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Posts about Depression

Depression, Daughters, and Cellular Aging

An early sign of depression risk may provide not only a biomarker for depression but a clue to the relationship between depression and risk for medical illnesses; Dr. Insel blogs.

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Ketamine

Ongoing research is investigating the long-term efficacy and safety of the anesthetic drug ketamine, which studies have shown can rapidly lift depressive symptoms; Dr. Insel talks about the status of ketamine in his blog.

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Getting Serious About Mental Illnesses

Dr. Insel explains the nuances of the term, “serious mental illness.”

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Summer Science

Numerous provocative advances in neuroscience were reported during the summer of 2012.

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Antidepressants: A complicated picture

Dr. Insel discusses the complicated nature of research on the efficacy antidepressants.

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How Does Memory Work? The Plot Thickens

Rapid progress in understanding how memory works – from the molecular to the behavioral level – holds promise for improved treatment of memory components of mental disorders.

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NIMH’s Top 10 Research Events and Advances of 2010

10 breakthroughs and events of 2010 which are changing the way we approach mental disorders.

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Spotlight on Postpartum Depression

Dr. Insel summarizes NIMH’s research efforts to better understand and treat postpartum depression.

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Brain Scans – Not Quite Ready for Prime Time

Despite promising advances as a research tool, brain imaging is not quite ripe for clinical application in the diagnosis and treatment of mental disorders.

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