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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Deborah E. Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H., University of California, San Francisco
Deborah E. Barnes, Ph.D., M.P.H.
January 19, 2012
From The Quarterly, Winter 2012 Cognitive abilities tend to decline with age. Although there is considerable variability in degree from one person to another,...

January 18, 2012
An Impressive Year of Progress: from establishing early intervention techniques and working toward diagnostic tools, to proving the effectiveness of next...
Joan Luby, M.D. of Washington University in St. Louis
Joan Luby, M.D.
January 16, 2012
Recent research has shown that children as young as 3 years old can experience symptoms of clinical depression. Research has also shown that half of all cases...
Scientific Council Member Helen Mayberg, MD of Emory University
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
January 11, 2012
New study shows breakthrough results for treatment of bipolar disorder and unipolar depression (major depressive disorder) with deep brain stimulation (DBS)....
Tarique Perera, MD, Columbia University
Tarique Perera, MD
December 14, 2011
NARSAD Young Investigator Grantee Tarique Perera, MD is continuing medical science studies on a new technology used to treat depression called Transcranial...

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