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According to the Centers for Disease Control & Prevention, an estimated 1 in 10 U.S. adults suffers from some form of depression. While everyone occasionally feels sad, this is not to be confused with diagnosed depression, a common but serious illness that can interfere with daily life and cause pain for sufferers and for those who care about them. Unfortunately, many people with a depressive illness never seek treatment.
To learn more about the diagnosis and treatment of depression, the ULCC Public Affairs Subcommittee on Health & Life Sciences, in partnership with Rush University Medical Center, presents a complimentary afternoon forum on Wednesday, July 17 featuring presentations by two leading practioners in the field: Dr. Mark Pollack and Dr. John Zajecka. In addition, the forum will include a patient who successfully battled depression who will share his personal story of combating this affliction.
Dr. Mark Pollack is Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry at Rush University Medical Center where his team of psychiatrists and mental health professionals treat and study depression, bipolar disorder, anxiety disorders and other forms of mental illness. Dr. John Zajecka, Associate Professor of Psychiatry and Clinical Director of the Woman’s Board Depression Treatment Research Center at Rush University Medical Center, is an expert in the study and treatment of depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders.
The forum begins at 4:30 p.m. with registration and refreshments, followed by the program at 5:00 and adjournment by 6:30. Ample time will be provided following the presentations for questions and answers with the audience. Please note: while this program is offered on a complimentary basis, advance registration is required. Dress code: business casual (i.e., no jeans/denim).