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 S. Mayberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
October 22, 2013
From The Quarterly, Fall 2013 Using positron emission tomography (PET) scan images, researchers have identified specific brain activity that can potentially...
Ruth Feldman, Ph.D., of Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, expert on depression
Ruth Feldman, Ph.D.
October 18, 2013
For the first time, a team of neuroscientists led by a two-time recipient of NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants, Ruth Feldman, Ph.D., of Israel’s Bar-Ilan...
David T. Hsu, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
David T. Hsu, Ph.D.
October 09, 2013
A team of researchers that includes three current and former Foundation-funded scientists has discovered that the same brain system known to ease sustained...
Roman Kotov, Ph.D., 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee, of Stony Brook University in Stony Brook, New York, Expert in schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorder and bipolar disorder and depression
Roman Kotov, Ph.D.
October 08, 2013
Losing touch with reality occurs in several brain and behavior disorders, including schizophrenia, mood disorders (bipolar disorder or depression) with...
Kevin G. Bath, Ph.D., of Brown University, expert in mental illness research
Kevin G. Bath, Ph.D.
September 20, 2013
Kevin G. Bath, Ph.D., of Brown University, used his 2010 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to study the role of stress and gender differences in the development...

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