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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Marcia, Sean and Paul Garatt - a family battling schizophrenia, depression and anxiety
The Garatt Family
February 01, 2011
From The Quarterly, Winter 2011 No one knows better than the Garatt family how far research in mental illness has come – and how far it still has to go. Thirty...
Xiangzhong Zheng, Ph.D.
Xiangzhong Zheng, PhD
February 01, 2011
The work of a NARSAD Young Investigator could help cast a new light on how a timing system in our body responsive to the day/night cycle generated by the...
Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
Randy Blakely, Ph.D.
February 01, 2011
With the help of an initial NARSAD Distinguished Investigator grant, Randy Blakely, Ph.D., and a team of researchers at Vanderbilt University and the...
Mark George, M.D.
Mark George, M.D.
January 25, 2011
NARSAD Investigators share insights on the use of new technologies that stimulate or calm the brain in order to treat mental illness The Brain & Behavior...
NARSAD-Supported New Technologies in Wall Street Journal
NARSAD-Supported New Technologies in Wall Street Journal
January 14, 2011
Using Electricity, Magnets for Mental Illness Physicians have known for 2,000 years that electricity could help troubled minds – even before they knew what...

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