Principal InvestigatorDr. Gotlib runs the Stanford Mood and Anxiety Disorders Lab. In his research, Dr. Gotlib is examining psychological and biological factors that place individuals at increased risk for depression, as well as processes that are involved in recovery from this disorder. He is conducting research examining cognitive, social, and endocrinological factors and genetics in depressed individuals, patterns of brain function and structure that characterize depressed and anxious adults and children, and predictors of depression in children at familial risk for developing this disorder. Dr. Gotlib is also examining the impact of innovative cognitive and neural procedures both to treat depression and to reduce young children’s risk of developing depression.