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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Mike Wallace and Mary Yates Wallace
Mike and Mary Wallace
September 13, 2012
Supporter of mental health awareness, philanthropist, former Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Board Member and passionate mental health supporter, Mary...
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University, expert on Optogenetics and Depression
Dr. Karl Deisseroth
September 06, 2012
Karl Deisseroth, M.D., Ph.D., of Stanford University used his NARSAD Young Investigator Grant to help invent optogenetics. On September 7th, he and three other...
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D., three-time NARSAD Grantee and Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Scientific Council Member
Ronald S. Duman, Ph.D.
August 15, 2012
Certain brain regions in people with major depression are smaller and less dense than those of their healthy counterparts. Why this occurs has been a major...
NARSAD Grantee and 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research Prizewinner Carlos Zarate, M.D., and team, at the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)
Carlos Zarate, M.D.
August 07, 2012
NARSAD Grantee and 2010 Outstanding Achievement in Mood Disorders Research Prizewinner Carlos Zarate, M.D., and team, at the National Institute of Mental...
Linda Carpenter, M.D., Chief of the Mood Disorders Program and the Neuromodulation Clinic at Butler Hospital in Providence, Rhode Island, NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, expert in depression
Linda Carpenter, M.D.
July 31, 2012
NARSAD Grantee Linda Carpenter, M.D., is the lead author of a newly published study that demonstrates for the first time that transcranial magnetic stimulation...

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