[Recording Available] Stress and our Mental Health: Research Innovation that Leads to Improved Treatment & Outcomes

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[Recording Available] Stress and our Mental Health: Research Innovation that Leads to Improved Treatment & Outcomes

November 8 at 3:30 pm to 4:30 pm

A doctor talks to a female patient.

The COVID pandemic has been a severe stress on all of us. We will talk about the impact of pandemic stress on mental health, and how current research at UNC is driving innovations in neuroscience that lead to new treatments and better outcomes. This talk will also include take-away pearls on how to better manage stress.

Three different speakers will discuss stress and mental health:

Samantha Meltzer-Brody
MD, MPH, Assad Meymandi Distinguished Professor and Chair, UNC Department of Psychiatry, Director, UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
Dr. Meltzer-Brody will provide a high level overview of the impact of COVID on mental health including anxiety and depression. She will also give an example of a novel new drug developed for depression (postpartum depression), where all phases of clinical trials were conducted at UNC.

Jose Rodriguez-Romaguera
PhD, Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Carolina Stress Initiative
Dr. Rodriguez-Romaguera will discuss the underlying neuroscience of stress using animal models to highlight how stress impacts the nervous system.

Crystal Schiller
PhD, Assistant Professor, Co-Director, Perinatal Psychiatry Program, Director, Psychology internship Program
Dr. Schiller will discuss how stress impacts the brain and multiple innovative treatment approaches to stress that improve mental health.

Details

Date:
November 8
Time:
3:30 pm to 4:30 pm
Event Category:

Venue

Online Only
Zoom address to be provided

Organizers

UNC Center for Women’s Mood Disorders
Department of Psychiatry