WVU Department of Behavioral Medicine and Psychiatry will host Dr. Dilip V. Jeste, M.D., past president of American Psychiatric Association, on March 15, 2017 from 1:00  to 2:00 p.m.

He will be speaking about Positive Psychiatry. Positive Psychiatry provides a rigorous and clinically useful guide to the growing body of research that strongly suggests that positive psychosocial factors such as resilience, optimism, and social engagement are associated with better outcomes, including lower morbidity, greater longevity, and a heightened sense of patient well-being. Because most of the research has been conducted outside of the field of psychiatry, it has had relatively little influence on everyday clinical practice.