Depression is one of the most prevalent problems and the first cause of disability in the world. In Chile, this pathology reaches figures far above the global average, with a prevalence of 17.2% in the general population and 25.7% among women. 21.67% of people declare having been diagnosed with depression at least once in their lives, according to studies conducted by the Ministry of Health.
The Millennium Institute for Depression and Personality Research (MIDAP) is a scientific center comprised by psychologists, psychiatrists, and social science and health professionals, all of whom seek to generate knowledge based on a multidimensional view of depression in interaction with personality, in order to maximize the effectiveness of interventions by identifying the agents and mechanisms of change involved in prevention, psychotherapy, and rehabilitation.
MIDAP’s scientific team is made up by over 150 researchers who belong to its five host institutions: Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile, Universidad de Chile, Universidad del Desarrollo, Universidad de La Frontera, and Universidad de Valparaíso.