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, M.D.
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Jonathan Savitz, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Jonathan Savitz, Ph.D.
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Most research on the pathology of depression has focused on the role of neurotransmitters such as serotonin and their receptors in the brain. But a recent...
Charles R. Conway, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Charles R. Conway, M.D.
January 12, 2015
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Johanne Renaud, M.D.
Johanne Renaud, M.D.
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Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death among young people, and while many studies have looked at suicide risk factors, “with the exception of...
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...

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