and savvy, and often across lifespan and diagnostic neighborhoods. The DSM-5 has changed the approach to diagnosis of mood disorders across the lifespan, leaving clinicians with questions as to how to best address complexities such as mixed states, rapid cycling, and differential diagnosis. This session will use clinical cases to synthesize complex patient symptoms with diagnostic criteria, integrating diagnostic tools and tips for educating patients about their diagnosis and the diagnostic process.

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Psych Congress Steering Committee Member; Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing University of Illinois at Chicago | | Julie Carbray holds her PhD and Master of Science degrees from Rush University, Chicago and her Bachelor of Science degree from Purdue University in West Lafayette, Indiana. A Clinical Professor of Psychiatry and Nursing at the University of Illinois at Chicago (UIC), she has been on faculty at UIC since 1993. As the Administrative Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorder Program, Dr. Carbray manages the clinical programs and multidisciplinary training for the clinic and is a clinical expert in the area of children and adolescents with mood disorders within the UIC Depression and Resilience Center. As a clinician, Dr. Carbray has a national reputation of excellence in serving families of children with mood disorders, and was recognized by the UIC community in 2008 by receiving the Karen Gousman Excellence in Nursing Award and the American Psychiatric Nurses... Read More →
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Mani Pavuluri, MD, PhD

Professor and Founding Director, Pediatric Mood Disorders Program, University of Illinois, Chicago, Illinios | | Mani Pavuluri, MD, PhD, is the Distinguished Fellow at the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, Fellow of Royal Australian and NZ College of Psychiatrists, Fellow of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, Professor at the Department of Psychiatry, University of Illinois at Chicago, and the Founding Director of the Pediatric Mood Disorders Program. Dr. Pavuluri is the co-founder and strategic advisor for the digital company Medcircle Inc., a health education network. Dr. Pavuluri has the collective vision to serve in the public sector at the University of Illinois, nonprofit sector at drmanipavuluri.com, and the private sector at MedCircle Inc. | Dr. Pavuluri was endowed the Berger-Colberth Team Chair in Child Psychiatry in 2010. Dr. Pavuluri completed her psychiatric training in NZ, Australia and USA, board-certified in both General Psychiatry and Child and Adolescent Psychiatry. She is named as Best Doctor, Top Doctor, and Top Psychiatrist by her peers and consumers in USA. Dr. Pavuluri has received prestigious national prizes such as the Klerman award for the best scientific discovery, AACAP Klingenstein prize for the best paper on mood disorders, and the University Scholar of the Year Award at the University of Illinois. She won the Jay Hirsch Excellence in Teaching Award from UIC Child Psychiatry Fellows. Dr. Pavuluri serves on editorial boards of international scientific journals. She has mentored many clinical and research faculty and their programs across the world and consults patients from 33 states in the USA. Her scientific work is a trailblazer for the understanding of brain circuitry function and medication effects on brain function in mood disorders such as bipolar disorder and ADHD through functional magnetic neuroimaging technology (fMRI). Her research has been funded by federal and leading private foundations. Dr... Read More →

Saturday September 16, 2017 10:30am - 11:45am
Hall E-3 The New Orleans Ernest N. Morial Convention Center, 900 Convention Center Boulevard New Orleans, LA 70130