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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 Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on Depression
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D.
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Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D - Brain & behavior research expert on anxiety
Georgia E. Hodes, Ph.D
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Giulia Treccani, Ph.D., expert researcher on depression
Giulia Treccani, Ph.D.
October 21, 2014
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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.
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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...


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