Depression

Depression 2019-04-17T15:40:14-04:00

DEPRESSION RESEARCH

$944,332 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.

$944,332 awarded to research since 1985

Active Research

Next Generation Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation: A Novel Solution Enabled by Mobile Technology and Big Data | Frohlich | $200,000

Next Generation Non-Invasive Brain Stimulation: A Novel Solution Enabled by Mobile Technology and Big Data Award: $200,000 Need/Problem: Psychiatry urgently needs new treatment paradigms that are effective, safe, and affordable. Non-invasive brain stimulation such [...]

Achieving Synergy with Multimodal Brain Stimulation: Electricity meets Magnetism | Frohlich | $156,613

Achieving Synergy with Multimodal Brain Stimulation: Electricity meets Magnetism Award: $156,613 Need/Problem: One effective treatment strategies for mental illnesses is to combine medications to achieve maximal therapeutic benefit. In contrast, despite the emergence of [...]

Mechanism of Action of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder | Frohlich | $100,000

Mechanism of Action of Transcranial Alternating Current Stimulation for the Treatment of Major Depressive Disorder Award: $100,000 Need/Problem: Depression is a serious illness and many patients do not find relief with the current treatment [...]

The genomics of severe major depressive disorder (MDD) and response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) | Soda | $39.990

The genomics of severe major depressive disorder (MDD) and response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) Award: $39,990 Depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide. It can lead to suicide which is the second leading [...]

Longitudinal Assessment of Mental Health Needs of Parents with Advanced Cancer | Park | $39,000

Longitudinal Assessment of Mental Health Needs of Parents with Advanced Cancer Award: $39,000 Need/Problem: Parents with advanced cancer experience unique psychological concerns due to simultaneously raising and supporting their children while adjusting to the [...]