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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Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD
Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD
August 25, 2011
NARSAD Independent Investigator Madhukar H. Trivedi, MD and colleagues have discovered that various forms of exercise worked as effectively as adding a second...

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The biological abnormalities associated with childhood abuse could explain why some people respond poorly to treatment for depression. External factors like...
Dr. Meyer
Dr. Meyer
August 12, 2011
Brain & Behavior Research Foundation Young Investigator, Jeffrey H. Meyer, MD, PhD, FRCPC, and Colleagues, using an advanced brain imaging method, found...
Brain Matters
Brain Matters
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Professor Edward R. Watkins, NARSAD Young Investigator, finds that, for the 20% of major depressive episodes that become chronic and treatment-resistant,...
Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
Bryan Roth, M.D., Ph.D.
August 02, 2011
Scientific Council Member, Bryan L. Roth, M.D., Ph.D., developed a special receptor that was added to serotonin-producing neurons in mice, enabling a powering...

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