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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Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, Jr., M.D.
March 13, 2014
Interview with a Researcher: Getting Patients Better, Quicker Why do we have to wait six to 12 weeks for an antidepressant medication to kick in, while...
Jay N. Giedd, M.D. - brain and behavior research expert on depression
Jay N. Giedd, M.D.
March 05, 2014
From The Quarterly, Winter 2014 Few parents are surprised to hear that the brains of teens are different. The teen brain is not a broken or defective adult...
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
March 05, 2014
From The Quarterly, Winter 2014 “It’s very likely that there are many different ways of getting an antidepressant response,” Dr. Zarate hypothesizes. For...
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.
March 05, 2014
From The Quarterly, Winter 2014 Depression is a major public health concern worldwide. According to the World Health Organization, it is the leading cause of...
Olivier Berton, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Olivier Berton, Ph.D.
March 05, 2014
From The Quarterly, Winter 2014 In research initiated with the support of a 2008 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, Olivier Berton, Ph.D., led a team that has...

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