UW researchers create new resource about depression

June 20, 2017 By Joseph Reed Gaines

A team of University of Wisconsin–Madison researchers has created a resource focused on young adults’ varying experiences with depression.

While self-help blogs and lifestyle magazines would have us think there’s a one-size-fits-all solution, anyone who has lived with or cared for someone with depression knows, in real life, it’s messier than that.

Depression can happen for many reasons, can create all sorts of different feelings, and can require radically different approaches, treatments, or self-care strategies.

Thirty-eight young adults were interviewed to create this resource, and these interviews have been methodically segmented using video and audio clips to let us hear their stories directly. The resource is designed to be useful to researchers and the public.

Whether you are looking to explore more about this important issue yourself, or you know someone who might benefit from it, this resource is now live at healthtalk.org.

Also, complete this short feedback survey to let us know what you think about the resource. At the end, you can enter your e-mail for a chance to win a $50 Amazon gift card.

The principal investigators on the project were Rachel Grob, of the Center for Patient Partnerships and the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health; and Nancy Pandhi, of the Department of Family Medicine and Community Health.