April 14, 2022 - 12th George B. Murray, M.D., Limbic Lecture in Psychiatry
12th George B. Murray, M.D., Limbic Lecture in Psychiatry: “The limbic system in major depression: a circuit based perspective from treatment research”
Starting with Aristotle, the basis for emotional behavior has been a subject of inquiry and speculation. Darwin and subsequently James proposed that emotions in animals would be similar to human emotions and that the basic emotions occurred in response to afferent feedback loops which were then encoded into the cerebral cortex memory system. These efforts, along with the work of Papez, resulted in the concept of the limbic lobe, a complex system related to emotional functioning. This lecture will describe the evolving concept of the limbic system. The findings from region of interest activation studies as well as network to network connectivity and whole brain connectivity will be discussed. The lecture will present findings from the role of the limbic system in emotional systems and focus on disturbances in limbic system function and connectivity that contribute to major depression.
This program is intended for: Psychiatrists, Psychologists, Fellows, Residents, Interns and Nurses
At the end of this presentation participants will be able to:
- Describe the neuroanatomy of the limbic circuit and the function of constituent brain regions.
- Describe how changes in anatomy and function of limbic regions are related to psychiatric disorders.
- Describe the imbalances in limbic circuitry connections with other brain networks that lead to mental health disorders.
- 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™
This activity has been planned and implemented in accordance with the accreditation requirements and policies of the Accreditation Council for Continuing Medical Education (ACCME) through the joint providership of McLean Hospital and Massachusetts General Hospital. McLean Hospital is accredited by the ACCME to provide continuing medical education for physicians.
McLean Hospital designates this Enduring activity for a maximum of 1.00 AMA PRA Category 1 Credit™. Physicians should only claim credit commensurate with the extent of their participation in the activity.
- 1.00 Nursing Contact Hours
Massachusetts General Laws, Chapter 13, sections 13, 14, 14A, 15 and 15D and Chapter 112, sections 74 through 81C authorize the Board of Registration in Nursing to regulate nursing practice and education.
This program meets the requirements of the Massachusetts Board of Registration in Nursing (244 CMR 5.00) for 1.00 contact hours of nursing continuing education credit. Advance practice nurses, please note: Educational activities which meet the requirements of the ACCME (such as this activity) count towards 50% of the nursing requirement for ANCC accreditation.
- 1.00 Participation
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- 1.00 Psychologists CE Credit
The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry is approved by the American Psychological Association to sponsor continuing education for psychologists. The Massachusetts General Hospital Department of Psychiatry maintains responsibility for this program and its content.
This offering meets the criteria for 1.00 Continuing Education (CE) credits per presentation for psychologists.