Lives are lost to suicide each year worldwide and depression is the strongest risk factor for suicide (World Health Organization)
The Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) is focused on cutting the burden of depression in half by 2050 and eliminating it by the end of the century. This immense multifaceted effort brings together UCLA faculty from over 25 departments to tackle depression from all angles. The DGC approach includes four components - an Innovative Treatment Network, the 100K study, strategies to raise Awareness & Hope and Discovery Neuroscience. This newsletter focuses on the Discovery Neuroscience component of the Depression Grand Challenge.
Discovery Neuroscience Component:
Understand neural mechanisms underlying depression, with the ultimate goal of developing new and better treatments