Two Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Members have announced promising results of clinical trials of a ketamine-alternative called BCI-838 for the treatment of depression. Ketamine works within...
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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.
A recently published study led by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Robert Malenka, M.D, Ph.D. identifies a new molecular mechanism responsible for anhedonia, or the inability to...
Elevated levels of a class of hormones called glucocorticoids have long been linked to anxiety disorders and depression. It is known that the presence of too much of these hormones mediates what we call ‘stress’ and that...
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D., a professor of psychiatry at the Yale School of Medicine, is the principal author of a new study that has found that the gene neuritin, which is responsible for keeping healthy neuron connections...
Scientific Council Member Michael Posner led a study that demonstrates that just one month of meditation training has positive effects on mental health. Researchers believe that this finding may lead to new treatments...