National Network of Indian Depression Centers Partners with the NNDC

Loyola Medicine Psychiatrist Murali Rao, MD, is Founding Chair of Indian Depression Network

10-Jul-2018 | Loyola University Health System

Newswise — The National Network of Depression Centers (NNDC) has joined forces with the National Network of Depression Centers India (NNDC– I) to help people who suffer from depression, bipolar disorder and other mood disorders in India.

Loyola Medicine psychiatrist Murali Rao, MD, is founding chair of the National Network of Depression Centers – India Foundation. “We aim to bring mental health literacy to a population for whom the stigma of depression is the greatest obstacle to seeking treatment,” Dr. Rao said.

Dr. Rao, who is from India, is chair of Loyola Medicine’s department of psychiatry and behavioral neurosciences and a nationally known expert on depression.

An agreement signed July 9 recognizes NNDC-I as an affiliate member of NNDC, a nonprofit consortium of 25 leading clinical and academic institutes in the United States, plus affiliate members in Canada and Germany.

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Murali Rao, MD, center, with John F. Greden, founding chair of the NNDC and J. Raymond DePaulo, MD, NNDC chair, at a signing ceremony in Ann Arbor, Michigan.