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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Mary Phillips, M.D., University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine
Mary Phillips, M.D.
April 03, 2012
A research team from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine led by 2005 NARSAD Independent Investigator, Mary Phillips, M.D. used a novel technique to...
Joan Prudic, M.D.
Joan Prudic, M.D.
March 20, 2012
A promising pilot study of a program called Memory Training for ECT (Mem-ECT) designed to prevent or lessen the memory loss experienced by many people with...
Dr. Gerard Sanacora
Dr. Gerard Sanacora
February 18, 2012
ABC News reports on new hope for the millions of people living with treatment-resistant depression. Dr. Gerard Sanacora, featured in the clip, says “This has...
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D., Columbia University Medical Center
Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D.
February 07, 2012
Scientific Council Member, Jeffrey A. Lieberman, M.D. of Columbia University Medical Center presents an overview of the current state of mental healthcare,...
Dr. Helen Mayberg
Dr. Helen Mayberg
January 23, 2012
The Wall Street Journal featured, on Tuesday January 17th, 2012, an article on the breakthrough Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) technology that NARSAD Grants...

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