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Einstein's Community Health Lecture Series to Offer Insights on Depression & Aging

October 30, 2007 - (BRONX, NY) - On Wednesday, November 14, 2007 the Albert Einstein College of Medicine of Yeshiva University will offer a community health lecture on "Avoiding the 'Blues' As We Get Older" as an important component of successful aging. The presentation will be held in the medical school's Lubin Dining Hall on its Resnick Campus at 1300 Morris Park Avenue.

Admission to the lecture is free and a buffet reception will be offered, beginning at 5:00 p.m.

Leading the discussion - centered on how to distinguish everyday sadness and grief from depression that is an illness -- will be Gary J. Kennedy, M.D., director of the division of geriatric psychiatry and professor of psychiatry and behavioral sciences at Einstein. Dr. Edward R. Burns, executive dean of Einstein, will introduce the program.

Dr. Kennedy is renowned for his clinical and research efforts concerning psychiatric problems associated with aging, particularly depression and dementia among the elderly. In nearly 30 years as a member of Einstein's faculty, Dr. Kennedy has authored numerous publications on late life mental health, including his highly acclaimed book, Geriatric Mental Health Care, which was cited as one f the best books on gerontology by the American Journal of Nursing. His name also consistently appears among "the best doctors in America."

For additional information about The Einstein Health Lecture Series, please call 718-430-3101. Admission is free and no reservations are required.

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