Finding a job. Navigating relationships. Contemplating marriage and children. Balancing work and family. Paying back loans and dealing with financial problems. Struggles in marriage and dating. Can challenges like these increase a woman's risk for depression? How would you know if you or someone you care about is depressed? How do you treat depression? Do you really need medications? Will you be depressed or anxious forever? What can you do right now to stay well?
Dr. Vered Birmaher will discuss questions like these in her presentation about depression in women, a topic relevant to all of us considering the increasing rates of depression, particularly among women, and its potentially devastating impact on individuals and the people around them. Despite the ready availability of effective treatments for depression, there is a social stigma and lack of knowledge that prevent many from seeking the care they need. In this talk, you will learn more about what depression is and how it is treated, as well as how to stay healthy. You will also learn how to tell if you or someone you know might be suffering from depression. And how to approach someone you care about, whether a relative, friend or coworker.
Dr. Birmaher, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Fellow at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), and Psychiatrist at Robert Morris University, will be introduced by Claudia Roth, CEO of WPIC.
About our Presenter
Vered Birmaher, MD has been working as the psychiatrist for the Robert Morris University Counseling Center since 2011. She is passionate about providing mental health care to college-age students and promoting an understanding of the unique needs of this population. She has been working closely with the university to significantly expand the services offered on campus through the RMU Counseling Center.
Dr. Birmaher holds a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Brown University and a medical degree from Mt. Sinai School of Medicine. She completed her General Adult Psychiatry residency and is now finishing a Fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. She is board-certified in General Adult Psychiatry and has worked on research studies in mood disorders, sleep and obesity in youth. She is an active member of the College Student Mental Health Committee of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry and is enthusiastic about regional and national efforts regarding the mental health needs of college students.
THE DUQUESNE CLUB
Second Floor Dining Room
325 Sixth Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15222
11:30 a.m. Registration
12:30 p.m. Presentation
1:15 p.m. Adjournment
$20 RMU alumnae, students and faculty/staff
$25 Guests and others