Archive Tag: Clinical Research

Interleukin 6 is one of the inflammatory molecules in the blood associated with depression.
Ramin Herati

Depression doesn’t look the same among all individuals that live with depression. Some people have a type of depression that is resistant to medication and more difficult to treat. Researchers at UCLA have shown that individuals with higher levels of inflammation and treatment resistant depression may benefit from Read more

Current UCLA Students are invited to Participate in the internet-based cognitive behavioral therapy (iCBT) Study

UCLA is currently recruiting students for an iCBT Study as part of the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) campus initiative. The iCBT Student Study is the first attempt by the DGC to implement a tiered treatment plan for depressed individuals dependent on severity of symptoms of depression or anxiety. Using an initial online screening tool, participants will be Read more

UCLA research shows that the drug, ibudilast, reduces people’s craving for alcohol and appears to improve their ability to recover from a stressful situation.
Sebastian Hernandez/UCLA

UCLA researchers have discovered a new drug that could help people overcome alcoholism. Participants taking the medication, ibudilast, experienced significantly lower cravings for alcohol than when taking the placebo. Not only did ibudilast dampen alcohol cravings, but it also improved participants’ moods after being shown their preferred alcoholic beverage. Researchers also found Read more

A woman receives a swine flu vaccine in the eastern German city of Dresden on November 4, 2009.

George Slavich is an associate professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and director of the Laboratory for Stress Assessment and Research at UCLA. Slavich and Rebecca Brachman, neuroscientist at Columbia University, provide commentary on current research projects at Columbia University developing a type of vaccine or long-lasting injection that Read more