It was believed for a long time that the human brain didn’t change much once mature. That belief has been turned on its head over the course of the past fifteen years. Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD...
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Did you know that almost 7% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with depression?
Clinical depression is a serious condition that negatively affects how a person thinks, feels, and behaves. In contrast to normal sadness, clinical depression is persistent, and significantly interferes with daily life. Untreated, symptoms can last for weeks, months, or years; and if inadequately treated, depression can lead to other health-related issues. Symptoms include: a depressed mood most of the day, every day; diminished interest in daily activities; changes in appetite and sleeping patterns; fatigue; restlessness; anxiety; feelings of worthlessness or helplessness; difficulty concentrating; increased alcohol or drug use; thoughts of death or suicide.
Preliminary results by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee James W. Murrough, M.D.―in the largest clinical trial of ketamine for resistant depression to date―confirm the promise of...
The mechanism behind how stress hormones cause a reduction in the number of new brain cells―a process considered to be linked to depression―was investigated by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee...