The DEPRESSION EVALUATION SERVICE (DES) is an outpatient research and treatment clinic that conducts studies of the cause and treatment of depression. Affiliated with the Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Medical Center, the DES is located in the New York State Psychiatric Institute on the Columbia University Medical Center campus (West 168th Street in New York City). Within the context of research studies, the DES offers free treatment with antidepressant medications for depressed men and women between the ages of 18 and 65.
HISTORY AND MISSION
Since its founding in 1977, the Depression Evaluation Service (DES) has become nationally recognized for its research into the cause and treatment of depression. Continually supported by grants from the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), public and private agencies and foundations, and pharmaceutical companies, the DES has collaborated with many academic and industry partners to promote knowledge of depression and to identify methods for matching specific treatments to different forms of depressive disorders. Read More >>
The DES includes experts with diverse backgrounds and a broad range of interests. Read More >>
The Depression Evaluation Service (DES) has two locations. One is at the New York State Psychiatric Institute at the Columbia University/New York-Presbyterian Medical Center in Manhattan. The other one is at 1775 Broadway (Suite 1403) in midtown Manhattan Both DES locations are easily accessible by public transportation (subway or bus) or by car. Read More >>