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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Katherine L. Wisner M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Katherine L. Wisner M.D.
September 14, 2010
How an innovative NARSAD grant helped launch research that benefits millions of women From The Quarterly, Summer 2010 “Postpartum depression is the most common...
Vincent P. Ferrera, Ph.D.
Vincent P. Ferrera, Ph.D.
September 01, 2010
Dr. Vincent Ferrera of Columbia University explores the neural circuits underlying decision making. This ability allows an organism to adapt its behavior...
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Randy D. Blakely, Ph.D.
July 11, 2010
From The Quarterly, Summer 2010 Prozac is one of the so-called SSRI antidepressant drugs, prescribed extensively throughout the world. Others include Lexapro,...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
May 01, 2010
Half of people diagnosed with major depression are not helped by current antidepressant medication; and while depression is believed to have a large genetic...
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Myrna M. Weissman, Ph.D.
April 01, 2010
From Breakthroughs, 2010 “When we understand populations at risk, periods of risk, all situations of risk,” says three-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator...

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