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...
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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.
An important new development in psychiatry is the growing body of research pointing to the involvement of the immune system in brain and behavior disorders, including depression. It has long been known that depression and...
The first placebo-controlled trial to verify the effectiveness and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for severe, treatment-resistant depression was reported by a team led by NARSAD Grantee Paul E....
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Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a newer treatment option for patients with severe depression. Using pulses of current, DBS regulates specific areas of the brain (DBS is often referred to as the '...
Legendary news anchor and award-winning journalist, Mike Wallace passed away on April 7, 2012 at the age of 93. As the pioneer of the hugely popular, "60 Minutes" TV news show, Wallace was best known for his unique...