Our research programs are focused on improving treatments for mood disorders, including depression, bipolar disorder and stress; there are also projects specific to mood disorders in children/adolescents and during women's life phases. Many of our projects investigate how mood disorder affects brain function, how brain activity changes when a person is being treated, and how this information might be used to provide more effective care for people with depression.
All research programs are integrated with UCLA's Neuropsychiatric & Behavioral Sciences Clinics, and we are actively involved with developing and evaluating new treatments for mood disorders.
Current Research Projects
- Analysis of Brain Structure and Function
- Analysis of Brain Structure and Function in Patients With Depression
- Bipolar II Depression
- Early Intervention for Youth at Risk for Bipolar Disorder
- MBCT for Perinatal Women with Mood Disorders
- Neurodevelopmental Outcome in Children Exposed to Antidepressant Medication
- S.O.S. (Systems of Support)