Ongoing Research

Some of the research questions currently being investigated are:

  • What is the best treatment for younger and older people who have treatment resistant depression?
  • How does psychiatric illness such as PTSD accelerate¬†the aging process?
  • What is the impact of aging processes such as decreased dopamine function or inflammation on the development of depression? Can patients at risk be identified before the development of illness?
  • In older patients with depression and memory problems, are there treatment strategies that can effectively address both types of symptoms and result in good long-term outcomes?
  • How do we develop effective treatments for the frail-depressed and alter the downward trajectory of this patient group?
  • What is the relationship between hearing loss and depression?

There are no research studies actively recruiting at this time.