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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Andrew Solomon accepts his award at the 2010 NARSAD 'From Discovery to Recovery'
Andrew Solomon accepts his award at the 2010 NARSAD 'From Discovery to Recovery'
January 03, 2011
And we count ourselves incredibly lucky to have been able to honor Andrew Solomon at the 2010 ‘From Discovery to Recovery’ NARSAD Awards Dinner. This year,...
Volunteers promoted screenings for depression recently at the Student Activities Center.
Volunteers promoted screenings for depression recently at the Student Activities Center.
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The Jingle Bell Blues
The Jingle Bell Blues
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The Brain Illuminated, NARSAD Investigator Discoveries
The Brain Illuminated, NARSAD Investigator Discoveries
December 03, 2010
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Lynette Daws, Ph.D.
Lynette Daws, Ph.D.
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Lynette Daws, Ph.D., is a NARSAD Independent Investigator whose discoveries over the last five years represent not only new knowledge, but seem to be...

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