Depression

Depression is a serious medical illness that involves the brain. It's more than just a feeling of being "down in the dumps" or "blue" for a few days. If you are one of the more than 20 million people in the United States who have depression, the feelings do not go away. They persist and interfere with your everyday life.

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Pandemic has triggered changes in mental health and physical activity

Pandemic has triggered changes in mental health and physical activity

New grants could help protect the environment and create new therapy for Parkinson's

New grants could help protect the environment and create new therapy for Parkinson's

Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Antidepressant exposure in the womb may increase offspring's risk of affective disorders

Research reveals the impact of COVID‐19 pandemic on families' well-being and functioning

Research reveals the impact of COVID‐19 pandemic on families' well-being and functioning

Study demonstrates profound anhedonia in people with frontotemporal dementia

Study demonstrates profound anhedonia in people with frontotemporal dementia

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected sleep patterns for many US citizens?

How has the COVID-19 pandemic affected sleep patterns for many US citizens?

New digital platform to aid young Aussies living with incurable movement disorder

New digital platform to aid young Aussies living with incurable movement disorder

Study reveals link between changes of neuronal activities and dyskinesia

Study reveals link between changes of neuronal activities and dyskinesia

Supportive partners can buffer the detrimental effects of depression, external stress

Supportive partners can buffer the detrimental effects of depression, external stress

Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk

Accelerated cellular aging in depressed individuals associated with increased mortality risk

Study offers a promising blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Study offers a promising blood test for depression, bipolar disorder

Study links chronic sinus inflammation with alterations in brain activity

Study links chronic sinus inflammation with alterations in brain activity

Compassion training can improve the well-being of relatives of people with mental illness

Compassion training can improve the well-being of relatives of people with mental illness

Memory and executive function symptoms are valuable for predicting CTE pathology, suggests study

Memory and executive function symptoms are valuable for predicting CTE pathology, suggests study

Finding ways to reverse a genetic cause of poor stress responses in mice

Finding ways to reverse a genetic cause of poor stress responses in mice

Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder have accelerated cellular aging

Individuals with Major Depressive Disorder have accelerated cellular aging

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Mother's stress levels during conception could be a determinant of fetal sex

Insomnia linked to more suicidal thoughts and disease severity in schizophrenia patients

Insomnia linked to more suicidal thoughts and disease severity in schizophrenia patients

Women experienced high rates of mental health problems early in COVID-19 pandemic

Women experienced high rates of mental health problems early in COVID-19 pandemic

EMS workers face triple the risk for mental health problems

EMS workers face triple the risk for mental health problems