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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Alan Rodney Prossin, M.D. - Brain & Behavior research expert on depression
Alan Rodney Prossin, M.D.
September 28, 2015
New research from BBRF-funded scientists shows how a sad mood can change the inflammatory environment in the body, potentially contributing to the process by...
Jonathan Flint, M.D. - Brain & Behavior Research expert on depression
Jonathan Flint, M.D.
September 15, 2015
From The Quarterly, Summer 2015 Women with major depression have physical alterations to their DNA that could be caused by stress, new research shows. In a...
Patrick F. Sullivan, M.D., FRANZCP - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Patrick Sullivan, M.D.
September 15, 2015
From The Quarterly, Summer 2015 Researchers have identified more than 100 genes whose activity differs significantly between people with major depressive...
Fernando Sampaio Goes, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Dr. Fernando S. Goes
September 01, 2015
A new study has pinpointed rare genetic variations that are found more commonly in people with early-onset depression than in people unaffected by the disorder...
James A. Bibb, Ph.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression & anxiety
James A. Bibb, Ph.D.
August 21, 2015
Researchers have found that by specifically targeting a central signaling pathway in the brain, they can improve the innate behavioral response to stress in...

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