Our Mission

ivan-thumbThe mission of Depression Central is to serve as a recognized entry point to access high-quality information on depressive disorders and their treatment. Depression Central is dedicated to the education of patients, their families, professionals and the general public regarding the nature of all forms of depression. Such education is designed to increase the self-help skills of those with depressive disorders, to increase the clinical skills of professionals, and to reduce stigma and discrimination against those with mood disorders. Individuals with depression are reminded that the information on this site is designed to support, not replace the relationship that exists between an individual with depression and his or her psychiatrist.


The diagnosis and treatment of depression and other psychiatric disorders requires trained medical professionals. The information provided on this website is to be used for educational purposes only. It should NOT be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and treatment of any medical/psychiatric disorder. The potential risks associated with improper diagnosis or treatment can only be minimized by consultations with mental health professionals. Physicians should check standard medical texts, for dosages, indications and contraindications, prior to prescribing any drug.