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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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...
Joseph Coyle, MD of Harvard Medical School
Joseph Coyle, MD
January 23, 2012
NPR’s ‘Morning Edition’ featured two Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Members on the topic of depression, neuroscience and Prozac as...
Deborah E. Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California, San Francisco
Deborah E. Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H.
January 19, 2012
Cognitive abilities tend to decline with age. Although there is considerable variability in degree from one person to another, a large percentage of the very...

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