Late Life Depression Lab
About the Lab
Our lab investigates the impacts of depression and aging in several nationally funded studies. We additionally offer clinical services here at the UCSF Langley Porter Institute.
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Call us to learn more about the lab or if you are interested in participating in a study. Call us at 415-476-7046.

Depression is not a natural part of aging.

Major Depression is associated with tremendous personal suffering, increased risk for medical illness, dementia, and mortality and is the 4th leading contributor to the global burden of disability worldwide.  Recent estimates have indicated that up to 15% of adults of the age of 65 suffer from some form of depressive symptomotology.  Cognitive impairments can also occur in up to 60% of individuals with Late Life Depression and represents one of the most debilitating aspects of this disorder.  Our goal, as a research team, is to find the significance and impact that depressive symptoms have on cognition and functional disability. We hope to improve diagnostic treatment approaches and targeted treatment trials aimed at Late Life Depression and its symptoms. 

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