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Funded Project Details - FY2021

Project Number:

Title: Validation of Immune Dysfunction in Model of Social Stress: Implications for Major Depression Disorder in Veterans
Principal Investigator:

Giulio M. Pasinetti

Location: Bronx, NY
Congressional District Code: 13
Research Service: Biomedical Laboratory R&D
Project Period: April 2021 - March 2025
FY 2021 Funding Amount: $170,900
Total Award Amount
(all years):
Abstract: View full abstract and other project information on NIH RePORTER


Project Summary/Abstract At least 30% of Afghanistan and Iraq veterans are affected by Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) and 20% are affected by post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and other stress-related mood disorders. Currently existing pharmacological treatments elicit temporary remission in <50% of patients; thus, there is an urgent need for novel therapeutic approaches to target MDD and psychological stress-related mood disorders. The prevalence of MDD is two- to threefold higher in patie...

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