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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Carlos Zarate, Jr., M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Carlos Zarate, Jr., M.D.
December 01, 2014
Taking a bite of your favorite dessert. Hearing the first notes of your favorite song. Planning a vacation to a faraway beach. Many psychiatric patients lose...
Deanna Barch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
November 25, 2014
Three past recipients of NARSAD grant awards and their colleagues at Washington University, St. Louis have reported the first-ever structural brain biomarker...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., brain and behavior research expert in depression and anxiety
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
November 24, 2014
A research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which included a number of NARSAD Grantees, has identified a protein called β-catenin that...
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D.
November 22, 2014
From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is proactive in its awarding of research grants related to the study of suicide each...
J. John Mann, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on suicide prevention
J. John Mann, M.D.
November 22, 2014
A Career Devoted to Identifying the Brain Biology Associated with Suicide From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 J. John Mann, M.D., of Columbia University, is one of a...

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