Depression and Manic Depression Prevention Program

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

412-246-5588

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The Depression and Manic Depression Prevention Program (DMDPP), directed by Ellen Frank, Ph.D., provides information and treatment for depression and bipolar disorders in adults.  All of our services are offered at no cost to our patients. For more than 25 years, we have and treated thousands adults suffering from depression and bipolar disorders in the Pittsburgh area and surrounding communities.   

Dr. Frank's group of psychiatrists, psychologists, and clinicians are dedicated to providing a space where persons suffering with depression or bipolar disorder can better understand the illness and learn to cope with it through personal support and treatment. For more information or if you would like to join a study, please call 412-246-5588.

The Depression and Manic Depression Prevention Program is a psychiatric research & treatment program within the UPMC Health System's Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic. We are located at the 8th floor Bellefield Towers. Our address is 100 N. Bellefield Ave. Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, 15213

Clinicians who would like to learn more about Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy, a psychotherapy for bipolar disorder that was developed and originally tested at the DMDPP, should visit the free online training website www.ipsrt.org.

*Event Announcement*

 

Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Disorder

November 8-9, 2014

Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower, University of Pittsburgh  

This is to announce a multi-level training institute to be given by Ellen Frank, PhD and Holly Swartz, MD on “Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy for Bipolar Disorder (MC84)” that is scheduled to take place November 8-9, 2014 at the Thomas E. Starzl Biomedical Science Tower on the University of Pittsburgh campus.   

Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy is an empirically supported psychotherapeutic approach to the treatment of bipolar disorder. This innovative approach to the management of bipolar disorder was developed by Ellen Frank and colleagues at the University of Pittsburgh and has now been shown to be effective in preventing relapse of mania and depression and in treating acute episodes of bipolar depression.   It combines a behavioral approach to increasing the regularity of daily routines (social rhythms) with an interpersonal approach to coping with the stresses of bipolar illness itself, with interpersonal life stress and with social role problems.  This approach has now been expanded to include an individual therapy for adolescents with bipolar disorder and group therapy models for inpatient, intensive outpatient (day-hospital) and standard outpatient treatment. 

The first day of the training institute will consist of an overview of the treatment and assumes no prior knowledge of interpersonal and social rhythm therapy.  On the second day we will provide continued introductory training for those who are new to IPSRT and advanced training for those who are familiar with the basic IPSRT strategies and tactics and who want to learn more about recent adaptations and to refine their IPSRT skills. 

Details can be found on the website, http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp/conferences 

For additional information or to receive a brochure, please contact Nancy Mundy at mundynl@upmc.edu or (412) 204-9090. 

For a complete list of all our programs, please visit our website at http://www.wpic.pitt.edu/oerp

 



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