Mood Disorders Research

Engaging Our Community

The Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care is always 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.

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Mood Disorders Research

Real People. Real Research.

For Clinicians

The CDRC is committed to providing learning opportunities for clinicians interested in learning more about mental health and resilience. Through many of our programs, we are training the next generation of mental health care providers and increasing the quality of treatments to patients in North Texas.

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For Educators

The Risk and Resilience Network team supports youth-serving organizations with programs that help mood and anxiety in adolescents through resilience building and mental health education.

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For the Community

Depression is a massive public health issue. Thankfully, there are teams of scientists dedicated to researching mental health, suicide, and substance use disorders. As part of our efforts to improve the discussion around mood disorders, Dr. Trivedi and our team decode the science of mood disorders through discussions with leading experts in mental health. We’re here to change the way we think and talk about depression, in an accessible, approachable way.

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Dr. Madhukar Trivedi hosts MedScape's newest podcast series, InDiscussion, all about Major Depressive Disorder (MDD). In these podcasts, Dr. Trivedi interviews experts about a variety of topics related to the diagnosis and treatment of MDD. 

Season 2 of MedScape's InDiscussion podcast series highlights predictors and precision medicine. The latest episode discusses utilizing subtypes and biotypes for personalized treatments with Leanne Williams, Ph.D., professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Stanford University.   

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Applying Wellness Habits

One of the foundational components of mental illness management and prevention is the quality of resilience. Resilience is the ability to maintain or regain mental health in the face of adversity or to bounce back from hardship and trauma. Resilience is not the absence of stress. Rather, it is built upon experiences of stress or adversity, and is the hallmark of strength and success. Dr. Trivedi discusses tips for reducing depression and anxiety through gardening with Dallas's own, Gardenuity team.

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Engaging in Health

The CDRC is participating in a collaboration with Meadows Mental Health Policy Institute, winner of the statewide Lone Star Depression Challenge, whose purpose is to scale an innovative, proven, transformative solution that builds healthier, stronger communities throughout Texas to improve the quality of life for all Texans.

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Sharing Insights

We believe depression should be seen as a treatable illness and we should be proactive rather than reactive. At the CDRC, we have a simple goal: reform clinical practice to bring about better diagnostic procedures, treatment options, and prevention efforts -making regular screening for depression the sixth vital sign monitored, after body temperature, pulse rate, respiration rate, blood pressure and pain.

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Solving Depression, Saving Tomorrows

Be part of the great impact we're having on science and medical care across the globe.

Built on a quarter-century of research in mood disorders, the Center for Depression Research and 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 led research into new treatments, including brain and blood tests, for depression and suicide.