Depression Affects 1 in 10 People
Doctor Abraham Zangen explains that clinical depression is extremely common, affecting one in ten people at some stage in their life.
It depends how you define the depression, but it has a probability of 8% in males and 12% in females through the lifetime, so it is very probable. One out of ten people will experience depression clinically in their life.
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Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses a treatment developed by his group that uses transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) to treat depression.
Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) can stimulate different areas of the brain and treat depression.
Doctor Abraham Zangen point out that dopamine and BDNF levels in the nucleus accumbens and hippocampus of depressed patients are different. Treatment with antidepressants or ECT can impact these differences.
Doctor Abraham Zangen explains that electroconvulsive therapy can be an effective treatment for patients who do not respond to antidepressant medication.
Doctor Abraham Zangen describes how transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) may affect levels of BDNF in the hippocampus, thereby treating depression.
Doctor Jon Lieberman explains that if an individual has had a depressive episode, the probability of having another increases significantly.
Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses two techniques for treating depression, which involve electrically stimulating the brain - transcranial magnietic stimulation (TMS) and deep brain stimulation (DBS).
Doctor Abraham Zangen discusses the key structures underlying the brain reward system, a complex neural network that includes the nucleus accumbens and hippocampus.
Doctor Ellen Leibenluft discusses the similarities between schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, which have some genetic risk factors in common.
Doctor Daniel Pine estimates that approximately 30-50% of the risk for anxiety and depression is genetic. Genetic treatments are an exciting area of research currently.