| MDDA-Boston Lecture Series Summaries
Dedicated to improving knowledge and awareness of affective disorders among our membership base, health care professionals, and the public at large, MDDA-Boston sponsors an ongoing lecture series. MDDA's lecture series features informative talks by mental health experts and other professionals in related fields.
Lectures are held on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month from 7 to 8 pm at the de Marneffe Cafeteria at McLean Hospital in Belmont.
Summaries of some of our past lectures are featured below. To order an audio tape of any of the following lectures, please call the MDDA office at 617-855-2795.
||SPEAKER & TOPIC
||SOCIAL SECURITY DISABILITY INSURANCE (SSDI): AN UPDATE
Highlights of a lecture by Ginger Lanigan, Ginger Lanigan & Associates (private disability advocates)
Highlights of a lecture by Scott Aaronson, M.D., psychiatrist in private practice, Newton Centre, MA.
||THE GENETICS OF BIPOLAR DISORDER
Highlights of a lecture by Ann E. Pulver, Sc.D.
Epidemiologist, Johns Hopkins School of Medicine
||BIPOLAR DISORDER AND CREATIVITY
Highlights of a lecture by Frances Frankenburg, M.D.
Associate Director, Adult Development Lab and Chief of Inpatient Psychiatry, Bedford VAMC
||WEIGHT MANAGEMENT AND PSYCHOTROPIC MEDICATION
Highlights of a lecture by Issie Greenberg, Ph.D.
Psychologist, Nutrition Unit, Beth Israel Deaconness Hospital
||VISION AS A PATHWAY IN THE TREATMENT OF DEPRESSION Highlights of a Lecture by Frederick Schiffer, M.D.
Private Practice in Newton, MA
||EXERCISE: RISKS AND BENEFITS
Lecture by Arthur Segel, M.D.
Director of Internal Medicine, McLean Hospital
||THE CHALLENGES OF PARENTING WITH MENTAL ILLNESS . Talk by Stephen Lappen, MDDA-Boston Vice President, & Wendy Woodfield, MDDA-Boston Board of Directors
||OMEGA-3 FATTY ACIDS & BIPOLAR DISORDER Lecture by Andrew L. Stoll, M.D., Director, Psychopharmacology Research Laboratory, McLean Hospital
||GROWTH & PERSPECTIVES: GROUP PSYCHOTHERAPY . Lecture by Steven Spitz, M.D., McLean Hospital and Anne Silva, RN, CS
||DISSOCIATIVE & POST-TRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDERS. Lecture by Bob Lawton, MSW,
Director, Dissociative Disorders & Trauma Center, McLean Hospital
|MOOD DISORDERS AND SUBSTANCE ABUSE . Lecture by Roger Weiss, M.D., Director, Alcohol and Drug Abuse Treatment Center, McLean Hospital.