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., Institute of Psychiatry, Kings College London
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Fred H. Gage, Ph.D.
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Deborah E. Barnes, PhD, MPH, Alzheimer's Disease and Depression Expert
Deborah Barnes, PhD, MPH
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HDAC6 treating depression and post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) research
HDAC6
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ABC News, Time Magazine, Huffington Post
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