National Institute of Mental Health Collaborative Program on the Psychobiology of Depression–Clinical Studies
This study was conducted with current participation of the following investigators: M. B. Keller, MD (Chairperson, Providence, RI); W. Coryell, MD (Co-chairperson, Iowa City, Iowa); D. A. Solomon, MD (Providence); W. A. Scheftner, MD (Chicago, Ill); J. Haley (Iowa City); J. Endicott, PhD, A. C. Leon, PhD, J. Loth, MSW (New York, NY); and J. Rice, PhD (St Louis, Mo). Other current contributors include: H. S. Akiskal, MD, J. Fawcett, MD, L. L. Judd, MD, P. W. Lavori, PhD, J. D. Maser, PhD, and T. I. Mueller, MD.
This manuscript has been reviewed by the Publication Committee of the Collaborative Depression Study and has its endorsement. The data for this manuscript came from the National Institute of Mental Health Collaborative Program on the Psychobiology of Depression–Clinical Studies (Am J Psychiatry. 1979;136:49-51). The Collaborative Program was initiated in 1975 to investigate nosologic, genetic, family, prognostic, and psychosocial issues of mood disorders, and it is an ongoing, long-term, multidisciplinary investigation of the course of mood and related affective disorders. The original principal and co-principal investigators were from 5 academic centers and included Gerald Klerman, MD (Co-chairperson),† Martin Keller, MD, Robert Shapiro, MD† (Massachusetts General Hospital and Harvard Medical School, Boston); Paula Clayton, MD, Theodore Reich, MD,† Amos Wellner, MD† (Washington University Medical School, St Louis, Mo); Jean Endicott, PhD, Robert Spitzer, MD (Columbia University, New York, NY); Nancy Andreasen, MD, PhD, William Coryell, MD, George Winokur, MD† (University of Iowa, Iowa City); Jan Fawcett, MD, William Scheftner, MD (Rush-Presbyterian–St Luke’s Medical Center, Chicago, Ill). The National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Branch was an active collaborator in the origin and development of the Collaborative Program with Martin M. Katz, PhD, branch chief as the co-chairperson, and Robert Hirschfeld, MD, as the program coordinator. Other past contributors include J. Croughan, M. T. Shea, R. Gibbons, M. A. Young, and D. C. Clark.