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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Brain Matters
Brain Matters
August 09, 2011
Professor Edward R. Watkins, NARSAD Young Investigator, finds that, for the 20% of major depressive episodes that become chronic and treatment-resistant,...
Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
August 02, 2011
Scientific Council Member, Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D., developed a special receptor that was added to serotonin-producing neurons in mice, enabling a powering...
Husseini K. Manji, M.D., Expert on depression and bipolar disorder
Husseini K. Manji, M.D.
July 14, 2011
The field of mental health research is awash with ground-breaking scientists. Every day breakthroughs to new treatments are discovered, leading us to the day...
Jonathon Robbins
Jonathon Robbins
June 13, 2011
My beautiful son Jonathon committed suicide on April 28th, 2010, after being diagnosed with schizophrenia and depression. He was only 22. I love Jonathon so...
Wall Street Journal
Wall Street Journal
May 19, 2011
A Wall Street Journal article highlights Foundation Grantee Madhukar Trivedi, M.D., and a study he co-authored showing that when a mother’s depression is...

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