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Sexual Dysfunction in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder in Remission

Sexual Dysfunction in Patients With Major Depressive Disorder in Remission

Patients with MDD with or without sexual dysfunction were evaluated 2 months in remission and assessed with the Arizona Sexual Experience Scale.

Seeking a Genetic Link Between Depression and Alcohol Dependence

Seeking a Genetic Link Between Depression and Alcohol Dependence

People with an elevated polygenic risk of major depressive disorder may be at risk for alcohol dependence.

Cognitive Impairment in Adults With Depression Identified by THINC-it Screening Tool

Cognitive Impairment in Adults With Depression Identified by THINC-it Screening Tool

Measuring cognitive function is important because it may be possible to improve it directly and independently by some treatment modalities.

Impact of Maternal Depression on Child Health-Related Quality of Life

Impact of Maternal Depression on Child Health-Related Quality of Life

Maternal history of depression may be associated with child health-related quality of life.

Statistically Significant Link Between Antidepressant Use, T2D Observed

Statistically Significant Link Between Antidepressant Use, T2D Observed

There is more evidence that links antidepressant drug use with T2D.

Antipsychotic Reduction in Bipolar Disorder, Depression: Higher Healthcare Burden

Antipsychotic Reduction in Bipolar Disorder, Depression: Higher Healthcare Burden

For patients with bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder, reduction in dose of antipsychotic medication could lead to an increased rate of hospitalization.

Why Do Antipsychotics Cause Weight Gain?

Why Do Antipsychotics Cause Weight Gain?

Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered the cellular receptor that causes weight gain from antipsychotic drugs.

Augmentation Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder

Augmentation Therapy for Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder

Augmentation therapy for treatment-resistant major depressive disorder includes multiple options with different strengths and limitations.

Major Depression Episodes: Do Low Levels of Vitamin D Affect Cognition?

Major Depression Episodes: Do Low Levels of Vitamin D Affect Cognition?

Patients with major depressive episodes who also have hypovitaminosis D are more prone to cognitive impairment.

Is Aspirin Use Associated With a Decreased Incidence of Depressive Symptoms?

Is Aspirin Use Associated With a Decreased Incidence of Depressive Symptoms?

Aspirin use offered no significant protection against the development of depressive symptoms.

Frequent Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Likelihood of MDD

Frequent Cannabis Use Associated With Increased Likelihood of MDD

Frequent cannabis use was shown to be associated with an increased risk of major depressive disorder and suicidal ideation.

Anxiety and Depression's Effect on BMD in Anorexia

Anxiety and Depression's Effect on BMD in Anorexia

Scores for both anxiety and depression are associated with low BMD.

Depression, Anxiety May Affect Bone Metabolism in Young Adults

Depression, Anxiety May Affect Bone Metabolism in Young Adults

In young adults, MDD, GAD, and SSRI use is associated with bone metabolism.

Depression Augmentation Therapy Requires Clinical Judgment With Limited Evidence

Depression Augmentation Therapy Requires Clinical Judgment With Limited Evidence

Clinicians prescribing antidepressants may need to consider augmenting their therapy with another agent.

Bleeding Risks With Mirtazapine and Bupropion: Meta-Analysis

Bleeding Risks With Mirtazapine and Bupropion: Meta-Analysis

SSRI use is associated with an increased risk for bleeding.

Depression: A Risk Factor for Chronic Back Pain?

Depression: A Risk Factor for Chronic Back Pain?

Psychological interventions are an important part of a chronic pain treatment plan.

Systematic Review of Perinatal PTSD and Child Outcomes

Systematic Review of Perinatal PTSD and Child Outcomes

Maternal PTSD during the perinatal period may have a negative impact on child outcomes.

Antidepressants for Poststroke Depression: Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability

Antidepressants for Poststroke Depression: Comparative Efficacy and Acceptability

The best antidepressant for poststroke depression treatment is likely paroxetine.

Link Between SSRI Use and Weight Gain in Context of Unhealthy Lifestyles

Link Between SSRI Use and Weight Gain in Context of Unhealthy Lifestyles

There is a positive association between antidepressant use and weight gain.

1 in 5 New Mothers Silent on Postpartum Depression

1 in 5 New Mothers Silent on Postpartum Depression

Too many mothers who experience postpartum depression or another mood disorder suffer in silence.

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