2012 Mental Health Conference

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Highlights from the
2012 Mental Health Conference in New York City

This event took place on Friday, September 14, 2012 in New York City and featured inspirational, hopefuly and compelling presentations from mental health researchers, public policy advocates and families. Topics throughout the afternoon included early intervention, rehabilitation, battling stigma and dealing with stress. The event covered a broad spectrum of mental illnesses including schizophrenia, depression, bipolar disorder and anxiety disorders.

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Transcripts of each session from this year's event:

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Panel Discussion: Early Intervention, Rehabilitation & Reintegration
Moderated by Herbert Pardes, M.D., President of the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council

Treating the Whole Person in Schizophrenia: Medication Adherence, Psychosocial and Pharmacological Treatments
Nina Schooler, Ph.D., SUNY Downstate Medical Center

Early Intervention Techniques for Children with Brain & Behavior Disorders
Rachel Klein, Ph.D., New York University Child Study Center

Women's Increased Vulnerability to Stress Disorders
Rita Valentino, Ph.D., University of Pennsylvania Children's Hospital
C. Neill Epperson, M.D., University of Pennsylvania

Depression in Families: Treating Mothers, Helping Children
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D., Columbia University

Harnessing the Brain's Own Biological Assets to Treat Bipolar Disorders
Wayne Drevets, M.D., Janssen Research and Development

Panel Discussion: Looking Forward: Mental Healthcare
Moderated by Shirley Wang, Ph.D., Health and Science Reporter at the Wall Street Journal