Webinar: What is Depression?

25 July 2018
12:30 - 13:30pm

‘What is Depression?’

Depression is a common mental disorder. However, the term is often bandied around without a real understanding of what depression is and how it can be treated.

Event details

This webinar will explore depression and include an overview of what constitutes depression, how it is treated and what is new in research. The webinar will explore both major depression (unipolar depression) as well as bipolar disorder (bipolar depression). The presentation will include an overview of our current understanding of the underlying biology of depression. The webinar will also include the current research trials being conducted at IMPACT TRIALS, based at the School of Medicine.

For more information, please contact Deakin's Alumni Relations Office.


Dr Olivia Dean

Dr Olivia Dean is currently Director of IMPACT TRIALS with the Centre for Innovations in Mental and Physical health And Clinical Treatments (IMPACT) and a R.D. Wright NHMRC Biomedical Research Fellow at Deakin University. She holds honorary appointments with the Florey Institute of Neuroscience and Mental Health, The University of Melbourne and Barwon Health.

Dr Dean has established a solid track record with over 80 publications and several successful grants totally over $AUD 8 million. Dr Dean is committed to providing better treatment outcomes for people with mental disorders and is actively involved in ensuring her research reaches community forums and outcomes are directly translated into clinical practice. She is primarily investigating affective disorders and their biological basis.  The focus on her current program is on novel therapies and understanding their mechanisms of action.

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Date and time

Wednesday 25 July 2018
12:30 - 13:30pm