Combating depression is UCLA’s second Grand Challenge

Previous Article Genetic study of 100,000 people will be the largest ever on a single disorder Add to Favorites Contact Information <!– –>Available for logged-in reporters only<!– –> Newswise — In an effort to place depression front and center on the national and international research agendas, UCLA has launched the Depression Grand Challenge, which aims to reduce the health and economic impacts of depression by half by the year 2050. Depression costs the U.S. economy more than $200 billion annually in medical costs and lost productivity. It also is the largest contributor to the risk for suicide, and more than 40,000 Americans take their own lives each year. And although depression is the leading cause of disability worldwide, research spending on the disorder substantially lags that of other illnesses. The…

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