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According to the U.S. Administration on Aging, the number of United States residents older than 65 in 2009 numbered 39.6 million, representing about 1 in every 8 Americans. With ever-decreasing death rates, this population is expected to swell to 72.1 million people by 2030, representing almost 1 in 4 Americans. As a population in transition...
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Each academic year, millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Depression is a serious medical condition that is disabling and can be characterized by mood, physical and cognitive changes. These symptoms can prevent a person from functioning normally. And while 44 percent of college students report feeling depressed,...
Campus Life Building
NIU student “Bob” recently had broken up with his girlfriend, “Maggie,” after two years of dating. Feeling depressed and noticing his grades dropping since the break-up, Bob didn’t know what to do, who he could talk to or where to turn. He did remember, however, learning about the Counseling and Student Development Center during his...
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Do you feel tired, irritable or unable to concentrate? These might be signs of depression, a serious and disabling medical condition with symptoms characterized by mood, physical and cognitive changes. More than 19 million Americans suffer from depression and anxiety, regardless of age, race or gender. Less than half of those suffering from depression seek...
Psychology Professor Angela Grippo in her laboratory with undergraduate student researcher Wil Colburn.
In the laboratory of award-winning researcher Angela Grippo, mouse-like creatures known as prairie voles are getting an extreme makeover – habitat edition. Nothing too fancy, mind you – a running wheel, chewy toys, tinfoil balls and furnishings that include a paper towel roll and miniature igloo for cozy hiding places. By enriching the living environment...
Angela Grippo
Angela Grippo, an assistant professor of psychology at NIU, has won a major national award for her research into the association between depression and cardiovascular disease in animal models. The American Psychological Association (APA) will present Grippo with one of its prestigious 2012 APA Distinguished Scientific Awards during the organization’s convention, scheduled from Aug. 2...
Millions of college students are affected each academic year by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Yet social stigma, confusion and a simple lack of knowledge of the resources available prevent many from seeking out the help they need. National Depression Screening Day, held across the country every October, is an opportunity for students...
Photo of young woman with depression
National Depression Screening Day is held across the country every October.  This screening provides a quick and easy way to check for depression and other mental health issues. Each academic year millions of students are affected by depression, anxiety or a related mental health issue. Yet social stigma, confusion and a simple lack of knowledge...