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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Improving Therapeutic Options for Hypoxia-related Depression with an Animal Model
Principal Investigator:

Perry F. Renshaw

Location: Salt Lake City, UT
Congressional District Code: 2
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: January 2016 - December 2020
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $0
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


 DESCRIPTION (provided by applicant): The recent escalation in suicide rates amongst veterans is of urgent concern, likely reflecting high rates of both major depression (MDD) and treatment-resistant depression (TRD). Higher rates of MDD and suicide are linked to living at altitude as well as with chronic hypoxic disorders (COPD, asthma, smoking), implying that chronic hypoxia intensifies MDD status, increases the prevalence of TRD and elevates suicide risk. Using a novel translationa...

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