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NIH Intramural Reddit “Ask Me Anything” with Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. - Developing Novel Therapeutics for Depression


The National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) and the NIH’s Intramural Research Program (IRP) are teaming up to bring you a Reddit “Ask Me Anything” (AMA) discussion with the NIMH’s Dr. Carlos Zarate Jr. During the event, Dr. Zarate will answer questions from the public about depression and his work on identifying novel therapeutics and biomarkers to improve its treatment.

Reddit is a collection of online message boards where people can hold discussions. The website is composed of a large number of “subreddits” focused on particular themes. The host of this AMA, for example, is the “Ask Science” subreddit (r/askscience). Through a Reddit account, you can post your thoughts or questions to the discussion page. Reddit users can also “upvote” specific comments or questions they find particularly interesting, causing them to rise to the top of the message board. In this way, the best contributions to the conversation become the most visible. 

Participating in a Reddit AMA is easy.

The AMA page will go live between 7:00 and 8:00 AM EST on November 13, 2018, at which point Reddit users can begin asking questions and posting comments on the AMA page. To ask a question or post a comment, you must have a Reddit account, but you do not need a Reddit account to follow the discussion. To view the AMA page or participate in the discussion, go to the Ask Science subreddit at You can view and comment on the AMA page after the event has concluded, but Dr. Zarate will only be answering questions from 11:30 AM to 1:30 PM EST on the day of the event.