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The first new antidepressant medication in decades, ketamine is a game changer for depression treatment.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
  • 5 min
Around the world, women are more likely than men to be diagnosed with depression.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
AI programs assist clinicians in surfacing signs of depression through patient data.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The fast-acting drug offers a new way to treat depression and fathom its origins. Recent approval of a nasal spray promises to expand access, but much remains unknown.
  • Knowable Magazine
Chance observations in the 1950s prompted scientists to hypothesize that low neurotransmitter levels cause depression. That thinking has unraveled.
  • Knowable Magazine
Serendipitous findings in the 1950s spawned the idea that depression was a “chemical imbalance” in the brain. But decades of research — and a radical new treatment — are upending that thinking.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Depression does not only affect how people feel – it can also change how they think.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
Hormonal changes following delivery, coupled with the added stress of caring for an infant round-the-clock, make the postpartum a time of heightened vulnerability to depression.
  • BrainFacts/SfN
The researcher discusses potential risk factors for depression and schizophrenia.
  • People Behind the Science
  • 33 min
People who react strongly to placebos also react strongly to antidepressants, and vice versa, according to new research.
  • The Dana Foundation
Using studies of families and brain imaging of children, researchers find potential biomarkers of risk.
  • The Dana Foundation
For people with seasonal affective disorder, the changing seasons can make them sadder than most, to the point of depression. Why does this happen? And what can we do about it?
  • American Chemical Society
  • 4 min