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UNI professor to speak on antidepressants

November 21, 2011

Catherine Zeman, associate professor, UNI Department of Health, Physical Education and Leisure Services, 319-273-7090,

Stacey Christensen, Office of University Relations, 319-273-6728,


CEDAR FALLS, Iowa -- Catherine Zeman, University of Northern Iowa associate professor in health, physical education and leisure services, will present a lecture on antidepressants, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m., Saturday, Dec. 3, at University Book and Supply, 1009 West 23 Street, Cedar Falls.

Zeman will discuss reasons why health professionals have been challenging the overuse of antidepressants and other biopsychiatric drugs, including the myth that antidepressants correct imbalances of neurotransmitters in the brain. She will also discuss issues regarding drug side effects.

This event is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Zeman at 319-273-7090 or