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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Yvette Sheline, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Yvette Sheline, M.D.
November 01, 2001
In 1998, Yvette Sheline, M.D. received a NARSAD Grant for a project titled “Affect Induced Activation of the Amygdala in Major Depression.” The results of this...
Mark George, M.D., Scientific Council Member, Expert on depression and TMS
Mark George, M.D.
November 15, 2000
With the help of a NARSAD Young Investigator Grant, Scientific Council Member Mark S. George, M.D. developed Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS), a new...
Helen Mayberg, M.D. - Brain & behavior research expert on depression
Helen Mayberg, M.D.
December 01, 1991
In 1991, Foundation Scientific Council Member, Helen Mayberg, M.D., pioneered the use of positron emission tomography (PET) brain scanning technology to study...

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