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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Brain & Behavior Research Foundation NARSAD Grantee Stefan G. Hoffman, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology and Director, Social Anxiety Program, Boston University and expert on depression and anxiety disorders
Stefan G. Hoffman, Ph.D.
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NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Martha E. Payne, Ph.D., R.D., M.P.H. Dr. Payne, Associate Professor in the Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science at Duke University, expert on depression
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Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D. Charles B.G. Murphy Professor of Psychiatry, Neurobiology and Pharmacology Yale University 1996 NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee 2004 NARSAD Independent Investigator Grantee, expert on depression
Marina R. Picciotto, Ph.D.
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Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D. Scientific Council Member 1989 NARSAD Young Investigator 1997 NARSAD Independent Investigator 2005 NARSAD Distinguished Investigator 2002 Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Falcone Prize for Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research Elizabeth Mears and House Jameson Professor of Psychiatry Professor of Psychiatry and Neurobiology Director, Division of Molecular Psychiatry and Abraham Ribicoff Research Facilities Yale University School of Medicine
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.
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Three-time NARSAD Grantee talks about his groundbreaking work on depression since the 1980s From The Quarterly, Fall 2012 When did your research career begin,...


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