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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Daniel S. Pine, MD - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Daniel S. Pine, MD
April 18, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 Adolescent depression is a worldwide mental health problem that often goes unrecognized, misdiagnosed and/or untreated. An in-...
Andrew Miller, M.D., Emory University Director of Psychiatric Oncology Winship Cancer Institute
Andrew Miller, M.D.
April 18, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 An important new development in psychiatry is the growing body of research pointing to the involvement of the immune system in...
Paul E Holtzheimer, M.D., M.S. - Brain & behavior research expert on mood disorders
Paul E Holtzheimer, M.D., M.S.
April 18, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 The first placebo-controlled trial to verify the effectiveness and safety of deep brain stimulation (DBS) as a treatment for...
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
April 18, 2012
Watch Video Here Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a newer treatment option for patients with severe depression. Using pulses of current, DBS regulates specific...
Mike Wallace
Mike Wallace
April 10, 2012
Legendary news anchor and award-winning journalist, Mike Wallace passed away on April 7, 2012 at the age of 93. As the pioneer of the hugely popular, "60...

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