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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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...
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
March 05, 2014
“It’s very likely that there are many different ways of getting an antidepressant response,” Dr. Zarate hypothesizes. For decades, most depressed people have...
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.
March 05, 2014
Depression is a major public health concern worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, it is the leading cause of disability worldwide. While there...
Olivier Berton, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Olivier Berton, Ph.D.
March 05, 2014
In research initiated with the support of a 2008 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, Olivier Berton, Ph.D., led a team that has found what may be a new target for...
Ian Goodyer, M.D., depression research expert
Ian Goodyer, M.D.
February 24, 2014
Researchers at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom report that they have found that adolescent boys can be identified as high risk for developing...

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