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Publish Date: 12/19/01
Media Contact: AHC Public Relations, (513) 558-4553
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Public Presentation Highlights Depression and Manic Depressive Illness

Cincinnati--On February 21, University of Cincinnati (UC) psychiatry professors will speak at the Albert Sabin Convention Center from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. about common conditions that are associated with depression/manic depressive illness. The speakers include the following UC faculty who are also members of the Cincinnati Neuroscience Group. The following speakers will be at the event:

  • Susan McElroy, MD, professor of psychiatry, will discuss the relationship between mood disorders, eating disorders and obesity.

  • Paul Keck, MD, professor of psychiatry, will speak about The Stanley Foundation Bipolar Network, the largest and most comprehensive research program dedicated to the development of new medications for people with bipolar disorders. The UC site is one of just five of these research field centers in the world.

  • Lesley Arnold, MD, associate professor of psychiatry, will discuss fibromyalgia and sexual dysfunction in women.

  • Erik Nelson, MD, assistant professor of psychiatry, will speak about the biological basis for depression and will provide information about the ongoing clinical trials of new treatments for depression at UC.

  • Melissa DelBello, MD, assistant professor of pediatric psychiatry, will talk about how to diagnose adolescents and children with bipolar illness and Attention Deficit/ Hyperactivity Disorders (ADHD).

  • Steve Strakowski, MD, professor of psychiatry, will speak about how different types of neuroimaging techniques such as PET scans and MRI scans can show how the brain is functioning in some psychiatric disorders.


Cost of this presentation includes a box lunch and costs $5 with preregistration, available by calling (513) 558-1133, or $10 at the door. The event is open to the general public. Space is limited to the first 250 registered, so call early. The Cincinnati Neuroscience Group is comprised of researchers from the Department of Biological Psychiatry and The Women's Health Research Program at UC.

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