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.
Depression is a common mental health condition that affects approximately 1 million Australians each year. It is a significant risk factor for suicide, the leading cause of death in young adults.
Recent research discovered common genetic factors between depression and AD.
The World Health Organization estimates that nearly 280 million people worldwide suffer from depression.
According to an analysis of sex variations in the genetics of bipolar disorder, schizophrenia, and major depressive disorders.
Researchers at University of California San Diego School of Medicine, in collaboration with Dutch scientists, have found that certain metabolites -- small molecules produced by the process of metabolism -- may be predictive indicators for persons at risk for recurrent major depressive disorder.
Researchers have successfully detected three bacteriophages, 50 fecal metabolites, 47 bacterial species that were considerably more or less abundant in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) when compared to healthy controls. The study involved 311 individuals.
A new study led by NorthShore University HealthSystem (NorthShore) and the University of Chicago took a novel approach to identifying SNPs influencing the risk of neuropsychiatric disorders like schizophrenia, bipolar and major depressive disorder, the institutions announced today.
A paper authored by researchers from McLean Hospital has determined that esketamine, a nasal spray to treat severe depression, is currently too expensive for widespread use.
A study shows that patient-derived adult stem cells can be used to model major depressive disorder and test how a patient may respond to medication.
Synapses are minute cell projections through which electrochemical impulses are transferred between nerves.