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...
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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.
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Grantee Xiang Cai, Ph.D., used his NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to study malfunction in communication between brain cells as a potential cause of depression. Instead of focusing...
Researchers at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have identified for the first time how two brain regions interact to promote emotionally motivated behaviors associated with anxiety and reward. The...
Dr. Katherine L. Wisner, M.D., was awarded a NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant in 1998 for a postpartum major depression study. Today she continues to be a major contributor to this field of study. The latest findings...
In 2005, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member, Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. of Stanford University, used his NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to develop the new technology, ‘optogenetics,’...