In the year of 2006, Dr. Paul Greengard founded this “Depression Is Real” campaign. Later the sponsors, took care of his vision and mission to help depressed people tofind their way out to lead a happy world”. From 2010, this campaign has been developed by 6 medical members.
JENNIFER N. TIEHEN, M.D., FAAP
Gregory D. Ales, DO, Neurology
Richard C. Gamuac, MD, Neurology
Dr. Gary Kielpikowski, MD
Dr. Honie B Crandall , MD
Dr. Charles H AdlerDr. Paul Greengard, Vincent Astor Professor and head of the Laboratory of Molecular and Cellular Neuroscience at the Rockefeller University, is a neuroscientist who won the 2000 Nobel Prize in Physiology or Medicine for his discovery of how dopamine and a number of other transmitters in the brain exert their action in the nervous system.
Greengard was also the director of the Zachary and Elizabeth M. Fisher Center for Research on Alzheimer’s Disease at Rockefeller University. He is one of the world’s leading experts on Alzheimer’s disease and a member of the National Academy of Sciences. His discoveries have been imperative to better understanding and treating psychiatric disorders like depression.
Depressionisreal.com was established to bust the many myths surrounding major depressive disorder. This is a group of physician, patient and constituency groups that have come together to create an educational campaign about depression. These groups are concerned about confusing messages in popular culture suggesting that depression is “just the blues” or worse, a “made-up disease.” The goal of this website is to help people living with depression, their families, friends and the general public to understand these essential facts about depression.
There are many who do not consider the condition as a serious mental health problem and go about living life without knowing how to get help for depression. We provide a comprehensive guide on all aspects related to depression, including symptoms and available treatments. Our website is designed to act as a support forum for people with depression to openly discuss their problems and get help. For major depressive disorder, it is vital for sufferers to know that help is at hand and that their problem can be managed.
- Depression is a serious and debilitating disease that affects every aspect of a person’s health. Depression affects 15 million Americans a year, as well as their family members, friends, and co-workers.
- Depression has serious and potentially fatal consequences. In fact, untreated depression kills thousands of Americans each year through suicide and by intensifying the symptoms of life-threatening illnesses like cancer and heart disease.
- There is hope for those living with depression because proven therapies and effective medicines exist. People can recover if they receive proper treatment.
The Depressionisreal.com campaign will involve Public Service Announcements and public education activities. This campaign is made possible through the support of Wyeth.
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