With the help of an initial NARSAD Distinguished Investigator grant, Randy Blakely, Ph.D., and a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University and the University of Texas Health Sciences Center in San Antonio have...
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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.
NARSAD Investigators share insights on the use of new technologies that stimulate or calm the brain in order to treat mental illness
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation (formerly NARSAD) invests in all...
Using Electricity, Magnets for Mental Illness
Physicians have known for 2,000 years that electricity could help troubled minds – even before they knew what electricity was. Roman Emperor Claudius pressed electric...
Controversial Gene-Depression Link Confirmed in New Study
The 2003 discovery of a gene variant that seems to predispose people to depression when stressed out created great excitement — and a flood of research — in...
And we count ourselves incredibly lucky to have been able to honor Andrew Solomon at the 2010 ‘From Discovery to Recovery’ NARSAD Awards Dinner. This year, three renowned authors were awarded NARSAD Productive Lives...