Depression and Manic Depression Prevention Program

Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic

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Faculty and Staff:

Ellen Frank, Ph.D.
Dr. Frank is Professor of Psychiatry and Psychology at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. She is Director of the Depression and Manic Depression Prevention Program and is the Principal Investigator and Co-Principal Investigator on multiple research programs evaluating the effectiveness of psychotherapy and medication interventions in patients with mood disorders. Dr. Frank is internationally recognized for her clinical research in the assessment and treatment of mood disorders.
Dr. Frank created Interpersonal and Social Rhythm Therapy, a psychotherapy she and her colleagues developed for the treatment of bipolar disorder. This treatment has been proven effective in preventing and reducing the recurrence the symptoms of bipolar disorder.
 

David Kupfer, M.D.
Dr. Kupfer is the Thomas Detre Professor of Psychiatry and a Professor of Neuroscience and Clinical and Translational Science at the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. He was formally the director of clinical research at Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic and the Mental Health Intervention Research Center. Dr. Kupfer is PI or Co-Pi on multiple research programs at WPIC and is internationally recognized for his clinical research in the assessment and treatment of psychopathology.

 

 

Jill Cyranowski, Ph.D.
Dr. Cyranowski is an Adjunct Associate Professor at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Dr. Cyranowski is a licensed clinical psychologist. Her research is in understanding the gender difference in depression, understanding and treating co-occurring depression and anxiety, studying the relationship between life, stress, and depression, and in improving depression treatments for adults.
She is currently working to develop enhanced models of interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) for depressed patients with lifetime panic and anxiety symptoms.


          

               
           
             
Timothy Denko, M.D.
Dr. Denko is an Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric   Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of
Medicine. He has received extensive training in the treatment of bipolar illness.

 

 

Holly Swartz, M.D.
Dr. Swartz is the Medical Director of the DMDPP, a Professor of Psychiatry at the Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine and has a long-standing interest in psychotherapeutic issues related to the treatment of affective disorders. She has published articles and book chapters on interpersonal psychotherapy, women and depression, and the role of psychotherapy in the management of mood disorders. Dr. Swartz has substantial experience working with patients with recurrent depression as both a psychiatrist and an IPT clinician.

 

 

Our staff also includes these talented clinicians and researchers:

    

                             

Stacy Martin                      Kelly Wells      
MSEd., NCC, LPC               LCSW

                

 

                                                      
 
                                        
 

 

 Depression and Manic Depression Treatment Program (DMDPP), Department of Psychiatry, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic (WPIC), UPMC Health System