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Still time to register for depression recognition day on Oct. 10

Oct. 03, 2013 College News - Recognizing and treating depression will be the focus of the second annual Depression Recognition Day at the Medical College of Wisconsin (MCW) on Thursday, Oct. 10, from 12–6 p.m. 

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. Half of those impacted by depression will never seek medical help for it.

The public is invited to attend two one-hour discussions.  At 12 p.m., Christopher Butson, PhD, Associate Professor in the Biotechnology and Bioengineering Center, will discuss Neuromodulation Therapy for Depression.  At 5 p.m., Karole Kuslak, DO, and Elizabeth Lampe, MD, residents in Psychiatry and Behavioral Medicine, will give a presentation, Depression as a Community Issue: Perspective from Patients, Family and Practitioners.

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. 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 RSVP to 955-7250.

Depression Recognition Day Flyer (PDF)

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