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1st Prize

Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Mount Sinai School of Medicine
New York, NY, U.S.A.

Investigations of the molecular determinants of depression on the bases of the Social Defeat Model.

2nd Prize

Rainer Rupprecht, M.D.
University Regensburg
93042 Regensburg, Germany

Allosteric modulation of ligand-gated ion channels as a novel principle for the treatment of depression and anxiety


1st Prize

Gerhard Sanacora, M.D.
John H. Krystal, M.D.
Yale University School of Medicine
West Haven, CT, U.S.A.

Investigations on amino acid neurotransmitter systems contributions to the pathophysiology and treatment of major depressive disorder.

Aaron T. Beck, M.D.
University of Pennsylvania
Philadelphia, PA, U.S.A.

Lifetime achievements in the defining the cognitive biases and distorted interpretations of events which represent the core psychological problem in depression and contribute to its typical symptoms, and using this knowledge to develop cognitive therapy which has helped millions of people suffering from depression.


1st Prize

Alexander H. Glassman, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Columbia University
Chief of Clinical Psychopharmacology
New York State Psychiatric Institute
1051 Riverside Drive
New York NY 10032

Research in depression and heart disease


1st Prize

Elliot S. Gershon
Foundations Fund Professor of Psychiatry
and Human Genetics,
The University of Chicago
Department of Psychiatry
5841 S. Maryland Ave. MC3077
Chicago, IL 60637


Research on the role of genetics in bipolar disorder


1st Prize 

Florian Holsboer, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry

Max-Planck-Institute of Psychiatry
Kraepelinstr. 10
80804 Munich

Research in the dialogy and treatment of depression







1st Prize 

Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.
Professor of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Laboratory of Molecular Psychiatry
Department of Psychiatry and Pharmacology
Yale University School of Medicine
34 Park Street, New Haven
CT 06508, USA

A cellular theory of depression based on selective gene activation




1st Prize 

Lewis L. Judd, M.D.
Mary Gilman Marston Professor
Chairman, Department of Psychiatry
Universitiy of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, U.S.A., 92093-0603

Hagop S. Akiskal, M.D.
Professor of Psychiatry
Director of International Mood Disorders
Clinic Department of Psychiatry
University of California, San Diego
9500 Gilman Drive
La Jolla, California, U.S.A., 92093-0603

Delineating the Longitudinal Structure of Depressive Illness:
Beyond Clinical Subtypes and Duration Thresholds

1996/97 1st Prize

Kenneth S. Kendler, M.D.
Virginia Commonwealth University
Richmond, VA, U.S.A.

Major Depression and the Environment: A Psychiatric Genetic Perspective

3rd Prize

Prof. Dr. med. Isabella Heuser
Zentralinstitut für Seelische Gesundheit
Mannheim, Germany

The Hypothalamic-Pituitary-Adrenalin System in Depression Mechanismus der Überaktivität des Hypothalamus-Hypophysen- Nebennierenrinden (HHN)-Systems bei Depressionen

1994/95 1st Prize

Dennis S. Charney, M.D.
George R. Heninger, M.D.
Yale University
New Haven, CT, U.S.A.
Pedro L. Delgado, M.D.
University of Arizona
Tucson, AZ, U.S.A.

The Revised Monoamine Theory of Depression: A Modulatory Role for Monoamines, Based on New Findings From Monoamine Depletion Experiments in Humans

2nd Prize

Nicholas Barden, Ph.D.
Centre de Recherche du CHUL
Québec, Canada

Modulation of Glucocorticoid Receptor Gene Expression by Anti-depressant Drugs

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