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U-M DEPRESSION
(2007-03-19)
(wgvu) - PROFESSIONALS FROM AROUND THE NATION ARE ATTENDING A CONFERENCE IN MICHIGAN THIS WEEK AIMED AT HELPING COLLEGE STUDENTS BETTER DEAL WITH LIFE AWAY AT SCHOOL. COLLEGE IS A STRESSFUL TIME. FOR THE STUDENT, PERHAPS AWAY FROM HOME FOR THE FIRST TIME, STRUGGLING WITH TIME MANAGEMENT, PRESSURED TO ACHIEVE---THE STRESS CAN BE TREMENDOUS. A CONFERENCE THIS WEEK AT THE UNIVERSITY OF MICHIGAN AIMS TO HELP STUDENTS UNDERSTAND AND DEAL WITH THE SITUATION. DR. JOHN GREDEN IS EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR OF THE U OF M DEPRESSION CENTER AND CHAIR OF THE PSYCHIATRY DEPARTMENT. HE NOTES THAT FULL BLOWN DEPRESSION OFTEN MOVES IN GRADUALLY, OVER A PERIOD OF YEARS. IT MAY START IN THE TEEN AGE YEARS AS A SINGLE RELATIVELY SHORT LIVED BOUT, ONLY TO REAPPEAR PERIODICALLY AND WITH GREATER SERIOUSNESS AND DURATION. BEFORE YOU REALIZE IT, HE SAYS, YOU'RE IN FULL BLOWN CLINICAL DEPRESSION THAT REQUIRES TREATMENT. DESPITE ITS TREATABILITY, AND CLASSIFICATION AS AN ILLNESS, GREDEN SAYS MANY ARE HESITANT TO TALK ABOUT FEELINGS OF DEPRESSION WITH THEIR DOCTOR AND SEEK TREATMENT.





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