NARSAD Grantee Andrew Miller, M.D., is the senior author of a new study that demonstrates improvements in symptoms of depression in patients with high inflammation levels. The study was published in the online version of...
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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.
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University used his NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to help invent optogenetics. On September 7th, he and three other scientists will be awarded the K. J. Zülch Prize 2012, for...
Certain brain regions in people with major depression are smaller and less dense than those of their healthy counterparts. Why this occurs has been a major focus of research in laboratories around the world. A team of...
NARSAD Grantee and 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research Prizewinner Carlos Zarate, M.D., and team, at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH) discovered a brain signal, detectable by noninvasive...
NARSAD Grantee Linda Carpenter, M.D., is the lead author of a newly published study that demonstrates for the first time that transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS), which uses an external magnet to non-invasively...