On September 25, 2012, the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presented the latest webinar in the “Meet the Scientist” series titled “New Ways to Stimulate the Brain for Depression.” Foundation Scientific Council...
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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.
According to the research of Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D., babies born prematurely appear to have an increased risk for developing mental illness, including schizophrenia, depression and bipolar disorder. Dr. Nosarti led a team...
In groundbreaking research published this July in the journal Nature, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member, Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D., led a team of researchers at the Stanford University...
Scientific Council Member Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., is one of the authors of a new study that supports the hypothesis that elevating glucocorticoid levels—a class of hormones often referred to as stress hormones—may help to...
Supporter of mental health awareness, philanthropist, former Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Board Member and passionate mental health supporter, Mary Yates Wallace passed away on September 1 at the age of 80. ...