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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Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Stephanie Dulawa, Ph.D.
October 30, 2013
For several years now, mental health researchers have been studying new rapid-acting antidepressants such as ketamine and scopolamine to treat severe...
Steven Addlestone - Depression
The Addlestones
October 22, 2013
Staying the course to get the right treatments, and having lots of support, lets this man enjoy his family again From The Quarterly, Fall 2013 Twenty years ago...
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
October 22, 2013
From The Quarterly, Fall 2013 Using positron emission tomography (PET) scan images, researchers have identified specific brain activity that can potentially...
Ruth Feldman, Ph.D., of Israel’s Bar-Ilan University, expert on depression
Ruth Feldman, Ph.D.
October 18, 2013
For the first time, a team of neuroscientists led by a two-time recipient of NARSAD Independent Investigator Grants, Ruth Feldman, Ph.D., of Israel’s Bar-Ilan...
David T. Hsu, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
David T. Hsu, Ph.D.
October 09, 2013
A team of researchers that includes three current and former Foundation-funded scientists has discovered that the same brain system known to ease sustained...

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