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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E. Jane Costello, Ph.D., expert on childhood and adolescent psychiatric illness, anxiety and depression
E. Jane Costello, Ph.D.
February 07, 2014
More than 20 years ago, E. Jane Costello, Ph.D., and collaborators at Duke University Medical Center initiated what has since proven to be one of the most...
Los Angeles Times Features Article about new depression treatments
February 04, 2014
According to the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), almost seven percent of the U.S. adult population is diagnosed with depression. Anyone with a...
Lisa A. Pan, M.D.
Lisa A. Pan, M.D.
January 30, 2014
Suicide is a major cause of death in the United States and throughout the developed world. About 35,000 Americans took their own lives in the last year,...
Dr. Arthur Peck, depression
Arthur Peck and his family
January 27, 2014
A Family’s Struggles with Depression and their Good Fortune in Overcoming Its Grip From The Quarterly, Spring 2014 The Peck siblings—Wendy, Amy, and Robert—...
Tarek K. Rajji, M.D., expert in schizophrenia research
Tarek K. Rajji, M.D.
January 13, 2014
A team of investigators, funded in part by NARSAD Grants, reports exciting progress in clinical experiments designed to assess neuroplasticity in the frontal...

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