Late Life Depression Prevention and Treatment Center
The University of Pittsburgh’s Late Life Depression Prevention and Treatment Center is dedicated to the development and effective prevention and interventions in late-life mood disorders and grief for adults of all ages.
Under the direction of Charles F. Reynolds, III, M.D., the federally funded Center of Excellence conducts research studies in depression prevention among vulnerable older adults, in addition to continuing existing research.
The center develops clinical strategies to:
- Prevent depression in later life
- Develop treatment strategies to achieve full recovery
- Improve early recognition and management of treatment resistance
- Maintain treatment response
- Minimize residual disability and cognitive impairment
- Improve quality of life in elderly persons afflicted with depression
- Improve transfer of good treatment practice to primary care and long-term care
Through the center, older adults are evaluated by a team of experienced psychiatrists, psychologists, nurses and social workers dedicated to the development of effective interventions in late life mood disorders.