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 McIntosh, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Andrew McIntosh, M.D.
July 14, 2015
An international team of scientists has analyzed the brain scans of thousands of people and concluded that a structure important to memory, the hippocampus, is...
Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression and bipolar disorder
Theodore Satterthwaite, M.D.
June 11, 2015
From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 When people with bipolar disorder experience depressive episodes, the reward circuits in their brains show impairments similar...
J. John Mann, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression and bipolar disorder
J. John Mann, M.D.
June 11, 2015
From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 As public health experts debate the best ways to reduce suicides––a top-five leading cause of death among Americans aged 10 to...
James Bolton, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on suicide and depression
James Bolton, M.D.
June 11, 2015
From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 Attempting suicide is among the strongest risk factors for future suicide completion. Thus there is great value in knowing...
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Myrna Weissman, Ph.D.
June 11, 2015
A Landmark, 30-Year Study Rewrites the Book on Mothers’ Depression and Its Impact on Their Children From The Quarterly, Spring 2015 These days, when Myrna...

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