Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D. and NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Melissa R. Warden, Ph.D. led a team of researchers that used optogenetics to identify the pathways in our brains that prompt us...
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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.
Two-time NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grantee, Richard J. Davidson, Ph.D., helped lead a study showing a causal relationship between stress experienced in infancy and abnormal brain connectivity causing anxiety and...
An article by Maia Szalavitz of Time Magazine highlights a new study which found that social rejection during the teen years can have adverse effects on the immune system and cause illness in later life. The study was...
Optogenetics, a new technology invented by Scientific Council Member Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., with the help of a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant in 2005, was the focus of Think Tank 2012, sponsored by the Bachmann-...
Scientific Council Member Dennis Charney, M.D., who will be the commentator at the Foundation’s 24th Annual Mental Health Research Symposium on October 26th, is currently featured on the website Big Think. The goal of Big...