|Timings||10:00AM - 16:30PM|
|Location||RCPsych, 21 Prescot Street, London, UK|
|CPD||One CPD point per hour of educational activity, subject to peer group approval|
|Standard Fee||£130 (College Members/Non-Members)|
|Reduced Fee||£80 (CT1-3, ST4-6, SAS, Retired Members)|
Where is the boundary between normal sadness in response to life events and clinical depressive illness? The great religious traditions have developed many resources over generations for supporting people through episodes of low mood and depression. In modern times, antidepressant medication has become very widely used.
The speakers will consider this fascinating topic from psychiatric, sociological, theological, anthropological and cross-cultural perspectives. The college is very excited to have Professor Allan Horwitz, from Rutgers University, as the keynote speaker, a world expert in the field of the medicalisation of sadness.
The programme for this event is now available to download.
Keynote speakers include:
The Medicalization of Grief: The Transformation of Spiritual Distress into Mental Disorder
Professor Allan Horwitz
The Dark Night of the Soul. Transcending the Medicalisation of Sadness
Dr Gloria Dura-Vila
21st century epidemic or moral panic? Social, psychological and spiritual dimensions of loneliness
Professor Gerard Leavey
Judaism and Depression
Professor Simon Dein
The event will take place at the Royal College of Psychiatrists, 21 Prescot Street, London E1 8BB. Take a look at a map and directions to help plan your journey.
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Please note that you will need to make your own accommodation arrangements for this event. There are many hotels to suit a range of budgets a short walk or bus journey from the College. Here are the best ways to find them:
- Use our interactive Hotel map to find live pricing and availability information
- Use the Visit London accommodation search function
- View a list of local hotels put together by the CALC team.
Contact Name: Michelle Braithwaite
Contact number: 0208 618 4141