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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Low levels of prenatal alcohol consumption can affect child's brain development

Low levels of prenatal alcohol consumption can affect child's brain development

Carers of adults with intellectual disability report higher rates of lockdown mental health problems

Carers of adults with intellectual disability report higher rates of lockdown mental health problems

As fires and floods wreak havoc on health, new climate center seeks solutions

As fires and floods wreak havoc on health, new climate center seeks solutions

Prenatal cannabis exposure may increase risk for psychopathology in middle childhood

Prenatal cannabis exposure may increase risk for psychopathology in middle childhood

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Weighted blanket intervention reduces insomnia severity

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides relief

Cognitive behavioral therapy for insomnia provides relief

Study documents mental health of informal carers during COVID-19 lockdown

Study documents mental health of informal carers during COVID-19 lockdown

Late-life depression not linked with increased amyloid deposits in the brain

Late-life depression not linked with increased amyloid deposits in the brain

Study examines the mental health of adolescents before and after the pandemic lockdown

Study examines the mental health of adolescents before and after the pandemic lockdown

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