Depression

Depression

$56M Awarded to Depression Research since 1987

Key Figures

350 million

Globally, an estimated 350 million people of all ages suffer from depression.*

15.7 million adults

In 2014, around 15.7 million adults age 18 or older in the U.S. had experienced at least one major depressive episode in the last year (6.7% of adults in the U.S.).*

2 out of 100

As many as 2 out of 100 young children and 8 out of 100 teens may have serious depression.*

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Research Gives People Hope: Multiple family illnesses inspire a couple's life-long commitment to the mental health cause

From The Quarterly, Winter 2011 No one knows better than the Garatt family how far research in mental illness has come – and how far it still has to go. Thirty-three years ago, when Sean Garatt was diagnosed with schizophrenia, his mother, Marcia, was told that she was the cause. The “bad mothering...

A Remarkable Journey

Cindy Warren was diagnosed with depression in 1999 after she attempted suicide. She had seen a therapist off-and-on before then, but her official diagnosis began a journey of failed treatments that seemed only to make her feel worse. Over the course of 1999-2005, Cindy was hospitalized five times...

CNN Features Edi Guyton’s story

From The Quarterly, Fall 2012 Earlier this year, in April, Dr. Sanjay Gupta, Chief Medical Correspondent for ‘CNN Presents,’ produced a special segment on deep brain stimulation (DBS). See the video at bbrfoundation.org/cnn-video. Currently in clinical trials, the development of DBS to treat...