Flint has been named a fellow of the society, a prestigious academy that includes some of the world’s most eminent scientists.
Team members are using social media, reaching out to friends and family, and doing outreach around campus to share information about the effort and ask for their support.
Smoking, obesity, limited physical activity and a less healthy diet are among factors that strongly predict the likelihood of depression. That likelihood increases with each additional risk factor a person possesses.
UCLA Magazine: Chancellor Gene Block outlines the university’s plan to bring together researchers across campus to address this devastating illness.
In places where UCLA researchers found higher levels of stigma, students were more likely to report they seek treatment from a religious group or a religious leader.
The screenings are an important part of the Depression Grand Challenge, which was launched by UCLA in 2015 to reduce the burden of depression worldwide.
The scientists identified factors that can set the stage for disorders like schizophrenia, depression and ADHD that appear later in life.
UCLA Chancellor Gene Block and other experts on a Zócalo/UCLA panel shared new directions researchers are exploring and emphasized the importance of open communication.
Through collaboration across campus and across disciplines, UCLA has improved the medical prognosis of millions of people in the past 10 years.
A UCLA Nursing study found that combining education and entertainment helped encourage patients to seek therapy.
The voluntary service announced by Chancellor Gene Block will eventually be made available to the entire campus community, including those receiving care through UCLA Health.
The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer a treatment that works in a fundamentally different way than drugs.
UCLA-led study showed also that preventive antidepressants didn’t affect risk of postpartum depression in pregnant women with previous history of major depressive disorder.
The team launching the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge is inviting non-represented staff members to participate in a groundbreaking, campuswide initiative aimed at understanding, preventing and treating depression.
UCLA scientists have already established national and international collaborations, begun a series of studies and implemented a program that screens and treats students for depression.
A study by UCLA researchers found that a noninvasive method can help to determine whether an individual will enter remission after just one week of medical treatment.
Gaining a better understanding the risks and benefits of antidepressant strategies in older adults could improve the quality of life of seniors.