The Science of Sustainability

Illuminating Depression

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Nearly 15 million Americans suffer from depression. Learn why depression is more than just "feeling blue," the difficulties of treating it with traditional medications and how new tools

and research are shedding light on brain structures that may play an integral role in treating it.

This story was produced with the assistance of the USC Annenberg/California Endowment Health Journalism Fellowships, a program of the School for Communication.

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Sheraz Sadiq

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Sheraz Sadiq is an Emmy Award-winning producer at San Francisco PBS affiliate KQED. In 2012, he received the AAAS Kavli Science Journalism award for a story he produced about the seismic retrofit of the Hetch Hetchy water delivery system which serves the San Francisco Bay Area. In addition to producing television content for KQED Science, he has also created online features and written news articles on scientific subjects ranging from astronomy to synthetic biology.
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    The quality of video download needs to be improved. This was so hard to watch on my laptop