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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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...
Ian Goodyer, M.D., depression research expert
Ian Goodyer, M.D.
February 24, 2014
Researchers at Cambridge University in the United Kingdom report that they have found that adolescent boys can be identified as high risk for developing...
Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D., expert on depression and PTSD
Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D.
February 19, 2014
Researchers led by 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D., of the University of California, Berkeley, have made a major new discovery...
Saleem M. Nicola, Ph.D., expert on addiction and depression
Saleem M. Nicola, Ph.D.
February 10, 2014
People with addictions―whether to heroin, nicotine or even caffeine―can attest to the palpable influence their cravings can have on their behaviors and actions...
Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., expert on depression
Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D.
February 10, 2014
In November 2013, Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member Alan F. Schatzberg, M.D., Kenneth T. Norris, Jr. Professor of Psychiatry...


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