Depression

Did you know major depressive disorder is one of the most common mental disorders in the United States?

Almost 7% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with depression. Tweet >

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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Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder & depression
Andrew A. Nierenberg, M.D.
April 17, 2015
Researchers have found that certain fatty acids, including omega-3, work better to reduce symptoms of depression in people with higher signs of bodily...
David T. Hsu, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
David T. Hsu, Ph.D.
March 26, 2015
Researchers have found that differences in one of the brain’s systems which regulates physical pain may explain why social rejection hurts so badly for people...
P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
P. Jeffrey Conn, Ph.D.
February 27, 2015
A number of psychiatric disorders––schizophrenia, as well as mood disorders like major depression and bipolar disorder––have among their symptoms cognitive...
Chadi Abdallah, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on ketamine & depression
Chadi Abdallah, M.D.
February 20, 2015
In a study published online August 13th in the Journal of Pyschopharmacology, researchers at the Yale School of Medicine found that ketamine––a fast-acting,...
Elaine Setiawan, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Elaine Setiawan, Ph.D.
February 19, 2015
Research conducted by Elaine Setiawan, Ph.D., a 2013 NARSAD Young Investigator grantee, and her colleagues provides the first evidence of a link between...

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