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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Meet the Scientist Webinar featuring Depression Expert, Myrna Weissman, Ph.D. of Columbia University and Brain & Behavior Research Foundation CEO, Jeffrey Borenstein
"Depression in Families" Webinar
February 14, 2013
On Tuesday, February 12, 2013, The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation presented a Meet the Scientist Webinar featuring Dr. Myrna Weissman of Columbia...
Hongjun Song, Ph.D., Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine, Expert on Depression
Hongjun Song, Ph.D.
February 11, 2013
Building on findings from stem cell research in 2011 that helped explain how the brain can regenerate, NARSAD Grantees performed a sophisticated series of...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Dr. Rupert Lanzenberger and colleagues at the Medical University of Vienna, in Austria expert on depression
Dr. Rupert Lanzenberger
January 28, 2013
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has been used successfully for 70 years to relieve symptoms of major depression. Remarkably, though, precise details about how...
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant, Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. and Johns Hopkins University, schizophrenia and depression
Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D.
January 21, 2013
With support from a 2011 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Distinguished Investigator Grant, Akira Sawa, M.D., Ph.D. and Johns Hopkins University...
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Pauline Belujon, Ph.D. presented the 2012 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation New York City Mental Health Research Symposium in October, 2012. Dr. Belujon is a Research Assistant Professor in the Department of Neuroscience at the University of Pittsburgh.
Pauline Belujon, Ph.D.
January 10, 2013
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Pauline Belujon, Ph.D. presented the 2012 Gloria Neidorf Memorial Lecture at the Brain & Behavior Research Foundation New...

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