Depression affects more than 20 million people in the United States. The federal government recognizes the pervasive nature of the disease and has awarded the University of Illinois at Chicago a five-year, $4.8 million grant to develop new therapies to treat depression.
Currently, the most common treatment approach is a combination of antidepressant medication and psychotherapy.
Symptoms can include sadness, loss of interest in activities that were once enjoyed, weight change, difficulty in sleeping (or oversleeping), loss of energy, feelings of worthlessness and thoughts of death or suicide.
For more information: New Grant To Study Depression Treatments