Mercy Program Addresses The Hidden Symptoms Of Depression

SPRINGFIELD — As part of its continuing “A Healthy You in 2002” series of community wellness presentations, Mercy Medical Center will present When It’s All Too Much — the Hidden Symptoms of Depression (and Its Relationship to Anxiety) on Wed., Oct. 2 from 7 to 8:45 p.m. at the Riverbend Medical Group in Chicopee.
Depression is an increasingly familiar problem in modern society. The Mercy program will address such questions as: What is depression? What are its symptoms? and How does it affect our daily lives?

Behavioral health experts from River-bend Medical Group will offer ways to help identify the symptoms of depression and its relationship to feelings of anxiety. Tips on what individuals can do to help themselves or someone they care about will also be covered.

Psychiatrist Lisa A. Uyehara, M.D., and certified clinical social worker Paula A. Schmidt will share their knowledge of depression and anxiety and will devote time to answering questions. Uyehara has been seeing patients at Riverbend since 1998 and at her South Hadley private practice. She has a special focus on women’s issues and eating disorders.

The program is free of charge. Refreshments will be served. Pre-registration is requested by calling (413) 789-8001.

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