Depression

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.

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Tomas G. M. Hokfelt, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Tomas G. M. Hokfelt, M.D., Ph.D.
April 02, 2014
An international team has discovered that a brain chemical not previously linked to depression, called galanin, plays an important role in determining who is...
Fang Liu, M.D., Ph.D., expert in depression research
Fang Liu, M.D., Ph.D.
March 28, 2014
The World Health Organization (WHO) estimates that more than 350 million people suffer from depression worldwide. New research, as reported online in...
Sue Wright, recovering from depression
Sue Wright
March 24, 2014
"It isn’t a punishment, it isn’t a weakness,” says Sue Wright, speaking about her depression. She is proof, she says, that depression is a mental illness that...
Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D.
March 13, 2014
Interview with a Researcher: Getting Patients Better, Quicker Why do we have to wait six to 12 weeks for an antidepressant medication to kick in, while...
Jay N. Giedd, M.D. - brain and behavior research expert on depression
Jay N. Giedd, M.D.
March 05, 2014
Few parents are surprised to hear that the brains of teens are different. The teen brain is not a broken or defective adult brain. It has been exquisitely...

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