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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Rene Hen, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Rene Hen, Ph.D.
May 01, 2016
From The Quarterly, May 2016 Every day, new neurons are born in our brains—often in the hundreds per day, and in some people, over a thousand. This process,...
Joan L. Luby, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Joan L. Luby, M.D.
May 01, 2016
From The Quarterly, May 2016 Over the past decade, it has become clear that even very young children can suffer from clinical depression. Now, research...
Tracey Shors, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on depression
Tracey Shors, Ph.D.
April 25, 2016
For the first time, a research team has published results explaining how meditation combined with aerobic exercise may help in treating depression. Depression...
Danny G. Winder, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Danny G. Winder, Ph.D.
April 22, 2016
The drug ketamine may be useful in reversing some of the depressive-like behavior seen in rodents after an extended period of alcohol abstinence, according a...
Mary L. Phillips, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on mental illness
Mary L. Phillips, M.D.
April 15, 2016
Behavioral problems in childhood can sometimes be early symptoms of psychopathology in adulthood. In a new study published February 23, 2016 in Molecular...

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