In an article in the Miami Herald, Scientific Council Member Charles Nemeroff, M.D., Ph.D., chairman of the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the University of Miami Miller School of Medicine, discusses...
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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.
The American University of Beirut Medical Center has begun providing treatment with Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a first of its kind in Lebanon and the Middle East. With the help of a NARSAD Young Investigator...
One of the largest studies to investigate birth complications and later mental health has found that premature birth (less than 32 weeks gestation) constitutes a single, independent risk factor for a range of severe brain...
On April 19th, the New York Times Magazine featured an incisive synopsis of the progression of treatments for depression. In a piece titled ' Post-Prozac Nation', Siddhartha Mukherjee outlines the evolutionary nature of...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Deborah E. Barnes, PhD, MPH, Associate Professor, University of California at San Francisco (UCSF), is the lead author of a new study in the Archives of General Psychiatry that found...