Scientific Program

Conference Series Ltd invites all the participants across the globe to attend 3rd International Conference on Depression, Anxiety and Stress Management London, UK.

Day 1 :

Conference Series Stress 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker David Truswell photo

David Truswell has worked in the Community-based Mental Health Services in the UK for over 30 years developing services for people with complex care needs and enduring mental health problems. From 2009-2011, he was the Dementia Implementation Lead for Commissioning Support for London, working with commissioners across London to improve dementia services. He is the Chair of the Dementia Alliance for Culture and Ethnicity, a grassroots alliance of dementia organisations. He recently left the NHS to set up some fresh thinking, an independent health sector change management consultancy.


While there is growing research on severe mental health issues such as psychosis and suicide amongst Black, Asia and minority ethnic (BAME) communities, less attention is paid to the wider range of mental health issues for these communities such as depression, anxiety and stress. Often people can try to manage these issues through self-medicating (alcohol or other substance abuse) or access to non-statutory services (including religious ministry) rather than visiting a GP. In the aftermath of the UK referendum to leave the European Union some have argued that mainstream media narratives have shifted towards ‘normalising’ rhetoric about immigration that would have previously been regarded as unacceptably racist. While there is some evidence that across the UK racist physical assaults and harassment have increased there has been no exploration of the mental health impact of this narrative shift. This presentation explores the impact of ‘everyday racism’ as a cause of depression, anxiety and stress, the interaction with existing stigma towards mental illness in BAME communities and considers the potential consequences for those struggling with these issues to gain access to appropriate help. Recent experience working to improve access to support services for people BAME communities with OCD and for BAME ex-offenders with mental health problems will be used as an illustration of some the challenges.

Conference Series Stress 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Torao Ishida photo

Torao Ishida has completed his PhD from Tokyo University and Post-doctoral studies from Princeton University. He is Honorary Professor and Executive Director of Suzuka University of Medical Science and Honorary Researcher of Tianjin University of Traditional Chinese Medicine. He has published more than 160 papers in reputed journals and has been serving as an Editorial Board Member of the Japanese Society of Medicinal Dietetics. He has won ten awards in Japan, China, Korea and USA including the Minister of ECSST Commendation Prize of Science and Technology and Tokyo metropolitan Merit Award of Science and Technology


We developed mild depression in mice and rats by water-immersion stress. We treated these mildly depressed mice and rats with acupuncture on the GV20 and Ex-HN3 points with imipramine. We measured the immobile time and serum corticosterone level in the mice and rats and mRNA expressions of NT-3, NT-4/5, and TNF-alpha in the mice. The simultaneous acupuncture treatment on GV20 and Ex-HN4 of the mice and rats significantly reduced immobility time in forced swimming test as well as imipramine treatment. This treatment enhanced mRNA expressions of NT-3 and NT-4/5 but decreased TNF-alpha mRNA expression of the mice. Single acupuncture treatment on either GV 20 or Ex-HN 4 did not reduce immobile time. We treated 10 healthy persons with electro acupuncture (EA) on the above two points. Changes in integral value of blood oxygenation level of cerebral cortex during verbal fluency task before and after EA were measured with NIRS, which is auxiliary method of evaluation of depression. There was not statistically significant difference between two means of integral values before and after EA treatment with conventional statistical analysis. We analyzed the above effects of EA with using Ishida’s response formula (Y=AX+B, where [Y] is increase value after treatment, [A] is the slope value, [X] is the value before treatment [B] is Y-intercept value). We found that [Y] increased reverse dependently on [X] when [X] was smaller than [−B/A] and decreased dependently on [X] when [X] was larger than [−B/A]. These increase and decrease of the value were almost canceled each other during calculation of mean but not canceled during calculation of its standard error. Conventional statistical analysis was not consistent with the actual effect of acupuncture having homeostatic effects. We developed new statistical analysis suitable for homeostatic effects.

Break: Networking & Refreshment Break: 11:00-11:15 @ Foyer

Keynote Forum

Tores Theorell

Stockholm University, Sweden

Keynote: Cultural activities in the work place
Conference Series Stress 2017 International Conference Keynote Speaker Tores Theorell photo

Tores Theorell is an emeritus Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at Stress Research Institute, Stockholm University, Karolinska Institute. He is a Physician and defended his dissertation in 1971 at the Karolinska Institute with his thesis on “Life events in relation to myocardial infarction”. He has done his practice in Clinical Internal Medicine and Cardiology from 1967-1978 and Social Medicine from 1978-1980. He was a Professor at the National Institute for Psychosocial Factors and Health in 1981.


There is growing evidence indicating that cultural activities (writing, music, visual arts, dancing and theatre) can be used in public health work. Singing in a choir may for instance provide meaning in life, physical exercise, short-term kicks of wellbeing hormones, social bonding and improved breathing. Furthermore in our research cultural activities are significantly associated with good handling of emotions which is central in social functioning in the modern worksite. What relevance does such knowledge have for modern working life? Findings were based upon a two-year follow-up study of 6000 Swedish working men and women. Emotional exhaustion and working conditions including cultural activities at work were recorded at start. With adjustment for confounders (age, gender, demand and decision authority at work, non-listening manager and education) a statistically significant “protective effect” of cultural activities against emotional exhaustion was shown. Accordingly there is reason to test cultural programs in worksites. A thorough discussion regarding individual needs, ethical aspects and practical handling is needed. Diversity is central practical experiments in worksites have indicated that jealousy and unwanted effects among non-participants in programs could arise. Several kinds of cultural activities should therefore be available. If handled wisely, cultural activities could increase cohesiveness and creativity in work sites.