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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James W. Murrough, M.D. - expert on depression
James W. Murrough, M.D.
May 28, 2013
Preliminary results by Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee James W. Murrough, M.D.―in the largest clinical trial of...
Jun Z. Li, Ph.D., University of Michigan, depression expert
Jun Z. Li, Ph.D.
May 23, 2013
New Brain & Behavior Research Foundation-supported research finds evidence of altered “circadian rhythms” (the biological 24-hour clock that governs the...
Carmine M. Pariante, M.D., Ph.D., MRCPsych, expert on depression
Dr. Carmine M. Pariante
May 17, 2013
The mechanism behind how stress hormones cause a reduction in the number of new brain cells―a process considered to be linked to depression―was investigated by...
Foundation NARSAD Grantees Charles R. Conway, M.D. and Yvette I. Sheline, M.D. Experts on Depression
Drs. Conway and Sheline
May 16, 2013
In a study funded in part by the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation, Foundation NARSAD Grantees Charles R. Conway, M.D. and Yvette I. Sheline, M.D., and...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Katrina Johnson, Ph.D. of Emory University, expert on depression and anxiety
Katrina Johnson, Ph.D.
May 07, 2013
By Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Katrina Johnson, Ph.D. and graduate student Julia Schechter, M.A. Both are Emory...

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