An Overview of Depression: Clinical vs. Situational and Treatment Options
October 31 @ 12:00 pm - 1:30 pmFree
ABOUT THE PROGRAM
Depression is an illness that has wide reaching implications for cost, lost productivity, and its impact on overall physical health. It is estimated that depression in America costs society $210 billion per year, yet only 40% of this sum is associated with depression itself (25 Feb 2015, Scientific America). It is estimated that 6-7% of full-time US workers experienced major depression within the last year. Unlike other diseases (heart disease, cancer, etc.), the vast majority of patients who suffer with depression remain in the workforce but have elevated absenteeism and lower productivity. Oftentimes depression is experienced as anxiety (up to 65% of the time). This talk will cover the prevalence, comorbidities, diagnosis, and treatment of depression. The societal impact, cost, and barriers to treatment will also be discussed.
1.5 CEUs offered for LPC, LMFT, LCSW, and Clinical Psychologist.
REGISTRATION IS REQUIRED FOR ALL ATTENDEES PRIOR TO THE EVENT. Check in will begin 15 minutes prior to the program beginning. Due to video filming, late attendees will be asked to view the presentation in the Green Room.
ABOUT THE SPEAKER
Michael McClam, MD
Michael McClam, MD is currently the Director of Admissions for the Menninger Clinic and an Assistant Professor at Baylor College of Medicine, The Menninger Department of Psychiatry. Prior to that, he worked on the Professionals in Crisis Unit, first as a staff psychiatrist, then as the program manager. He also had previous assignment to the Michael E DeBakey VAMC where he was the psychiatric consultant to the emergency department. Prior to that, Dr. McClam was active duty Navy, assigned to Naval Medical Center, Portsmouth Virginia, where he served in various clinical and administrative capacities. He was deployed to Camp Arifjan, Kuwait, and Guantanamo Bay, Cuba, in support of Operation Enduring Freedom. His clinical interests are psychotherapy and treatment of professionals both civilian and military.