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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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...
 Andrew Pieper, M.D., Ph.D., expert on depression research
Andrew Pieper, M.D., Ph.D.
May 16, 2014
Ghrelin, the so-called hunger hormone, has been found to have natural antidepressant effects on laboratory animals following long-term exposure to stress....
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
May 07, 2014
Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) was developed in the late 1980s. However, it was not tested as a potential treatment for resistant depression until Helen Mayberg...

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