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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Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D.
June 27, 2014
2008 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee Gustavo Turecki, M.D., Ph.D., of McGill University, led research that has determined that levels of a small...
Erkan Karakas, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Erkan Karakas, Ph.D.
June 20, 2014
Newly published research by a former NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee provides an unprecedented view of a key brain receptor whose malfunction is implicated...
Vivien Rekkas, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Vivien Rekkas, Ph.D.
June 13, 2014
For the first time, scientists have identified a biological change in the brains of females during perimenopause that is also associated with clinical...
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Lisa M. Monteggia, Ph.D.
June 12, 2014
A key goal of current depression research is to develop faster-acting, more effective antidepressant medications than those currently available, which usually...
Bo Li, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Bo Li, Ph.D.
June 04, 2014
2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Bo Li, Ph.D., has solved an important mystery about depression that helps explain at least one of its causes. The same...

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