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Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a psychiatric condition characterized by depressed mood or anhedonia (significant loss of interest or pleasure). The condition affects more than 15.7 million adults and approximately 3 million adolescents (aged 13 to 17 years) in the USA each year.
Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

Researchers use embryonic stem cell model to study genetic architecture in the hypothalamus

Scientists unravel near-atomic-scale structure of depression-linked brain receptor

Scientists unravel near-atomic-scale structure of depression-linked brain receptor

One in four adults with ADHD found to have generalized anxiety disorder

One in four adults with ADHD found to have generalized anxiety disorder

Magnus Medical receives FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation for rapid-acting technology to treat major depression

Magnus Medical receives FDA's Breakthrough Device Designation for rapid-acting technology to treat major depression

Study investigates whether continued magnetic seizure therapy can prevent relapse of depression

Study investigates whether continued magnetic seizure therapy can prevent relapse of depression

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected mental health?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected mental health?

Johns Hopkins Medicine awarded NIH grant to explore the impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction

Johns Hopkins Medicine awarded NIH grant to explore the impacts of psilocybin on tobacco addiction

Experts review progress in using photobiomodulation therapy to treat diverse brain disorders

Experts review progress in using photobiomodulation therapy to treat diverse brain disorders

Wrist accelerometer data reveals how sleep is disrupted in mental illness

Wrist accelerometer data reveals how sleep is disrupted in mental illness

Study reveals the global impacts of the pandemic on major depressive and anxiety disorders

Study reveals the global impacts of the pandemic on major depressive and anxiety disorders

Study reveals rising rates of depressive and anxiety disorders due to COVID-19 pandemic

Study reveals rising rates of depressive and anxiety disorders due to COVID-19 pandemic

Saliva test could be used for lithium monitoring among patients with mood disorders

Saliva test could be used for lithium monitoring among patients with mood disorders

Scientists link insulin resistance to increased risk of developing major depressive disorder

Scientists link insulin resistance to increased risk of developing major depressive disorder

Insulin resistance linked to an increased risk of major depressive disorder

Insulin resistance linked to an increased risk of major depressive disorder

Study finds cognitive safety of ketamine and esketamine for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study finds cognitive safety of ketamine and esketamine for patients with treatment-resistant depression

Canadians with a history of drug dependence more likely to have mental illness, finds study

Canadians with a history of drug dependence more likely to have mental illness, finds study

Study: 57.8% of healthcare professionals suffered mental disorders during COVID-19 first wave

Study: 57.8% of healthcare professionals suffered mental disorders during COVID-19 first wave

Many coal miners suffering from black lung disease struggle with mental-health issues

Many coal miners suffering from black lung disease struggle with mental-health issues

New project aims to identify quantitative biological features common across diseases

New project aims to identify quantitative biological features common across diseases

Study reveals the interplay between proteins that control the body's stress response

Study reveals the interplay between proteins that control the body's stress response