Symptoms of Depression in Men

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Depression affects approximately 6 million men in the U.S.; however, many more suffer silently. The symptoms of male depression are often difficult to diagnose because they vary considerably from women’s symptoms, or what we think of as “classic” depressive symptoms. The confusion compounded by the misconception of depression as a women’s illness impedes many men […]

Treatment Resistant Depression and Brain-Imagining Research

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Approximately 10 percent of depressed persons are treatment resistant. These folks have not responded to antidepressants or any kind of medication. Their efforts at cognitive-behavioral therapy and other types of therapy have failed. Even sessions of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) have proven unsuccessful. These people are the sickest of the sick, and spend their days in […]

What Causes Depression?

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Depression has long been associated with imbalances of neurotransmitters, chemical messengers in the brain that bridge the synaptic clefts and pass messages from one neuron to the next. Particularly the neurotransmitters serotonin, norepinephrine, and dopamine, have been said to be responsible for depression and symptoms of mood disorders. However, a wave of research point to […]