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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Andrew Miller, M.D. Professor of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences at Emory University School of Medicine
Andrew Miller, M.D.
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NARSAD Grantee Andrew Miller, M.D., is the senior author of a new study that demonstrates improvements in symptoms of depression in patients with high...
Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D., NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee and Expert on Mental Illness from Kings College London
Chiara Nosarti, Ph.D.
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Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
Robert Malenka, M.D., Ph.D.
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Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D., expert on Depression
Bruce S. McEwen, Ph.D.
September 13, 2012
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Mike Wallace and Mary Yates Wallace
Mike and Mary Wallace
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Supporter of mental health awareness, philanthropist, former Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Board Member and passionate mental health supporter, Mary...


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