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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Keming Gao, M.D., Ph.D. of Case Medical Center
Keming Gao, M.D., Ph.D.
November 15, 2011
For people with mood disorders such as bipolar disorder or major depressive disorder─complex, heterogeneous illnesses on their own─having other brain and...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., Scientific Council, Mount Sinai School of Medicine
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
November 15, 2011
Leading researcher seeks to understand molecular basis of stress and resilience in the brain One of the most remarkable facts about depression is that it...
Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D., Duke University School of Medicine
Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D.
November 15, 2011
A significant minority of people with depressive illness fail to respond to any currently available antidepressant medication. However, new methods of brain...
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
October 10, 2011
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D., 2011 Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research Prizewinner, has pioneered research on rapid-acting antidepressants and their...
Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
Eric J. Nestler, MD, PhD
September 12, 2011
While most studies focus on brain and behavior disorders as cause for substance abuse (ie., self-medication), Scientific Council Member Eric Nestler, M.D., Ph....

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