Five percent of the world’s population currently suffer from a disorder in mood regulation that manifests as depression. That amounts to over 17 million Americans and 350 million people worldwide.
The Centers for Disease Control, the World Bank, and the World Health Organization have indicated that if more is not done to treat depression, it will be the leading cause of disability in the world by 2030.
The Center for the Prevention and Treatment of Depression's vision is to:
1. Reveal the causes of depression through basic science and clinical research in order to develop personalized prevention and treatment approaches that transform outcomes.
2. Provide youth with the treatment they need to ameliorate long-term suffering and save lives.
3. Impact evidence-based treatment on a national and worldwide scale, by quickly translating research findings into clinical practice through training and dissemination of our discoveries.