Depression

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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Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D.
July 31, 2013
Andrew M. McIntosh, M.D., Chair of Biological Psychiatry at the University of Edinburgh, U.K., used his 2010 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grant to probe...
Garret D. Stuber, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on anxiety and depression
Garret D. Stuber, Ph.D.
July 26, 2013
Dr. Stuber is the 2013 recipient of the Freedman Prize for  for Exceptional Achievement in Basic Research 2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant: Persistent...
Andrea Danese, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Andrea Danese, M.D., Ph.D.
July 26, 2013
2009 NARSAD Young Investigator Grant: Childhood Trauma, Inflammation, and Depression: A Test of the Biological Embedding Hypothesis   Andrea Danese, M.D., Ph.D...
Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, Ph.D., Expert in depression research
Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, Ph.D.
July 22, 2013
A team of researchers at Duke University, including three NARSAD Grantees, studied the metabolic profiles of patients with major depression and identified...
Zhen Yan, Ph.D., Professor, Department of Physiology and Biophysics, University of Buffalo School of Medicine & Biomedical Sciences, a stress expert
Zhen Yan, Ph.D.
July 17, 2013
  A degree of stress is a normal part of life, but stress can become problematic in vulnerable individuals and contribute to the development of mental...

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