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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Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D., NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee and Expert on Mental Illness from Kings College London
Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D.
September 24, 2012
According to the research of Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D., babies born prematurely appear to have an increased risk for developing mental illness, including...
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
September 24, 2012
In groundbreaking research published this July in the journal Nature, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member, Robert Malenka, M.D...
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., expert on Depression
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
September 13, 2012
Scientific Council Member Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., is one of the authors of a new study that supports the hypothesis that elevating glucocorticoid levels—a...
Mike Wallace and Mary Yates Wallace
Mike and Mary Wallace
September 13, 2012
Supporter of mental health awareness, philanthropist, former Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Board Member and passionate mental health supporter, Mary...
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, expert on Optogenetics and Depression
Dr. Karl Deisseroth
September 06, 2012
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University used his NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to help invent optogenetics. On September 7th, he and three other...

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