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
37°
H 37° L 32°
Cloudy | 0MPH

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

» Wauwatosa pedestrian killed by train Updated:  10/29

» Pedestrian struck, killed by train in Wauwatosa Updated:  10/29

» Suburban roundup: Week one of the WIAA football postseason 10/27

» New Mayfair parking structure to open tonight 10/24

» The Malt Shoppe opens Friday in Wauwatosa 10/23

» Poll: Which area team will win a state football title? 10/22

» Wauwatosa negotiating financial aid for Underwood apartments 10/22

» T.J. Maxx opening Oct. 30 in Wauwatosa 10/20

» Across Wisconsin, uneven property assessments fly in the face of fairness Updated:  10/19

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 9 10/17

» 500 free winter emergency kits given away at Mayfair tomorrow 10/17

» Camp Bar Tosa opens Saturday 10/17

» The Malt Shoppe grand opening party is Oct. 24-26 10/15

» JCPenney Furniture Outlet receives bomb threat 10/15

» Former Maharaja partner plans Indian restaurant for Wauwatosa 10/13

» New antique shop could replace Twirly Birds in Wauwatosa Village 10/13

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 8 10/10

» ID not required for voting 10/10

» Corner Bakery announces Oct. 20 opening 10/9

» Pizza Man to open second location at The Mayfair Collection 10/9

» Submit election letters now: deadline is Oct. 20 10/9

» No injuries in Wauwatosa house fire Sunday night 10/6

» Preps football photos of the week: Week 7 10/3

» Motorcyclist killed in East Tosa crash identified 10/3

» Police respond to two bomb threats at Kmart in Wauwatosa 10/3

View All Posts Got a tip? Welcome rss
Deal Watch - Milwaukee

Milwaukee's Best Discounts & Deals

Advertisement

Hidden Tosa

 

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

Local Business Directory

CONNECT