Depression, Stress, and Down Syndrome. A Multimethod Approach to Assessment

Brown, Ruth C


This K08 award will provide the candidate with the training necessary to pursue a multimodal program of research, including the development of assessment tools for depression and stressful life events and the incorporation of clinical and biomarker data to better identify depression in people with Down syndrome (Ds). Given that depressive symptoms are modifiable via psychosocial or pharmacologic intervention, the development of tools to facilitate the recognition of depression in people with Ds could lead to advances in research aimed at reducing the risk (or progression) of depression in this highly vulnerable population.

Down Syndrome Publications