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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.
Study reveals gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Study reveals gene responsible for food-dependent form of Cushing's Syndrome

Parents' stress during COVID-19 affected eating habits of children

Parents' stress during COVID-19 affected eating habits of children

Eating mushrooms may benefit a person's mental health, study reveals

Eating mushrooms may benefit a person's mental health, study reveals

Researchers discover that existing drug can enhance memory

Researchers discover that existing drug can enhance memory

Smoking-related DNA methylation patterns explain the variation in BMI between individuals

Smoking-related DNA methylation patterns explain the variation in BMI between individuals

Researchers analyze the effects of using tetrahydrocannabinol during pregnancy

Researchers analyze the effects of using tetrahydrocannabinol during pregnancy

Study proposes a novel approach for developing safer analgesics

Study proposes a novel approach for developing safer analgesics

Study identifies variants and genes linked to alcohol consumption

Study identifies variants and genes linked to alcohol consumption

Study discovers link between corticosteroid receptors and hippocampal neuroplasticity, ciliary genes

Study discovers link between corticosteroid receptors and hippocampal neuroplasticity, ciliary genes

Mass spectrometry: Important analytical tool to understand Huntington’s disease proteome

Mass spectrometry: Important analytical tool to understand Huntington’s disease proteome

Study unravels genetic markers involved in life’s momentous milestones

Study unravels genetic markers involved in life’s momentous milestones

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Commonly used antidepressant drugs can also help the immune system to attack cancer

Developing computational tools to illuminate how genetic factors impact the brain

Developing computational tools to illuminate how genetic factors impact the brain

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Single biomarker in the blood can accurately indicate underlying neurodegeneration

Lithium concentration in the brains of depressed people varies from healthy people

Lithium concentration in the brains of depressed people varies from healthy people

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress according to new research

Eating more fruit and vegetables linked to less stress according to new research

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Study: Individuals who recovered from depression had increased level of serotonin transporter

Genetically encoded sensor helps detect hallucinogenic substances

Genetically encoded sensor helps detect hallucinogenic substances

Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

Retinoic acid induces synaptic plasticity in the human brain

Study reveals how lipids and water molecules control 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors

Study reveals how lipids and water molecules control 5-hydroxytryptamine receptors