GERIATRIC MOOD DISORDERS
Antonio Teixeira, MD, PhD | The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston
Sara L. Weisenbach, PhD, ABPP | McLean Hospital
WHY A TASK GROUP?
The purpose of the Geriatric Mood Disorders Task Group is to address the specific needs of older adults with mood disorders from diverse backgrounds, including improving clinical care, promoting education and collaborative research, and engaging in advocacy efforts.
Since inception, the Geriatric Mood Disorders Task Group has been a forum for the exchange of ideas and collaborative research across NNDC member sites. The group has established a comprehensive database of clinical and cognitive outcomes among older adults who have depression and bipolar disorder, as well as a set of age-matched controls, collected as part of research protocols at five different member sites. This Momentum Grant database has provided a platform for further study and current projects.
- PCORI Grant “Investigating Care Models to Support Older Adults with Depression and Health Comorbidities”– Awarded to the Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance (DBSA) and subawarded to NNDC
- Review Paper on Treatment-Resistant Depression in Older Adults
- “Personalized Modeling of Longitudinal Trajectories of Cognitive Function”
- NNDC Small Grant: “Multi-Site Clinical Database of Older Adults with Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder or Healthy Controls”
For more information about this task group, please contact Program Manager Mary Laffey ([email protected]).
Each year, NNDC Task Groups are invited to apply for NNDC Momentum Grants to fund pilot projects that can be used to generate proposals for larger federal or foundation grants. For details, visit the NNDC Momentum Grants page.
page updated: 02/2023