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Mental Health

Diagnosing and Treating Anxiety and Depression in Mid to Late Life
Cognitive and Affective Function in Late Life

Depression and anxiety are two of the most common psychiatric problems among older adults and frequently co-occur. Additionally they may be related to the cognitive functioning of an individual. Learn about the general traits of anxiety and depression, their relationship to cognition, and how they are treated in the older adult. Speaker: Ruth O’Hara, Ph.D.

Doctors and the Opioid Addiction Crisis

Three out of four people addicted to heroin probably started on a prescription opioid, according to the director of the U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. In this talk, the chief of addiction medicine at Stanford will discuss the unwitting role physicians have played in this crisis and some of the solutions for its resolution. Speaker: Anna Lembke, MD

Mental Health Improvements Through Early Detection and Intervention

While there is still no cure for schizophrenia, treatments have been developed that help reduce many symptoms of the disease. Perhaps most important is to address schizophrenia as soon as it is detected. Early treatment has been shown to be effective in limiting the development and severity of symptoms. Speaker: Steven Adelsheim, MD

Sleeping Well as We Age

A common misperception is that we do not need as much sleep as we age -- but it turns out that we need a good night's sleep throughout our lifespan. This talk focuses on the mechanism of sleep, addressing misconceptions about sleep and the practical things we can do to promote healthy sleep habits as we age. Speaker: Rachel Manber, PhD

Understanding Bipolar Depression

This talk will provide a broad overview of bipolar depression in adults, with respect to diagnostic challenges and current treatment strategies for this condition.Speaker: Shefali Miller, MD



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