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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Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, Ph.D., Expert in depression research
Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, Ph.D.
July 22, 2013
A team of researchers at Duke University, including three NARSAD Grantees, studied the metabolic profiles of patients with major depression and identified...
Zhen Yan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, a stress expert
Zhen Yan, Ph.D.
July 17, 2013
  A degree of stress is a normal part of life, but stress can become problematic in vulnerable individuals and contribute to the development of mental...
Golan Shahar, Ph.D., Expert on depression research and anxiety research
Golan Shahar, Ph.D.
July 11, 2013
A difficult-to-conduct multi-year study has measured, perhaps for the first time, the psychological and behavioral impact of exposure to repeated acts of...
Joan L. Luby, M.D., Expert on Depression Research
Joan L. Luby, M.D.
July 08, 2013
Brain scan studies of people from elementary school age right up through older adulthood have identified activity patterns associated with depression in a key...
 Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., Expert on Depression
Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.
June 18, 2013
  Lifescript.com, a women’s health website that attracts 12 million visitors each month, interviewed Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., recipient of Brain & Behavior...

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