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Psychiatric Congress Focus on Depressive Disorders Continues Through the Weekend
Date:10/31/2008

More than 2,000 mental health professionals attending four-day event

SAN DIEGO, Oct. 31 /PRNewswire/ -- Continuing its focus on depression and related mental health issues, the 2008 U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress will devote two of its major sessions today to major depressive disorder and insomnia-related depression.

The 21st annual Congress is being held at the San Diego Convention Center through Sunday. More than 2,000 mental health professionals attended yesterday's opening sessions, which covered a variety of topics and reviewed the status of important clinical trials.

Today's two major symposia will address the topics Understanding the Complexities in the Management of Insomnia and Depression: Spotlight on Current and Emerging Therapies and Navigating the Clinical Conundrum of Major Depressive Disorder.

The Congress continues through the weekend with dozens of sessions scheduled for Saturday and Sunday, covering topics ranging from sexual infidelity, addictive disorders, suicide prevention, advances in pharmacology, treatment of Alzheimer's disease, and various other discussions relating to the diagnosis and treatment of mental health disorders.

"An estimated 18 million Americans suffer from some type of depressive disorder," said William Soliman, PhD, vice president of medical and scientific affairs, CME LLC, host organization of the Congress. "Some of those disorders reveal themselves in reaction to external events -- such as the nation's current economic turbulence. The Congress is providing the most up-to-date education possible on this pressing topic, helping clinicians make informed decisions about providing the best treatment possible."

All sessions and symposia are presented by renowned faculty who are authorities on topics at the forefront of contemporary psychiatry. Each session provides practice-related, clinically relevant information designed to help increase the quality of patient care.
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