NARSAD, formerly known as the National Alliance for Research on Schizophrenia and Depression, is the largest donor-supported philanthropy for psychiatric research in the world. NARSAD strives to reduce the pain and debilitation of mental illness through its leadership in funding scientific research on the causes, treatments and prevention of serious psychiatric disorders. Since 1987, NARSAD has awarded over $233 million in research grants to scientists in the U.S. and 27 other countries for the study of depression, bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, anxiety disorders, childhood disorders and numerous other psychiatric conditions.