Dallas Country District Attorney Susan Hawk announced recently that she’s taking a four-week leave of absence to seek treatment for severe depression. This hour, we’ll talk about how depression is diagnosed and treated – and about the challenges of returning to a job after treatment – with Dr. Madhukar Trivedi, Director of the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care at UT Southwestern Medical Center. He also holds the Betty Jo Hay Distinguished Chair in Mental Health at UT Southwestern.
In this photo taken Thursday, July 29, 2010, Gina, a highly trained bomb-sniffing dog with the U.S. military, joins Staff Sgt. Chris Kench on a sofa at the kennel at Peterson Air Force Base in Colorado Springs. Gina was a playful 2-year-old German shepherd when she went to Iraq but months of door-to-door searches and noisy explosions left her cowering and fearful. After she came home to Peterson Air Force Base in June 2009, a military veterinarian diagnosed her with post-traumatic stress disorder. Ed Andrieski/AP Photo