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October 13th 2014:Depression in America: What You Need to Know with Guest Prakash Masand, MD

According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States. As treatable as this disease may be, nearly half of the estimated 16 million Americans suffering from MDD go untreated. MDD is a serious emotional and biological disease that affects one’s thoughts, feelings, behavior, mood and physical health. Symptoms include depressed mood, lack of interest, changes in appetite, sleep disturbances, movement changes, loss of energy, feelings of hopelessness or guilt, poor concentration, and thoughts o

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Prakash Masand

Prakash Masand, MD, is the Founder, Chairman, and CEO of Global Medical Education (GME) and Chief Scientific Officer at the Atlanta Institute of Medicine and Research. He has served as Consulting Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Duke University Medical Center and Director of Therapeutic Area Development, Neurosciences Medicine at Duke Clinical Research Institute. He is the founder of psychCME, a leading program for continuing medical education, which was acquired by OPTUMHealth. He was also named a Distinguished Fellow of the American Psychiatric Association and the Academy of Psychosomatic Medicine. The author of more than 300 abstracts, articles, and chapters, Dr. Mas
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