Expert Offers Free Bipolar Disorder Public Lecture



December 13, 2010

ALBUQUERQUE, NM - The University of New Mexico’sIDEAS in Psychiatryis proud to bring Kay Redfield Jamison, Ph.D., to Albuquerque for a free public lecture about bipolar disorder Thursday, February 3, 2011, 6:30 p.m., in the Albuquerque Academy’s Sims Performing Arts Auditorium.

Among her numerous accomplishments, Redfield Jamison was named “One of the Best Doctors in the United States,” chosen byTimemagazine as a “Hero of Medicine,” and a 2001 MacArthur Fellowship recipient. Currently, Redfield Jamison is the Dalio Family Professor in Mood Disorders and Professor of Psychiatry at Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. She also is the co-author of the standard textbook,Manic-Depressive Illness: Bipolar Disorders and Recurrent Depression, used in medical schools throughout the country.

IDEAS in Psychiatryis a nonprofit educational institute that provides useful, accurate and up-to-date scientific information about psychiatric illnesses, symptoms, and treatments. Our goal is to change the conversation -- to encourage open, honest and informed discussion – so that those impacted by mental illness can seek effective help for themselves or their loved ones and so that professionals have the tools to deliver the best care possible.

Outside of the medical community, audiences know Redfield Jamison best for her moving accounts of her own experience with bipolar disorder and depression. In her national bestselling books:An Unquiet Mind,Night Falls Fastand her latest work,Nothing was the Same, Redfield Jamison shares her personal and academic knowledge for those striving to understand bipolar disorder, grief and depression.

While in Albuquerque, Jamison will also work with faculty, residents and fellows in the UNM Department of Psychiatry. The title for her Grand Rounds presentation is:The Consequences of Public Disclosure of Mental Illness. Reservations for the event are recommended. For more information or to register, please visit call 272-3592.

Contact: Luke Frank, 272-3322

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