Center for Depression Research
Despite great progress in uncovering the underlying mechanisms of many diseases over the last several decades, modern medicine has just begun to understand the human brain—the body’s most complex system and medicine’s greatest mystery.
A future free from the burden of depression.
- Transform the diagnosis and treatment of depression and bipolar disorder
- Revolutionize our understanding of the biological causes of depression and bipolar disorder
- Accelerate scientific discovery
- Disseminate new findings to real practice
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.
focus on VitalSign6 training and YAM training through the CDRC Training Academy to build a future generation of depression problem-solvers
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
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.
Learn more about our current clinical trials here.
Community engagement is an important aspect of our vision. Learn more about our partnerships here.
Depression often begins in youth. Learn more about our programs here.
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