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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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,...
Dr. Karl Deisseroth of Stanford University led one team with NARSAD Young Investigator Grantees, Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D., Experts on depression and optogenetics
Drs. Deisseroth and Warden
March 01, 2013
Two research teams independently led by members of our Scientific Council have made important new discoveries about how stress impacts the circuitry in the...
Albert Bensimon lives with depression
Albert Bensimon
March 01, 2013
On February 29, 2000, Albert Bensimon, then in his early fifties, stepped into the waters off Laguna Beach, California, and kept on walking, not intending to...
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology at Duke University School of Medicine and Expert on Depression
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.
February 28, 2013
A research team at Yale University, including Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee and senior author Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., discovered a...
NARSAD Grantee Scott Russo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Expert on Depression
Scott Russo, Ph.D.
February 22, 2013
NARSAD Grantee Scott Russo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and a team of researchers...

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