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January 14, 2022

How Endometriosis, a Common, Painful Condition Many Women Face, Can Impact Mental Health

  • Anxiety, Depression, Patients and Families

Endometriosis is a common, often painful condition in which the type of tissue that forms the lining of the uterus (the endometrium) is found outside the uterus. The most common symptom of endometriosis is chronic pelvic pain, especially just before and during the menstrual period. Endometriosis is also associated with mental health conditions, including depression and anxiety, and a reduced quality of life.

November 22, 2021

Talking about Veteran’s Mental Health

  • Depression, Military and Veterans, PTSD

The questions and answers below are some adapted from a recent Twitter chat APA hosted on veteran’s mental health.

October 15, 2021

Treating Sleep Problems May Help Prevent Depression

  • Depression, Sleep Disorders

Sleep problems and depression are closely interconnected and have a bidirectional relationship. In The American Journal of Psychiatry, authors David T. Plante, M.D., Ph.D., with the University of Wisconsin School of Medicine and Public Health, suggests that there is important “opportunity to prevent depressive episodes using evidence-based treatments for insomnia.” Plante highlights several factors contributing to the potential for broad public health impact. 

September 30, 2021

AJ Klein, Linebacker for the Buffalo Bills, Talks Mental Health and the NFL

  • Depression, Patients and Families

Austin Kayser, a 4th year medical student at the University of Wisconsin-Madison School of Medicine and Public Health had the opportunity to sit down and talk with NFL linebacker AJ Klein of the Buffalo Bills. They talked about mental health in the NFL, stigma, recent high-profile cases of athletes sitting out for mental health reasons, and the value of therapy, among other topics.

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