The Depression Research Clinic

The Depression Research Clinic at Stanford University was founded in 1992 by the former Chairman of the Department of Psychiatry, Alan F. Schatzberg, MD, to conduct research on the causes of and treatments for unipolar depression. The Research Clinic began with one study comparing two different medications for the treatment of chronic depression. The clinic has grown extensively and specializes in conducting research on novel and innovative treatment approaches for all types of clinical depression. At the present time, the clinic is conducting numerous treatment studies on depression and other disorders.

The Depression Research Clinic is run under the direction of Charles DeBattista, DMH, MD and Hugh Brent Solvason, PhD, MD. Our investigators are active in the biology of mental illness, and have published extensively on the neurobiology and psychopharmacological treatment of mood disorders. Currently, their research and clinical interests include treatment of refractory depression, novel treatment strategies, and the neurobiology of mood disorders.