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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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,...
Georgia Hodes, Ph.D., Expert on Depression Research
Georgia Hodes, Ph.D.
November 15, 2013
New research findings from a study conducted at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York City could provide a new way to diagnose and better...
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.
October 30, 2013
For several years now, mental health researchers have been studying new rapid-acting antidepressants such as ketamine and scopolamine to treat severe...
Steven Addlestone - Depression
Ethan, Steven and Emily Addlestone
October 22, 2013
Staying the course to get the right treatments, and having lots of support, lets this man enjoy his family againTwenty years ago, Steven Addlestone, then a...
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
October 22, 2013
Using positron emission tomography (PET) scan images, researchers have identified specific brain activity that can potentially predict whether people with...

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