Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care
The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care (CDRC) at UT Southwestern Medical Center is nationally recognized for its cutting edge research in unipolar and bipolar depression. The research conducted within the center brings better understanding of the causes of depression, identifies effective new treatments, and improves existing ones.
Built on a quarter-century of research in mood disorders, the Center for Depression Research an Clinical Care (CDRC) was established in 2015 to realize a future free from the burden of depression. In the last seven years, our Center has demonstrated its impact in lives changed. We have lead research into new treatments, including brain and blood tests, for depression and suicide. We have established evidence-based programs that transform our ability to prevent, diagnose, and treat depression. Critically, we have built networks and established research-driven programs that extend our reach to adolescents; addressing youth depression and suicide with mental health promotion and resilience training that encourages a conversation long overdue. We have witnessed the difference our efforts make for people with mental disorders and their families. Such results speak to the value of the work to which we have dedicated ourselves.
The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care is continually striving to build bridges to better mental health and wellbeing for our community in Texas and beyond. Accomplishing this means addressing the particular needs and levels of community involvement that make success possible.
Learn more about our programs, here.
Dr. Trivedi awarded grant to study depression and suicidal ideation in youth. Learn more about our work here.
Dr. Trivedi awarded grant to study novel interventions for substance abuse. Learn more about our research into substance abuse and mood disorders here.
For more than two decades, Dr. Madhukar Trivedi and his colleagues at UT Southwestern Medical Center have conducted cutting-edge research to improve the treatment of depression, including the largest study-to-date examining appropriate treatment sequences for depression.
A future free from the burden of depression.
Our path to success is based on 5-core objectives
Partner with the community to make depression treatment mainstream.
focus on an active approach, deliver services and treatment to people where they live, demystify depression
Teach resilience to empower prevention.
focus on giving adolescents knowledge and a vocabulary to talk about mental health, and the skills to develop a personalized mental health toolbox through our Youth Aware of Mental Health (YAM) program and our newest program, Blue Steel.
Train the trainers.
Blend patient experience with data and metrics to guide treatment and progress.
focus on incorporating measurement-based care in primary care and pediatric practices
Develop biomarkers to improve existing treatments and create new ones.
focus on precision medicine research
1440 Empire Central
Level 3 Mood Disorders
Dallas, TX 75247-9119
CDRC COVID-19 Support Line
For information about COVID-19, mental health resources, or referrals in the DFW Metroplex, call and speak with one of our licensed clinicians.
Monday-Friday from 8:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m. CST
The CDRC strives to understand many factors that impact mental health. Learn more about our research discoveries here.
A full list of COVID-19 mental health resources can be found here.
Read a letter from Dr. Trivedi about our COVID-19 resources here.