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Depression in Late Life/Risk for Dementia; New Episode of "Psychiatry Advances"

February 12, 2020
Join UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital, a national leader in innovative treatment of mental health and addictive disorders, for a new, monthly podcast series — Psychiatry Advances.

With host Loren Roth, MD, MPH, psychiatric, psychological, nursing, and rehabilitative professionals are invited to discover innovative research and patient-centered programs at the cutting edge of psychiatry and behavioral health sciences. Dr. Roth is a Distinguished Professor Emeritus of Psychiatry. He continues to actively teach and work at UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. He is also the former Chief Medical Officer of UPMC and the previous associate senior vice chancellor for Clinical Policy and Planning, Health Sciences, at the University of Pittsburgh.

Jordan Karp, MD, is professor of Psychiatry, Anesthesiology, and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh and UPMC Western Psychiatric Hospital. Late-life depression may be brain “toxic.” This episode discusses geriatric depression and ongoing multi-site PCORI/NIH geriatric research about a treatment-resistant depression (OPTIMUM/OPTIMUM-Neuro) trial. This comparative effectiveness research includes patients’ cognition and brain imaging. 

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