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Panel Discussion On The Role Of Psychotherapy, Cognitive Training, & Digital Platforms For Treatment Of Major Depressive Disorder

Psychotherapy, particularly cognitive behavioral therapy, is a widely accepted and effective treatment approach for major depressive disorder.1 Cognitive training represents a promising and novel therapeutic intervention to address cognitive and affective symptoms of depression.2 Individual and systematic barriers may limit initiation and adherence to psychological interventions.3 Digital platforms may be one potential solution to improve access to treatment, lessen concerns about social stigma, and ease the cost burden.4 Our panel of experts will engage in an exciting discussion on the role of psychotherapy, cognitive training, and digital platforms for treatment of major depressive disorder.

References:

  1. Gelenberg AJ et al. Practice Guideline for the Treatment of Patients with Major Depressive Disorder, 2010. Accessed on 3/4/2021 at: PG_Depression3e.book(PG_Depression_3e00Pre.fm) (psychiatryonline.org)
  2. Woolf, C., et al. Neuropsychol Rev. 2022 Jun; 32(2):419-437. A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Cognitive Training in Adults with Major Depressive Disorder – PubMed (nih.gov)
  3. Mohr, D. C. et al. Journal of Clinical Psychology, 2010; 66(4): 394-409. And Lau Y et al. J Psychiatr Res. 2022;146:234–248.
  4. Wright JH, Mishkind M. Focus (Am Psychiatr Publ). 2020;18(2):162–168.

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Saundra-Jain

Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC

Adjunct Clinical Affiliate for the School of Nursing at the University of Texas, Austin; Co-founder of WILD-5 Wellness®

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Co-founder WILD-5 Wellness®
Gaurava-Agarwal

Gaurava Agarwal, MD

Director of Physician Well-Being, Northwestern Medicine Medical Groups Director of Undergraduate Medical Education in Psychiatry, Feinberg School of Medicine Associate Professor, Departments of Psychiatry and the Behavioral Sciences and Medical Education, Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine

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Gaurava Agarwal, MD serves as the Major Depressive Disorder Section Advisor for PsychU. In addition, he is an Associate Professor for the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science and Medical Education, and Director of Medical Student Education in Psychiatry at Northwestern University’s Feinberg School of Medicine. He also is the Director of Physician Well-Being for Northwestern Medicine’s Medical Groups.
Elizabeth-DiNapoli

Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD (OPDC)

Senior Clinical & Scientific Liaison

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Dr. DiNapoli earned her PhD from the University of Alabama.

Speakers Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPCand Gaurava Agarwal, MD are paid consultants of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.
Speaker Elizabeth DiNapoli, PhD is a paid employee of Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc.

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