Two-time NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Olivier Berton, Ph.D., assistant professor of Psychiatry at the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania and a team of researchers have shown that the...
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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.
Results of research by a team of researchers at Northwestern Feinberg School of Medicine in Chicago were published in Translational Psychiatry on April 17th, showing that a blood test can diagnose depression in teens....
In the most recent series of experiments with the potential to revolutionize the treatment of mood disorders, a team led by NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D., successfully replicated a...
Adolescent depression is a worldwide mental health problem that often goes unrecognized, misdiagnosed and/or untreated. An in-depth review of the status of current scientific understanding of the disorder and of the...