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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Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D
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Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on bipolar disorder
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D.
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Anne M. Andrews, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Anne M. Andrews, Ph.D.
January 29, 2015
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Jonathan Savitz, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Jonathan Savitz, Ph.D.
January 19, 2015
Most research on the pathology of depression has focused on the role of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and their receptors in the brain. But a recent...
Charles R. Conway, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Charles R. Conway, M.D.
January 12, 2015
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