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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Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., brain & behavior research expert on depression and anxiety symptoms
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
September 16, 2013
As two Brain & Behavior Research Foundation-funded investigators point out in an article appearing online August 14th in Nature Reviews Neuroscience, more...
two-time NARSAD Grantee, Olivier Berton, Ph.D., of the Perelman School of Medicine at the University of Pennsylvania, Expert on Depression and Anxiety Disorders Research
Olivier Berton, Ph.D.
September 02, 2013
Serotonin is a neurotransmitter long known to play a key role in depression and other mood and anxiety disorders, including social phobia. Low levels of...
Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research foundation expert on depression
Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
August 15, 2013
From The Quarterly, Summer 2013 Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D., Foundation Scientific Council Member, received a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant in 1992 to study...
Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D.
July 31, 2013
Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D., Chair of Biological Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., used his 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant to probe...
Garret D. Stuber, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on anxiety and depression
Garret D. Stuber, Ph.D.
July 26, 2013
Dr. Stuber is the 2013 recipient of the Freedman Prize for  for Exceptional Achievement in Basic Research 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant: Persistent...

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