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...
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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.
In a study funded in part by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Foundation NARSAD Grantees Charles R. Conway, M.D. and Yvette I. Sheline, M.D., and team found that vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) made positive,...
By Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Katrina Johnson, Ph.D. and graduate student Julia Schechter, M.A. Both are Emory University researchers.
While pregnancy is often...
NARSAD Grantee, Greer Murphy, M.D, Ph.D., was among a team of researchers from the Stanford University School of Medicine who recently identified genetic variants encoding a protein secreted in the brain that impaired the...
Research supported in part by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation finds that children who bully, are bullied, or experience both being bullied and bullying are more likely to have mental illnesses, including...