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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Psychological and physical impacts of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied, shows study

Psychological and physical impacts of childhood sexual abuse are closely tied, shows study

Fertility treatment suspensions during COVID-19 has a negative impact on mental health

Fertility treatment suspensions during COVID-19 has a negative impact on mental health

People with severe dementia are unaware of COVID-19 outbreak, indicates study

People with severe dementia are unaware of COVID-19 outbreak, indicates study

Study highlights the need for new strategies to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression

Study highlights the need for new strategies to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression

Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased risk of falls

Type 1 diabetes is associated with increased risk of falls

Evidence-based approaches improve employment outcomes after spinal cord injury

Evidence-based approaches improve employment outcomes after spinal cord injury

U.S. adults experienced increased mental health issues as COVID-19 cases skyrocketed

U.S. adults experienced increased mental health issues as COVID-19 cases skyrocketed

Rising stress and depressive symptoms linked to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

Rising stress and depressive symptoms linked to pandemic-related losses, media consumption

Scientists investigate how psychedelic drugs interact with brain cells at the molecular level

Scientists investigate how psychedelic drugs interact with brain cells at the molecular level

Study finds potential target for migraine therapy

Study finds potential target for migraine therapy

Study: Elevated adverse mental health conditions are associated with COVID-19

Study: Elevated adverse mental health conditions are associated with COVID-19

Children who experience neglect are more likely to have teen pregnancy

Children who experience neglect are more likely to have teen pregnancy

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

First clinical trial launched to test psilocybin therapy for depression in cancer patients

Non-invasive test of brain function could predict treatment response in depressed teen girls

Non-invasive test of brain function could predict treatment response in depressed teen girls

Physical diseases increase risk of being hospitalized with depression

Physical diseases increase risk of being hospitalized with depression

Researchers develop protein-based biosensor for multiplex imaging of neurotransmitter

Researchers develop protein-based biosensor for multiplex imaging of neurotransmitter

Researchers receive NIH grant to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on heart disease patients

Researchers receive NIH grant to evaluate the impact of COVID-19 on heart disease patients

Clinical trials support effectiveness of collaborative care in treating behavioral health disorders

Clinical trials support effectiveness of collaborative care in treating behavioral health disorders

Anxiety disorders surging in the UK since 2008

Anxiety disorders surging in the UK since 2008

A wireless device to treat brain diseases at patients’ homes

A wireless device to treat brain diseases at patients’ homes