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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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...

With Persistence, Recovering from Depression

Staying the course to get the right treatments, and having lots of support, lets this man enjoy his family again From The Quarterly, Fall 2013 Twenty years ago, Steven Addlestone, then a recent graduate of Vanderbilt University Law School, had just begun his practice with a major Atlanta law firm...

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...