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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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...
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Vincenzo De Luca, M.D.
November 22, 2014
From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation is proactive in its awarding of research grants related to the study of suicide each...
J. John Mann, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on suicide prevention
J. John Mann, M.D.
November 22, 2014
A Career Devoted to Identifying the Brain Biology Associated with Suicide From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 J. John Mann, M.D., of Columbia University, is one of a...
Deanna Barch, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Deanna Barch, Ph.D.
November 22, 2014
From The Quarterly, Fall 2014 Over the last two decades, researchers have learned that severe stress experienced early in life can change the brain in ways...

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