Forum: Osher Center for Integrative Medicine : The Lived Experience of Depression – An Integrative Approach
Two-day, free virtual conference hosted by the Osher Center for Integrative Medicine.
Through this year’s Integrative Medicine Network Forum, we aim to create a greater understanding of depression through a cross-disciplinary dialogue rooted in scientific inquiry, multi-disciplinary and cross-cultural perspectives, and clinical innovation.
We will begin by examining the sources of depression. Are we dealing with a problem in brain chemistry and neuroscience or a disorder of mind and spirit? We will examine integrative medicine (IM) approaches to depression, how IM practitioners often distinguish between curing (fixing the broken part) and healing (achieving wholeness) and strive to address both. We will discuss cultural themes in defining and managing depression and look at cutting-edge approaches to treating depression.