Understanding Major Depressive Disorder: Moving from Mood Symptoms to Restoring Functionality

AKSOB 904, Beirut campus

As part of its STAY AWARE alumni lecture series, the Alumni Relations Office at LAU presents Understanding Major Depressive Disorder: Moving from Mood Symptoms to Restoring Functionality.

Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is one of the most common psychiatric disorders affecting individuals of all ages, irrespective of sociodemographic differences. While more traditional understandings of major depression and associated conditions have focused on mood symptoms as markers of improvement and treatment response, treatment success aims at providing evidence on the importance of shifting the understanding of depressive disorders.

Wael Salameh, MD

  • Clinical Psychiatrist and Adult Psychotherapist
  • Instructor of Psychiatry at LAU Medical Center-Rizk Hospital and Clemenceau Medical Center (CMC).
  • Graduate of Medicine (2013) and Clinical Psychiatry (2018) from the LAU Gilbert and Rose-Marie Chagoury School of Medicine.
  • Member of the European Psychiatric Association (EPA, 2015) and the European Council of Neuropsychopharmacology (ECNP, 2017).

Topics to be covered: 

  • What is Major Depressive Disorder (MDD)? How do we define MDD and what is the role of functionality in MDD?
  • What is functionality and how can we measure it?
  • Who is at risk of developing depressive disorders? Is it genetic, environmental, social, a combination of factors or none of these?
  • How can we treat depressive disorders?
  • Can one medication be the solution to all depressive disorders?

Coffee and refreshments will follow

Registration starts at 6:00 p.m.

Alumni with a valid Alumni ID may park at the AKSOB underground parking lot.

Please confirm your attendance by October 1 at 01786456 ext. 1136