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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Carlos A. Zarate, M.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Carlos A. Zarate, M.D.
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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.
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The Robbins Family - Recovery Story about schizophrenia
The Robbins Family
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Ming-Hu Han, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Ming-Hu Han, Ph.D.
August 15, 2014
From The Quarterly, Summer 2014 Can too much of a bad thing lead to a good outcome? In new research at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai, this...
Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D. - Brain and behavior research expert on depression
Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D.
July 18, 2014
Research conducted in the laboratory of Deanna M. Barch, Ph.D., Professor of Psychology, Psychiatry and Radiology at Washington University in St. Louis, and...

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