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Telephone: 412-586-9777

Telephone: 412-586-9777

UPMC Media Relations 


Free Public Lecture on Depression; Free Depression Screenings  

WHAT: Free public lecture on depression presented by internationally renowned expert, Ellen Frank, Ph.D.program to include free depression screenings to interested participants. Refreshments and parking will be provided.

WHO: Free and open the public.

WHEN: 6 p.m., Monday, Feb. 28, 2011

WHERE: Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh, 4400 Forbes Ave., Oakland

WHY: Who gets depression and why? Do treatments for depression really work? Clinical depression is a medical illness and is not the same as a blue mood. Symptoms can include profound feelings of sadness, irritability or hopelessness, and difficulty eating, sleeping and concentrating. This program will explore the causes, symptoms and today’s effective treatments, with the goal of improving mental health awareness and education at a community level.

Dr. Ellen Frank is a distinguished professor of psychiatry and psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and director of the Depression and Manic Depression Prevention Program at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic of UPMC. Dr. Frank is internationally recognized for her clinical research in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders.

The program is supported by the Carnegie Library of Pittsburgh and the University of Pittsburgh Clinical and Translational (CTSI) Community PARTners (Partnering to Assist Research and Translation) Program. To learn more about CTSI, please go to

NOTE: Media interested in attending the lecture or interviewing Dr. Frank should contact Megan Grote Quatrini, UPMC Media Relations, at (412) 586-9769 or

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