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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Helen Mayberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
December 19, 2013
In 1991, Foundation Scientific Council Member, Helen Mayberg, M.D., pioneered the use of positron emission tomography (PET) brain scanning technology to study...
Denis J. David, Ph.D., expert on depression and anxiety
Denis J. David, Ph.D.
December 09, 2013
A team of investigators led by two-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee René Hen, Ph.D., of Columbia University, and including 2010 NARSAD Young...
Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D. expert in depression research
Amit Etkin, M.D., Ph.D.
November 26, 2013
A team of researchers at Stanford University utilized non-invasive brain stimulation and simultaneous brain imaging (fMRI) to clarify how major brain networks...
Emma Robertson-Blackmore, Ph.D., expert on depression
Dr. Robertson-Blackmore
November 25, 2013
Emma Robertson-Blackmore, Ph.D., has used her 2008 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to conduct research that adds a new and unexpected dimension to our...
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D., Depression and anxiety expert
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D.
November 18, 2013
Ryan J. Herringa, M.D., Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Wisconsin-Madison, and 2012 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant recipient,...

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