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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Charles R. Conway, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Charles R. Conway, M.D.
January 12, 2015
The “laughing gas” often used as an anesthetic may someday offer more than pain relief in a dentist’s chair. In the future, it may help people battling...
Johanne Renaud, M.D.
Johanne Renaud, M.D.
December 08, 2014
Suicide remains one of the leading causes of death among young people, and while many studies have looked at suicide risk factors, “with the exception of...
Carlos Zarate, Jr., M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Carlos Zarate, Jr., M.D.
December 01, 2014
Taking a bite of your favorite dessert. Hearing the first notes of your favorite song. Planning a vacation to a faraway beach. Many psychiatric patients lose...
Deanna Barch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
November 25, 2014
Three past recipients of NARSAD grant awards and their colleagues at Washington University, St. Louis have reported the first-ever structural brain biomarker...
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D., brain and behavior research expert in depression and anxiety
Eric J. Nestler, M.D., Ph.D.
November 24, 2014
A research team at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, which included a number of NARSAD Grantees, has identified a protein called β-catenin that...

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