This past weekend, I went to Stanford’s 8th Annual Mood Disorders Education Day. I wasn’t sure if I wanted to go again this year because I didn’t think that there would be enough new information, but I was very wrong about that, this event was very different that last year or the year before. Last year the focus was mainly on the genetics of mood disorders but this year the focus switched to the therapy side as well as special features such as mood disorders in women. Unlike previous years, there wasn’t a special presentation on children, however, I wasn’t disappointed since we still had a breakout session for children and mood disorders where you could ask questions to the researchers in a small group, always my favorite part of this education day.
Here are some notes I took from the event: