Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been used successfully for 70 years to relieve symptoms of major depression. Remarkably, though, precise details about how it acts on the brain to produce this effect was unknown—until...
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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.
With support from a 2011 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant, Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. and Johns Hopkins University colleagues have shown that when mice with a genetic...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Pauline Belujon, Ph.D. presented the 2012 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation New York City Mental Health Research Symposium in October, 2012....
A team including Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantees Stefan G. Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director, Social Anxiety Program, Boston University and Frida E. Polli, Ph.D., a former...
The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation concludes its 25th year of awarding NARSAD Grants that have led to thousands of scientific achievements to improve the lives of those with mental illness. The Foundation...