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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Tracey Shors, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on depression
Tracey Shors, Ph.D.
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Danny G. Winder, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Danny G. Winder, Ph.D.
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Mary L. Phillips, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on mental illness
Mary L. Phillips, M.D.
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Conor Liston, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on schizophrenia
Conor Liston, M.D., Ph.D.
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Christoph Kellendonk, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on mental illness
Christoph Kellendonk, Ph.D.
April 05, 2016
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