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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Joan Luby, M.D. of Washington University in St. Louis
Joan Luby, M.D.
January 16, 2012
Recent research has shown that children as young as 3 years old can experience symptoms of clinical depression. Research has also shown that half of all cases...
Scientific Council Member Helen Mayberg, MD of Emory University
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
January 11, 2012
New study shows breakthrough results for treatment of bipolar disorder and unipolar depression (major depressive disorder) with deep brain stimulation (DBS)....
Tarique Perera, MD, Columbia University
Tarique Perera, MD
December 14, 2011
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Tarique Perera, MD is continuing medical science studies on a new technology used to treat depression called Transcranial...
Joan L. Luby, MD
December 02, 2011
It is known that depression can manifest as early as 3 years old, and that the condition can give way to future disorders. Because medication is inappropriate...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., with members of the Nestler Lab
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
November 15, 2011
A recent study by Dr. Eric Nestler’s team explored how an acquired behavior such as stress due to “social defeat” could cause behavioral changes in an...

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