Depression

Did you know that almost 7% of the U.S. population is diagnosed with depression?

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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Carmine M. Pariante, M.D., Ph.D., Professor of Biological Psychiatry at King’s College London’s Institute of Psychiatry, expert on depression
Carmine M. Pariante, M.D., Ph.D.
October 14, 2014
Research published in Biological Psychiatry (January 27, 2014) shows that Omega-3 fatty acids, or fish oils, can reduce symptoms of depression in patients with...
Christophe Proulx, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Christophe Proulx, Ph.D.
October 06, 2014
The balance of two neurotransmitters released by the same neurons may tilt a brain toward or away from depression, reports a study in Science published...
Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on schizophrenia
Guo-li Ming, M.D., Ph.D.
August 21, 2014
In important new research, a team that included five past and present recipients of NARSAD Grants recreated human brain cells from skin cells of patients with...
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
August 15, 2014
Has brain research scientifically proven that major depression is a brain disorder? The short answer to this is yes. Research suggests that major depression is...
Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D., expert on depression and PTSD
Daniela Kaufer, Ph.D.
August 15, 2014
From The Quarterly, Summer 2014 For years, psychiatrists and scientists who study the brain have noted that a highly stressful experience or periods of chronic...

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