Archive Tag: Treatment

Background About the Check In Survey

On September 14, 2017, Chancellor Gene Block announced that UCLA launched the first-ever campus wide mental health screening program conducted at a university. The mental health screening referred to as the “Check In Survey”—is part of the Depression Grand Challenge, the campus-wide commitment to understand, prevent and treat depression. Read more

Transcranial electric stimulation and treatment response in depression

Katherine Narr, head of the Depression Grand Challenge (DGC) human neuroimaging studies and Associate Professor of Neurology and Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences at the David Geffen School of Medicine (DGSOM), recently received new funding from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) to determine how transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS), a non-invasive Read more

“Being a student is tough and comes with unique stressors which can lead to anxiety and depression,” says Allison Ariniello, who struggled with mental health issues as an undergraduate student and Women’s Soccer forward at the University of California, Santa Barbara. In her junior year, sports-related injuries and anemia compounded her levels of stress and exhaustion enough to make her consider withdrawing from Read more

Dr. Andrew Leuchter talks with a patient who is about to undergo transcranial magnetic stimulation, which treats depression by sending magnetic pulses to a specific area of the brain.
UCLA Health

Depression is the number one cause of disability worldwide according to the World Health Organization, but common antidepressants work for only 60 percent to 70 percent of people who take them. The Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at UCLA is one of a handful of hospitals and clinics nationwide that offer transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), an innovative treatment for depression that Read more

In the traveling exhibition “Send Silence Packing,” backpacks represent the more than 1,000 college students who commit suicide each year.
Credit Austin Bachand/Daily News Record, via Associated Press

The New York Times featured the UCLA Depression Grand Challenge in an article highlighting how different colleges are proactively addressing depression on campus. The article mentions Michelle Craske, Depression Grand Challenge Executive Committee member, along with current progress in the iCBT Student Study and plans for the “100K study” – the 10-year study that will monitor 100,000 people with the Read more