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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Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D., Duke University School of Medicine
Sarah H. Lisanby, M.D.
November 15, 2011
From The Quarterly, Fall 2011 A significant minority of people with depressive illness fail to respond to any currently available antidepressant medication....
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....
Professional hockey player Wade Belak
Wade Belak
September 08, 2011
The recent suicide of professional hockey player Wade Belak is the latest in a string of sports tragedies—his death follows those of New York Rangers forward...
Michael Posner, Ph.D.
Michael Posner, Ph.D.
September 07, 2011
New research suggests the brain fatigues, causing the body to “believe” it is tired, when in reality it’s the brain itself in need of rest. Says Scientific...

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