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Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute & Society

Rhythm and Blues: Psychodynamic Perspectives on Mood Swings

Dwarakanath G. Rao, M.D.
Training and Supervising Analyst
Michigan Psychoanalytic Institute

Six Wednesdays: October 13, 20, 27, November 10, 17, 24, 2010
7:45-9:15 p.m.
Fee: $180
9 CME and CE Credit Hours

Depression Center
University of Michigan, Department of Psychiatry
Garden Level Conference Room, Rachel Upjohn Bldg.
4250 Plymouth Road
Ann Arbor

This course will explore psychodynamic factors that initiate, maintain, and alter mood states. Using case material from the successful treatment of a bipolar patient in psychoanalysis, issues of diagnosis, medication use, and affect will be discussed. The role of trauma, unstable relationships, as well as the concept of manic defense will be explored. Participants are encouraged to present their own case vignettes.

After taking this course, participants will be able to:

  1. Recognize psychodynamic factors that influence mood change
  2. Become familiar with the concepts of manic defense, and traumatic early relationships.
  3. Apply psychodynamic concepts in the treatment of mood disorders