February 13, 2020

Almost 60% of older adults who have successfully been treated for depression experience a recurrence within four to five years, but little is known about why this happens or who may be at highest risk.

Backed by nearly $5 million in funding, Vanderbilt University Medical Center researchers are conducting a five-year multisite trial to explore potential methods for predicting which patients may have a worse course of depression or are most vulnerable to recurrent episodes.