Focus on the Individual

Mood Disorders Research

Precision Medicine Begins at Home

At the Center for Depression Research and Clinical Care, our approach is a multi-faceted one, including many areas of involvement to positively impact the identification, diagnosis, and treatment of mood disorders. An important element of translating our research into practice involves creating access and capability to track mental health and wellness for the individual (adolescent and adult) within and beyond our community. 

Self-Monitoring Your Mental Health

Dr. Trivedi explains how and why you should track your mental health

What is self-monitoring?

Self-monitoring involves keeping a personal record of your moods and behaviors in order to track trends over time. This allows individuals to observe how their mental state changes and provides concrete data to show how they are progressing, and which symptom profiles need attention.

Why self-monitoring is important

  • Real-time collections to guide behavior change in daily life​
  • Reinforce positive change and counteract negative developments​
  • Establishment of healthy attitudes and behaviors​
  • Real-time collection avoids recall bias​
  • Warns of relapse or worsening symptoms​
  • Self-empowerment stimulates an active role and empowers self-health ​
  • Increases emotional self-awareness and improves self-management skills​
  • Increases help-seeking motivation and behaviors​
  • Prolongs symptom-free intervals among patients with recurrent depression ​
  • Captures important data for health care providers


Mood Disorders Research

Tools for Mental Health

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.

Depression Self-Rating Test

Nearly 20 million Americans experience depression, but many will never seek treatment, according to the National Institute of Mental Health. The Depression Self-Rating Test is a simple, 16-question quiz to help you identify common symptoms of depression and their severity.

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Mental Health Tracker

With more than 25 years of working as a clinician and researcher in mood disorders, Dr. Madhukar Trivedi has experienced the barriers and challenges within the field of mental health and patient care. A large part of these challenges stem from access, in both availability and ease-of-use, and this led him to the idea of creating tools that put the power (and responsibility) in people's hands, to know and interact with their data. From this vision, Evexia was born.

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Measuring for Better Treatment

The CDRC's Founding Director, Dr. Madukar Trivedi, presents on the role of measurement-based care in improving the diagnosis and treatment of depression in clinical practice at the TEDxPlano event.

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Dr. Trivedi TEDxPlano talk

Partnership Across Texas

To better understand the areas of greatest impact, we have identified and partnered with schools, community organizations, and healthcare systems on initiatives to improve the diagnosis and treatment of mood disorders and enhance suicide prevention efforts.

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Putting Youth First

Mental illness, such as depression, often begins early in life. Approximately one in 11 children experience some form of depression before the age of 14, and many report their first episode of depression occurred between the ages of 12 and 13.

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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.