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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.
Scientific Council Member, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. of Columbia University Medical Center presents an overview of the current state of mental healthcare, offering specific recommendations on how to continue to improve...
In 1996, NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, David Shaffer, M.D. demonstrated that mental illness, along with other factors, such as substance abuse and prior suicide attempts, are major causes of teen suicide. His...
Beginning in 1992, a longitudinal investigation known as the Great Smoky Mountain Study was conducted with approximately 1,400 children ages 9 - 16. The study, lead by NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, E. Jane...
In 1988, NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, David A. Brent, M.D. made significant discoveries leading to the identification of risk factors for youth suicide. Until his research in the late 1980s, the media...