Depression

Depression 2018-09-05T18:41:53+00:00

DEPRESSION RESEARCH

$1,764,727.72 awarded to research since 1985

16 million American adults live with major depression. Once thought of as simply “feeling blue,” it is now better understood that the word “depression” describes a family of very real mood disorders. While the symptoms and contexts of these illnesses vary, they can include prolonged periods of sadness or despair, detachment, loss of appetite, trouble sleeping, or thoughts of suicide. Depression represents the Foundation’s single greatest area of investment, in hopes of finding treatments—and maybe even cures—for these difficult, often lifelong conditions.

$1,764,727.72 awarded to research since 1985

Active Research

Effects of a Tissue Selective Estrogen Complex (TSEC) on Depression and the Neural Reward System in the Perimenopause | Schiller | $40,000

Effects of a Tissue Selective Estrogen Complex (TSEC) on Depression and the Neural Reward System in the Perimenopause Award: $40,000 Owing largely to a steep drop in estrogen production, perimenopausal women are 14 times [...]