Major Depressive Disorder

Depression is a serious medical illness that causes intense, persistent feelings of sadness. Also known as Major Depressive Disorder (MDD), it negatively affects how you feel, the way you think, and how you act.

Major Depressive Disorder is a chronic, serious illness that each year affects millions of Americans. One in four women and one in ten men will confront depression at some point in their lives.

Depression does not discriminate: it affects men and women, young and old, and people of all races, cultures, and incomes. Depression can strike at any time but most often appears for the first time between ages 24 to 44.

Depression is a treatable condition. Many people find their depression improves with medication, counseling, or other treatment.

Men and women suffering from depression experience ongoing sadness, loss of interest, and a combination of emotional and physical symptoms. To find out about any ongoing research study programs for depression at MRN, please contact us using the form on this page, or call or text us at (212) 595-5012. To learn more about the symptoms of depression, complete the Depression Symptoms Survey below.  


Depression Symptoms Survey

Have you or a loved one been experiencing any of the following symptoms for two weeks or more?

Feels of sadness or hopelessness?
Loss of interest in your usual activities?
Difficulty falling asleep or staying asleep?
Changes in your appetite or weight?
Feeling more irritable or easily frustrated than usual?
Loss of energy?
Trouble with concentration or memory?
Feeling anxious, tense, or edgy?
If you answered "yes" to 3 or more symptoms and have been feeling this way for 2 weeks or more, you may be suffering from depression. To learn more about the research programs available for depression, please enter your contact information below and one of our Research Coordinators will contact you.
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By completing this form and clicking "submit" above, you are agreeing to allow MRN to: (1) access and store the information you have provided, and (2) use the information you have provided to contact you at a future date about the study or type of information you are interested in. If at any point in the future you decide you no longer want MRN to store or use the information you provided, please contact MRN at (212) 595-5012 to request that your information be deleted.