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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J. John Mann, M.D., expert on depression research
J. John Mann, M.D.
October 03, 2016
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Ming-Hu Han, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on depression
Ming-Hu Han, Ph.D.
September 30, 2016
From The Quarterly, September 2016 Researchers have developed a new therapeutic strategy for treating depression. As described in a paper published May 24 in...
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Fast-Acting Antidepressants
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
September 30, 2016
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Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Anxiety
Thomas L. Kash, Ph.D.
September 28, 2016
Serotonin, a neurotransmitter whose levels are boosted by certain antidepressant medications, is best known for its role in regulating mood in a positive way....
Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research Expert on Depression
Madhukar H. Trivedi, M.D.
September 26, 2016
Lost work productivity accounts for most of depression’s economic burden and contributes considerably to the pain felt by sufferers, but only recently have...

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