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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Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
December 17, 2012
A ‘bottom up’ approach to understanding the brain leads to crucial new discoveries From The Quarterly, Fall 2012 What causes depression? Experience tells us...
Edi Guyton, lives with depression
Edi Guyton
December 17, 2012
A woman explains why she finally agreed to try deep brain stimulation for her depression. From The Quarterly, Fall 2012 As a Ph.D. who rose to head a...
Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. and NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D. of Stanford University, Experts in Optogenetics and Depression
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D.
December 12, 2012
A team of neuroscientists led by NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee and Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., has demonstrated for the first...
Carmine M. Pariante, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biological Psychiatry at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, expert on depression
Carmine M. Pariante, M.D., Ph.D.
December 11, 2012
Carmine M. Pariante, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biological Psychiatry at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, is one of the authors of a new study...
Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D., assistant professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University, used a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant from the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, expert on depression and suicide
Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D.
December 10, 2012
Holly C. Wilcox, Ph.D., assistant professor, Division of Child & Adolescent Psychiatry at the Johns Hopkins University, used a NARSAD Young Investigator...

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