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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Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D., three-time NARSAD Grantee and Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.
August 15, 2012
Certain brain regions in people with major depression are smaller and less dense than those of their healthy counterparts. Why this occurs has been a major...
NARSAD Grantee and 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research Prizewinner Carlos Zarate, M.D., and team, at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Carlos Zarate, M.D.
August 07, 2012
NARSAD Grantee and 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research Prizewinner Carlos Zarate, M.D., and team, at the National Institute of Mental...
Linda Carpenter, M.D., Chief of the Mood Disorders Program and the Neuromodulation Clinic at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, expert in depression
Linda Carpenter, M.D.
July 31, 2012
NARSAD Grantee Linda Carpenter, M.D., is the lead author of a newly published study that demonstrates for the first time that transcranial magnetic stimulation...
Fred H. Gage, Ph.D., Professor, Laboratory of Genetics, Salk Institute Expert on Depression
Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.
July 24, 2012
Two Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Members have announced promising results of clinical trials of a ketamine-alternative called...
Robert Malenka, M.D, Ph.D., Professor in Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at the Stanford University School of Medicine and expert in Depression
Robert Malenka, M.D, Ph.D.
July 13, 2012
A recently published study led by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Robert Malenka, M.D, Ph.D. identifies a new molecular...

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