Can we prevent depression?

04 July 2011

A public lecture by Professor Michael Berk a research feature of Deakin Week.

Depression is an illness that affects around 800 000 Australians each year.

On average, one in four women and one in six men will have depression at some point in their lives.

This public lecture - part of Deakin Week - focuses on youth and adolescent mental health and wellbeing and is delivered by Professor Michael Berk, Chair in Psychiatry in the School of Medicine at Deakin University.

Professor Michael Berk is also a Professorial Research Fellow at the Mental Health Research Institute and leads the "first episode bipolar program" at Orygen Youth Health.

He is Immediate Past President of the International Society of Bipolar Disorders, and Chairman of the Australasian
Society of Bipolar Disorders.

Professor Berk has published more than 350 papers on a range of topics and his research interests focus on mood and psychotic disorders, particularly bipolar disorder and depression

When: Tuesday 2 August, 5.30pm for 6pm start.
Where: Percy Baxter Lecture Theatre, Level 2, Hay Building, Deakin University Geelong, Waterfront Campus, 1 Gheringhap Street, Geelong, Victoria.

Free event.

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