New study shows breakthrough results for treatment of bipolar disorder and unipolar depression (major depressive disorder) with deep brain stimulation (DBS). The findings show long term abatement of symptoms in treatment-...
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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.
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Tarique Perera, MD is continuing medical science studies on a new technology used to treat depression called Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS). Originally pioneered by Scientific...
It is known that depression can manifest as early as 3 years old, and that the condition can give way to future disorders. Because medication is inappropriate and CBT (cognitive behavioral therapy) is ineffective at such...
A recent study by Dr. Eric Nestler’s team explored how an acquired behavior such as stress due to “social defeat” could cause behavioral changes in an individual’s offspring. It is well known that the way a mother treats...
For people with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder─complex, heterogeneous illnesses on their own─having other brain and behavior disorders at the same time is the rule rather than the...