Lifescript.com, a women’s health website that attracts 12 million visitors each month, interviewed Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., recipient of Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grants in 2003 and 2005, on the latest in research, treatment and care for women with depression. Lifescript Health Detective Diane Wedner caught up with Dr. Bearden, the internationally-known expert on mood disorders, at the Foundation’s 'Discovery to Recovery: A Path to Healthy Minds' Conference in Los Angeles. Dr. Bearden participated in a conference panel on “Translating Research Into Practice” and delivered a presentation on “Risk and Vulnerability for Mood Disorders in Teens.”
Dr. Bearden’s research aims to understand neurobiological influences on brain structure in the development of mood disorders and psychosis in high-risk populations. Research has shown that beginning with the onset of puberty, women are at significantly higher risk of experiencing depression.
Carrie Bearden is an Associate Professor in the Departments of Psychiatry and Biobehavioral Sciences and Psychology in the Semel Institute for Neuroscience and Human Behavior at University of California, Los Angeles. She has many awards to her credit, including honors from the International Congress for Schizophrenia Research, the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology, the A.E. Bennett Neuropsychiatric Research Award for Clinical Science in Biological Psychiatry and the Samuel Gershon Junior Investigator Award from the International Society for Bipolar Disorders.
Read the story “Are you feeling depressed? Top Doc’s Tips to Fight Depression” based on Dr. Bearden’s presentations and interview