In order to generate the forward momentum needed to make a difference in the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depressive illnesses, the NNDC has created a platform for unprecedented scientific collaboration. Here, the best minds in the field - representing the top institutions and cutting across a broad range of medical, social science, and management disciplines - come together to address the most pressing mental health challenges.
The groundbreaking work of the NNDC takes place within our task groups – multidisciplinary teams made up of leading clinicians and researchers from our member institutions who devote their time and expertise to one or more initiatives related to the diagnosis, treatment and prevention of depressive illnesses.
Identifying biological indicators, developing and promoting diagnostic tools
Special considerations for those under the age of 18
Identifying and expanding proven campus strategies and resources
Education on safety, efficacy, & advocating for expanded use
Investigating unique issues, risk factors and developing recommended assessments and care guidelines
Increasing awareness of the utility of treating mood disorders in patients with a chronic medical illness
Active military, veterans, and their families coping with depression, traumatic brain injury, post-traumatic stress disorder, suicidal behavior and stigma
Expanding rTMS for patients with treatment-resistant depressive illnesses
Strengthening suicide prevention for all age groups
Improving access to care for patients in need regardless of their location through existing and emerging technologies
Focusing on partnering on innovative approaches for the 1/3 of patients that fail to respond to other treatments.
Depressive disorders in women at key life stages, including pregnancy, postpartum and menopause