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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Albert Bensimon lives with depression
Albert Bensimon
March 01, 2013
From a family affected by mental illness, this man supports research to make a difference From The Quarterly, Winter 2013 On February 29, 2000, Albert Bensimon...
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., Charles B. G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, Professor of Neurobiology and Pharmacology at Duke University School of Medicine and Expert on Depression
Marina Picciotto, Ph.D.
February 28, 2013
A research team at Yale University, including Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee and senior author Marina Picciotto, Ph.D., discovered a...
NARSAD Grantee Scott Russo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York and Expert on Depression
Scott Russo, Ph.D.
February 22, 2013
NARSAD Grantee Scott Russo, Ph.D., Assistant Professor of Neuroscience at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai in New York, and a team of researchers...
Kathryn A. Cunningham, Ph.D., Expert on depression from University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston
Dr. Kathryn A. Cunningham
February 15, 2013
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Kathryn A. Cunningham, Ph.D., with her team at University of Texas Medical Branch (UTMB), Galveston and...
Sarah Lisanby, M.D., Professor and Chair Psychiatry & Behavioral Sciences, Duke University School of Medicine, Expert on Depression
Sarah Lisanby, M.D.
February 14, 2013
This week the New York Times reports the latest research progress on transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) as a treatment for resistant major...

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