Depression is not just “being sad.” Roughly 7 of every 100 people suffer depression at some point in their lives. Major depressive disorder is the leading cause of disability in the U.S. for ages 15-44. If left untreated, depressive symptoms could lead to significant problems and possibly suicide. BUT, depression is one of the most treatable illnesses using both antidepressant medication and talk therapy. Studies suggest of the patients that seek treatment, the majority of patients have a positive response. Unfortunately, it is estimated that only about 10% of people suffering from depression ever seek treatment.
Symptoms of Depression
Helpful information to know about symptoms of depression for your convenience:
- Depressed mood or irritable most of the day, nearly every
- Decreased interest or pleasure in most activities
- Significant weight change (5%) or change in appetite
- Change in sleep
- Change in activity
- Fatigue or loss of energy
Helpful information to know about our research studies for your convenience:
- No insurance needed to receive medical care (if you qualify for a study).
- Obtain medical care and a free psychiatric evaluation and physical exam
- No-cost medications
- Gain access to research treatments before they are widely available.
- Receive compensation for time and travel (at least $50 per visit).
Participate in a Study
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