Patient and Family Resource Center

Identifying New Treatments in Acute Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder: A free educational program exclusively for patients, families, and friends

About this event

DATE: Saturday, Sept. 6, 2014

Registration: 9:15 to 10 am

Program: 10 am to 3:15 pm

PLACE:

The Starr Center Auditorium

Mass. General Hospital

185 Cambridge St., 2nd Floor

Boston, MA 02114


CONTACT INFO:

Email: educationprogram@partners.org

Phone: 866-644-7792


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This free educational program is made possible by generous support from the Sidney R. Baer, Jr. Foundation.

 

Program Description

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry invites you to attend the September symposium Identifying New Treatments in Acute Psychological Trauma and Posttraumatic Stress Disorder.

Posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) is one of the most prevalent, distressing and impairing psychiatric conditions. This dynamic, interactive, one-day conference is designed to introduce patients and their families to advances in the diagnosis and treatment of acute psychological trauma and PTSD. During this conference, our expert faculty will provide information about the latest clinical research developments on the diagnosis, and pharmacological and behavioral treatment of acute psychological trauma and PTSD.

We hope this program helps you and your family in the journey toward wellness.

About the Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry
The Department of Psychiatry was established in 1934. In the course of eight decades, its scientists and clinicians have made significant contributions to the understanding and treatment of mental health disorders. Today, the department includes more than 600 affiliated psychiatrists and psychologists and has the largest clinical research program in the hospital, which includes research in neuroscience, genetics, and the assessment of new and established treatments for mental health disorders.

The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry was recently named the #1 Psychiatry department in the country by U.S. News and World Report.

Home Base Program
In addition to clinical and support services for veterans and family members, the Red Sox Foundation and Massachusetts General Hospital Home Base Program offers education for clinicians and community members about the “invisible wounds of war” — post traumatic stress (PTSD) and traumatic brain injury (TBI) — and the challenges faced by returning Iraq and Afghanistan veterans and their families. The Home Base Program offers clinical and community education in a variety of settings, including on-line and in-person training sessions, as well as web-based educational materials for clinicians, educators, and other community members.

The Center for Anxiety and Traumatic Stress Disorders (CATSD)
Our faculty and staff of psychiatrists and psychologists explore the causes and treatments for anxiety disorders, including Panic Disorder, Post-Traumatic Stress Disorder, Social Anxiety Disorder, Complicated Grief, and Generalized Anxiety Disorder, while seeking to learn more about the underlying causes and course of Anxiety Disorders.

The MGH Psychiatry Academy (MGH-PA) was launched in 2005 to bring high quality continuing medical education to psychiatrists, primary care doctors, psychologists, social workers, and other health professionals around the world through live programming and the Internet. Since 2008 the MGH-PA has had more than 35,000 healthcare providers participate in live symposia and on-line activities. In 2010, the MGH-PA assumed responsibility for patient education programs that were formerly provided by the Mood and Anxiety Disorders Institute (MADI) Resource Center. The MGH-PA is now providing education for individuals, families, non-professional caregivers, and the community about mental health, translating the latest research advances into practical information to help people work with their doctors toward the most accurate diagnosis and the best possible treatment results.