Depression

 

Brain & Behavior Research Foundation

The Brain & Behavior Research Foundation’s site answers frequently asked questions about mental illnesses, including depression, and discusses research advances in treating and understanding these illnesses.

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance

Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance's easy-to-use Web site offers helpful information about mood disorders, support groups, the Association's programs and publications. The site also provides links and resources for further information.

MedLine Plus: Depression

This easy-to-use service of the National Library of Medicine and the National Institutes of Health provides links to articles, pamphlets, and organizations relating to depression.

Mental Health America: Depression

Mental Health America, formerly the National Mental Health Association, provides information about many forms of mental illness (including depression), treatment options, and medication resources. In addition, free brochures and reports are available.

National Alliance on Mental Illness

The National Alliance on Mental Illness Web site houses resources on a host of mental illnesses, such as depression, obsessive-compulsive disorder, and borderline personality disorder. The site also provides information on treatments, support groups, and recovery from mental illness.

NIMH: Depression

This National Institute of Mental Health page provides information about the symptoms, treatments, and current research on depression, in addition to links to relevant publications and information on how to get help.


Dana Articles

Purpose in Life: Q&A with Adam Kaplin

Purpose in Life (PIL) is a research area that focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, and spiritual factors can directly affect health. It links the belief that your life has meaning and purpose to a robust and persistently improved physiological health outcome—particularly as a way to treat dementia, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and immunological and cardiovascular issues that include but extend beyond the brain. An interview with Adam Kaplin, MD, PhD, one of the co-authors of the May 2015 Cerebrum essay on PIL.


New Movement in Neuroscience: A Purpose-Driven Life

Purpose in Life (PIL) is a research area that focuses on the interactions between mind and body and the powerful ways in which emotional, mental, social, and spiritual factors can directly affect health. It links the belief that your life has meaning and purpose to a robust and persistently improved physiological health outcome—particularly as a way to treat dementia, spinal cord injuries, stroke, and immunological and cardiovascular issues that include but extend beyond the brain.


The Brain–Gut Axis and Neuropsychiatric Disease: A Paradigm Shift

“As our understanding of the microbiome grows, we see a new opportunity for new questions and new understanding of brain disorders ranging from autism and depression,” says one researcher at the recent Society for Neuroscience annual meeting. Others agree.


The Brain Inflamed

Scientists are finding evidence that neuroinflammation can alter mood and cognition, perhaps enough to help cause psychiatric disorders.


Beyond Serotonin: Depression at the microRNA Level

Researchers focusing on glutamate pathways may have found a potential biomarker for the mood disorder.


Gut Feelings: Bacteria and the Brain

Microbiota in our gut, sometimes referred to as the “second genome” or the “second brain,” may influence our mood in ways that scientists are just now beginning to understand. As research evolves, further understanding of microbiota’s relationship to the human brain could have significant mental health implications.