Depression Center

As a founding member of the National Network of Depression Centers, we are committed to increasing scientific knowledge about depression & bipolar disorder and removing the stigma associated with mental illness. These aims will enable advanced patient care, thereby significantly improving quality of life.

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401 E. Chestnut Suite 610
Louisville, KY 40202

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The most recent Depression Center Newsletter

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Dr. Jess Wright, MD, co-authors Op-Ed on CNN Business.

The title is "5 ways businesses can prevent a costly mental health crisis." Read it here.

2022 Depression Center Annual Conference will be in-person

The University of Louisville Depression Center will return to an in-person format for its Sixteenth Annual Conference, on November 3rd and 4th, 2022 and we look forward to hosting the top event for mental health education in the region. It offers an excellent opportunity for mental health professionals to improve their knowledge for diagnosing and treating mood disorders and related conditions. Featured speakers for the in-person conference will include Nassir Ghaemi, M.D., Professor or Psychiatry and Director of the Mood Disorders Program and Psychopharmacology Consultation Clinic at Tufts University, one of the world’s top psychopharmacologists, Donna Sudak, M.D., Professor and Vice-Chair for Education, Drexel University, an internationally recognized expert in psychotherapy for mood disorders, Laura Frey, PhD., an Associate Professor at UofL’s Kent School of Social Work who has extensive clinical experience providing suicide risk assessments and crisis intervention, and Peter Yellowlees, M.D., Distinguished Emeritus Professor of Psychiatry at UC Davis where he directs the Fellowship Program in Clinician Wellbeing. In addition to keynote presentations, there will be six workshops on a variety of important topics including advanced psychopharmacology, depression in youth, novel approaches to difficult-to-treat depression, and clinician wellness. Full CME credits will be available to registrants. Here is the brochure.

CANCELLED: FREE Public Seminars

The upcoming free seminars have been cancelled due to the COVID-19 situation.

Weekly Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) Meetings

Tuesday nights, 7:30 - 8:30pmSeveral of our providers partner with the DBSA Family and Friends Groups. More information here.

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Director Jess Wright, MD, offers suggestions for coping during the pandemic

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From the Director

Dr. Jesse WrightRecommended Reading from the Director of the UofL Depression Center

Dr. Wright was a co-author on an important study that researched the barriers to implementation of Computer-Assisted Cognitive-Behavior Therapy for depression in primary care. Some of the obstacles include an insufficient number of trained therapists, costs of treatment, lack of transportation, and difficulty in scheduling and attending a large number of therapy sessions. For this reason, most primary care patients who could benefit from CBT do not participate in this form of treatment or receive any psychotherapy. Read article


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UofL Health Care Outpatient Center
401 E. Chestnut
Suite 610
Louisville, KY 40202
Phone: 502-588-4450
Fax: 502-588-9539




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