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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Golan Shahar, Ph.D., Expert on depression research and anxiety research
Golan Shahar, Ph.D.
July 11, 2013
A difficult-to-conduct multi-year study has measured, perhaps for the first time, the psychological and behavioral impact of exposure to repeated acts of...
Joan L. Luby, M.D., Expert on Depression Research
Joan L. Luby, M.D.
July 08, 2013
Brain scan studies of people from elementary school age right up through older adulthood have identified activity patterns associated with depression in a key...
 Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., Expert on Depression
Carrie Bearden, Ph.D.
June 18, 2013
  Lifescript.com, a women’s health website that attracts 12 million visitors each month, interviewed Carrie Bearden, Ph.D., recipient of Brain & Behavior...
NARSAD Grantee Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D. from the Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden, Expert on depression and brain research
Kirsty Spalding, Ph.D.
June 18, 2013
It was believed for a long time that the human brain didn’t change much once mature. That belief has been turned on its head over the course of the past...
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., of Emory University, an expert on depression
Helen S. Mayberg, M.D.
June 13, 2013
  Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member and three-time NARSAD Grantee Helen S. Mayberg, M.D., was principal investigator for a...

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