Welcome to the Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute (BMDI). The BMDI is affiliated
with the Psychology Department at Binghamton University and specializes in understanding
the etiology and treatment of unipolar depression.
“Depression is among the leading causes of disability worldwide. In
the United States, 10 to 20% of people experience at least one clinically
diagnosable episode of major depression during their lives. Depression is
characterized by symptoms such as sadness, loss of interest or pleasure in
activities previously enjoyed, suicidal ideation, guilt, low energy, and disturbed
sleep or appetite lasting at least two weeks.”
At the Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute, we seek to understand factors that
contribute to the development and maintenance of depression. This type of research
is essential so that more effective prevention and early intervention programs
can be developed to reduce the likelihood that individuals will develop a chronic
vulnerability to depression. We are also committed to effectively treating individuals
currently suffering from depression. Therapists at the BMDI provide cognitive
therapy (CT), a goal-oriented psychotherapy focused on teaching patients skills
to overcome depression. A wealth of research supports the success of CT for treating
depression and we strive to incorporate the most recent treatment advances.
All of us at the Binghamton Mood Disorders Institute are invested in helping
people who are suffering from depression. Please feel free to review the information
presented throughout our website, and if we can be of any further assistance
please contact us at 607-777-3304.
E. Gibb, Ph.D.