NOW:53208:USA01012
http://widgets.journalinteractive.com/cache/JIResponseCacher.ashx?duration=5&url=http%3A%2F%2Fdata.wp.myweather.net%2FeWxII%2F%3Fdata%3D*USA01012
63°
H 68° L 63°
Clear | 6MPH

MCW Offers Information, Tools to Recognize Depression

Sept. 30, 2013

Recognizing and treating depression will be the focus of the second annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) Thursday, October 10, from 12:00 am–6:00 pm.

According to the Centers for Disease Control, nearly one in ten Americans has experienced depression in their lifetime. Five percent have recurring bouts of depression, and half of the people impacted by depression will never seek medical help.

As part of Mental Illness Awareness Week, the public is invited to attend two one-hour discussions. At 12:00 pm, Dr. Christopher Butson, an associate professor of neurology and neurosurgery in MCW’s Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, will discuss neuromodulation therapy for depression. These new treatments utilize a variety of technologies to treat depression, including transcranial magnetic stimulation and deep brain stimulation.

At 5:00 pm, Dr. Karole Kuslak and Dr. Elizabeth Lampe, both of MCW’s department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine, will present “Depression as a Community Issue: Perspective from Patients, Family, and Practitioners.” Through a panel discussion, participants will learn from patients and those who love them about the effects of depression on the family unit.

In addition to the lectures, mental health professionals at MCW will offer free materials about depression, including a self-rating tool.

Depression Recognition Day is sponsored by the MCW department of psychiatry and behavioral medicine in memory of Charles E. Kubly and in collaboration with NAMI Wisconsin.

Discussions will be held on the first floor of MCW’s Medical Education Building, located at 8701 W. Watertown Plank Road. Parking is available directly across the street in the visitors’ parking lot.

Admission is free and open to the public; however, for planning purposes, please R.S.V.P. 414-955-7250.

This site uses Facebook comments to make it easier for you to contribute. If you see a comment you would like to flag for spam or abuse, click the "x" in the upper right of it. By posting, you agree to our Terms of Use.

Suburban News Roundup

E-mail Newsletter

Your link to the biggest stories in the suburbs delivered Thursday mornings.


Enter your e-mail address above and click "Sign Up Now!" to begin receiving your e-mail newsletter
Get the Newsletter!

Login or Register to manage all your newsletter preferences.

Community Watch

» J. Crew Mercantile to open store at The Mayfair Collection 7/30

» Wednesday house fire causes $100,000 in damage to Tosa home 7/30

» A Wauwatosa artist's unique work will be on display at the Firefly Art Fair 7/29

» Wauwatosa Meetings: July 30 7/29

» Wauwatosa West's inexperience affects season in close losses 7/29

» Six Wauwatosa East baseball players earn GMC honors on some level 7/29

» Land O'Lakes game brings back good memories 7/29

» Jr. Trojans set baseball tryouts for U9-U14 teams 7/28

» Tosa's Night Out set for Aug. 4 at Hart Park 7/28

» 'Milwaukee lion' spotted in Glendale Updated:  7/28

» Mayfair holds back-to-school style event 7/28

» Medical College of Wisconsin construction begins Aug. 3 7/24

» Therapy program's art gallery opening is this weekend 7/22

» The Suburban 16 Power Rankings: Watt, Niebrugge, and others on the next level 7/22

» The Landing at Hoyt Park has become destination for local musicians 7/22

» Wauwatosa West loses pitchers' duel to Pius in regional semifinal 7/22

» Where did the summer go? 7/22

» Sports Notes: July 23, 2015 7/22

» Pewaukee's fast start ends Wauwatosa East baseball team's season 7/22

» Initial Reaction Podcast: A dumb-sports-fan's guide to the Bucks arena financing situation 7/21

» Upcoming Wauwatosa meeting to discuss housing for people with disabilities 7/21

» Milwaukee Co. Zoo gains two snow leopards 7/20

» Meijer announces $25,000 donation to Wauwatosa Library 7/20

» Man shot, killed by Wauwatosa police was brandishing sword Updated:  7/18

» Wauwatosa early learning program to begin this fall 7/17

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss

Advertisement

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

"Hidden Tosa" is a semi-regular feature where reporter Rory Linnane explores the closed down and closed off parts of Wauwatosa.

2015 Writing Contest

 

(Click image for details)

Advertisement

Local Business Directory

CONNECT