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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ABC News, Time Magazine, Huffington Post
April 20, 2012
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Owen M. Wolkowitz, M.D.
Owen M. Wolkowitz, M.D.
April 19, 2012
The Wall Street Journal reported on a ‘New View of Depression: An Ailment of the Entire Body’ this month featuring two NARSAD Grantees. The article discusses...
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
April 18, 2012
Watch Video Here Deep Brain Stimulation (DBS) is a newer treatment option for patients with severe depression. Using pulses of current, DBS regulates specific...
Carlos A. Zarate, Jr - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, Jr
April 18, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 In the most recent series of experiments with the potential to revolutionize the treatment of mood disorders, a team led by...
Daniel S. Pine, MD - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Daniel S. Pine, MD
April 18, 2012
From The Quarterly, Spring 2012 Adolescent depression is a worldwide mental health problem that often goes unrecognized, misdiagnosed and/or untreated. An in-...


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