In light of recent events within the OCDSB community, it seemed worthwhile to share the following information:
The Royal continues to host its 2011 information series Conversations at The Royal with its next session on Thursday November 3, 2011 at 7 pm “Depression and You”.
Presenter: Dr. Pierre Blier. Endowed Chair and Director
Mood Disorders Research Unit, The Royal
Date: Thursday November 3, 2011
Registration is requested
If you would like to attend the November 3rd session, you can register by clicking HERE.
Major depressive disorder carries the largest burden of all diseases in middle to high income countries, ahead of cardiac disease. The most tragic outcome of depression is suicide. Every year in Canada, about 4,000 individuals of all ages die from suicide, or about 11 per day. When depression is present with another illness, like asthma or diabetes, it worsens the outcome of these co-morbid conditions.
The causes of MDD vary, but in general it is thought to occur as a combination of genetics and life stressors. Various treatments exist: from structured psychotherapy, to pharmacology, and even brain stimulation. Often, more than one has to be used at the same time. With persistent and intensive treatments, it is possible to get the vast majority of depressed patients in remission. When a return to normal functioning takes place some of the negative impacts of depression on the body can occur. For instance, persistent depression can lead to a decrease in brain volume, whereas successful treatment can actually increase brain volume.
This lecture will provide an overview of the consequences of depression as well as simple explanations on how some treatments alter brain functions to return patients from their journey into the dark days of depression to normalcy.
Time: Presentation and Q&A Session – 7:00 to 8:30 pm
(Doors open at 6:30 pm)
Location: Auditorium, Royal Ottawa Mental Health Centre
1145 Carling Avenue
Ottawa, Ontario K1Z 7K4
For more information, please contact Sue Riley at firstname.lastname@example.org
Community Relations, The Royal
1145 Carling Ave.,
Ottawa, ON K1Z 7K4
Office – 613.722.6521 ext 6349
Fax – 613.722.4577
Website – www.theroyal.ca