Depression Update Guests:

Depression affects millions of adults -- and children -- in the United States. What are the causes, and might there one day be a cure that works for all sufferers? In this hour, we'll get an update on the science of depression -- including what scientists are learning about the genetic components of the disease. Will we one day be able to test for a depression gene? Is enough research being done on children? Plus, one father's battle to find treatment for his children.

Paul Raeburn
*Former science editor for Business Weekand the Associated Press
*Author of the forthcoming Acquainted With the Night

Dr. George Zubenko
*Professor of psychiatry
*University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Brian Doyle
*Psychiatrist in private practice
*Clinical professor of psychiatry and family medicine, *Georgetown Medical School

Dr. David Brent
*Academic chief, child and adolescent psychiatry
*Professor of psychiatry, pediatrics, and epidemiology
*Endowed chair, suicide studies, University of Pittsburgh Medical School
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Guests:

Depression affects millions of adults — and children — in the United States. What are the causes, and might there one day be a cure that works for all sufferers? In this hour, we'll get an update on the science of depression — including what scientists are learning about the genetic components of the disease. Will we one day be able to test for a depression gene? Is enough research being done on children? Plus, one father's battle to find treatment for his children.

Paul Raeburn
*Former science editor for Business Weekand the Associated Press
*Author of the forthcoming Acquainted With the Night

Dr. George Zubenko
*Professor of psychiatry
*University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine

Dr. Brian Doyle
*Psychiatrist in private practice
*Clinical professor of psychiatry and family medicine, *Georgetown Medical School

Dr. David Brent
*Academic chief, child and adolescent psychiatry
*Professor of psychiatry, pediatrics, and epidemiology
*Endowed chair, suicide studies, University of Pittsburgh Medical School