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., Two-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee and neuroscientist at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, expert on anxiety
Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D.
November 14, 2012
Two-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., helped lead a study showing a causal relationship between stress experienced in...
NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, Gregory E. Miller, Ph.D., of the University of British Columbia, expert on Depression
Gregory E. Miller, Ph.D.
October 25, 2012
An article by Maia Szalavitz of Time Magazine highlights a new study which found that social rejection during the teen years can have adverse effects on the...
Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor, Neurology and Neurobiology, Center for Translational Neuroscience, Duke University Medical Center
Nicole Calakos, M.D., Ph.D.
October 23, 2012
Optogenetics, a new technology invented by Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., with the help of a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant in 2005,...
Scientific Council Member, Dennis Charney, M.D., Dean of Mount Sinai School of Medicine, Professor of Psychiatry, Neuroscience, and Pharmacology & Systems Therapeutics, and Executive Vice President for Academic Affairs of the Mount Sinai Medical Center - expert on mood disorders and anxiety
Dennis Charney, M.D.
October 18, 2012
Scientific Council Member Dennis Charney, M.D., who will be the commentator at the Foundation’s 24th Annual Mental Health Research Symposium on October 26th,...
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D., Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member, NARSAD Grantee, and expert on Ketamine
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.
October 16, 2012
A podcast on National Public Radio, ‘Ketamine Relieves Depression by Restoring Brain Connections’ features Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D., a Brain & Behavior...

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