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WEBINAR: "Depression Associated with Bipolar Disorder in Youth" with Dr. Melissa DelBello

Wednesday, June 10th , 2015 - 09:00 to 10:00 PST
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Dr. Melissa DelBello is Professor of Psychiatry and Pediatrics, Dr. Stanley and Mickey Kaplan Professor and Chair of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Neuroscience and Co-Director of the Division of Bipolar Disorders Research at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine. Dr. DelBello received her medical degree from the University of Rochester School of Medicine and completed her postgraduate education through psychiatry residencies at the University of Cincinnati College of Medicine and Payne Whitney Psychiatric Clinic of the New York Hospital-Cornell Medical Center. Dr. DelBello completed a clinical fellowship in Child and Adolescent Psychiatry at Cincinnati Children's Hospital Medical Center. She also obtained a master’s degree in Epidemiology and Biostatistics from the University of Cincinnati. Dr. DelBello is a child and adolescent psychiatrist with expertise in the field of the neurodevelopment and treatment of adolescent bipolar disorder. She has been studying pharmacological interventions for, as well as the neurofunction, neurochemisty and outcome of adolescents with and at risk for developing bipolar disorder for over 15 years. She is the principal or co-investigator of many NIH, foundation, and pharmaceutical research grants. In addition to teaching and lecturing both nationally and internationally, she has received numerous awards and honors and has authored or co-authored over 250 peer-reviewed journal articles, reviews, and book chapters.

I have Bipolar Disorder. That’s not unusual. I also have fibromyalgia. Having both of these diseases makes my life very hard to deal with sometimes, but somehow I always manage.  It takes a lot of endurance and I deal with a lot of pain, but I pull through daily.  I used to work high paying jobs in the medical information management field but now I am lucky if I can consistently make it through 12 hours without having to go to bed for a little while to deal with the pain and sickness...

Girl Scouts Mental Health Awareness Patch

Did you know we have a Girl Scout patch for Mental Health Awareness? The girls earn the patch by learning about the brain and it's influence on thoughts, feelings, and behavior. Learn more here.