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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NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, Garret Stuber, Ph.D. of University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine, expert on anxiety disorders and depression
Garret Stuber, Ph.D.
April 01, 2013
Researchers at the University Of North Carolina School Of Medicine have identified for the first time how two brain regions interact to promote emotionally...
Dr. Katherine L. Wisner, M.D., expert on post-partum depression
Katherine L. Wisner, M.D.
March 20, 2013
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...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member, Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. of Stanford University, Expert on Optogenetics and Depression
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
March 13, 2013
In 2005, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member, Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. of Stanford University, used his NARSAD Young...
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D., expert in depression
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.
March 01, 2013
WOMEN’S MENTAL HEALTH CONFERENCE: THE ART & SCIENCE OF CARINGOn September 14, 2012 the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation hosted a Women’s Mental...
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., expert on anxiety and stress
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
March 01, 2013
How early in life does exposure to stress raise a child’s likelihood to suffer anxiety, depression, or other stress-related disorders? If the child is a girl,...

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