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Experts on depression/anxiety

The annual Kendon Smith Lecture Series, presented by the Psychology Department, will be held March 22-23, 2012.

The lectures will be held in the Alumni House’s Virginia Dare Room on March 22 (1:30-4:30 p.m.) and March 23 (9 a.m.-noon). This year’s series title is “Understanding Depression and Anxiety: Biopsychosocial Factors in Emotional Responsivity and Implications for Prevention and Treatment.”

Dr. Kari M. Eddington (Psychology) says, “Depression and anxiety are the most common and costly psychological problems in our society. Attendees at this year’s Kendon Smith Lecture Series will gain a better understanding of why some people are more vulnerable to these problems than others and will hear about cutting-edge research on etiology from some of the leading experts in the field. The speakers will also discuss the current status of efforts to prevent and treat depression and anxiety disorders.”

The Kendon Smith Lecture Series is an annual event that brings national and international experts to our campus to discuss a topic related to mind and behavior. Four experts will speak:

March 22:
1:45 p.m. – Understanding and Reducing Risk for Depression – Dr. Ian Gotlib (Stanford)
3:15 p.m. – Toward an Objective Characterization of Depressive Phenotypes: Clues from Affective Neuroscience – Dr. Diego Pizzagalli (Harvard)

March 23:
9 a.m. – Social Anxiety: The Role of Emotion (Dys)Regulation in its Nature and Treatment – Dr. Richard Heimberg (Temple)
10:30 a.m. – Common and Specific Risk Factors for Mood and Anxiety Disorders: Prospective Four Year Follow-Up Results from the Youth Emotion Project – Dr. Susan Mineka (Northwestern)