Help us fund the most advanced depression research today

Depression affects over
18 million people in the U.S.
each year,
regardless of age,
or socio-economic level.
Upcoming Events

Twelfth Annual Hope Luncheon Seminar

Brain Health and Wellness: The Science of Self-Care Exercise, Sleep, Nutrition and Meditation

Keynote Speaker

Dr. Richard Davidson, founder of the Center for Healthy Minds at the University of Wisconsin-Madison

Tuesday, November 6, 2018

11:30am - 2:30pm

The Plaza Hotel

The Staggering Statistics about Depression

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The Crisis in Depression Treatment and Research

Since the advent of the latest group of
anti-depressants (SSRIs and SNRIs) almost thirty
years ago, there has been virtually no change
in the treatment of depression or new category
of medication.

Yet over 50% of patients with major depression
do not respond to existing treatments.

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HDRF's Mission

Our goal is to fund the most advanced neuroscience research to:

Depressive Disorders

HDRF's work encompasses depression and its related mood disorders:

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Our Unique, Collaborative Research Strategy
HDRF is the leading non-profit focused solely on depression research,
with an unprecedented Depression Research Road Map created and
executed by our team of world renowned neuroscientists.

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Young Neurons in the Hippocampus
Latest Research Report

The Depression Task Force has made remarkable research progress in 2017, which is outlined in our Research Report.

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Special Events

An important focus of HDRF's mission is to educate the public, correct misinformation, and reduce the stigma that still surrounds illnesses of the mind/brain.

"Messengers of Hope"

Outstanding celebrity speakers who have shared their own experience with depression or a related mood disorder have appeared at our Annual Seminars.

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