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Older Age Associated With Worse Major Depressive Disorder Outcomes

Older Age Associated With Worse Major Depressive Disorder Outcomes

The age association remained significant after additional adjustments for clinical and social factors such as loneliness and pain. As such, age-specific factors cannot alone explain the poorer MDD course associated with older age.

Women With Epilepsy More Likely to Have Major Depressive Disorder

Women With Epilepsy More Likely to Have Major Depressive Disorder

Investigators sought to determine the frequency of major depressive disorder in patients in epilepsy clinics.

Medications with depression as a possible adverse effect associated with increased depression risk

This association suggests that it may be beneficial for practitioners to have increased awareness of depression as a possible adverse effect of medications.

Incidence of Extrapyramidal Symptoms Higher With Certain Antidepressants

Incidence of Extrapyramidal Symptoms Higher With Certain Antidepressants

The use of certain antidepressants may put patients at increased risk for extrapyramidal symptoms.

Medications With Adverse Effect of Depression Are Commonly Used

Medications With Adverse Effect of Depression Are Commonly Used

An estimated 37.2% of people in the United States use medications that have an adverse effect of depression.

Negative Social Media Ups Risk of Depression in Young Adults

Negative Social Media Ups Risk of Depression in Young Adults

Negative experiences on social media are more impactful than positive interactions as it relates to depressive symptoms in young adults.

Loneliness, Low Social Support Associated With Poorer Mental Health Outcomes

Loneliness, Low Social Support Associated With Poorer Mental Health Outcomes

Preliminary generalizations point toward the potential therapeutic efficacy of targeting loneliness and social support for patients.

Belief That Abortion Harms Women's Mental Health Appears Misinformed

Belief That Abortion Harms Women's Mental Health Appears Misinformed

The notion that abortion harms women's mental health may be misinformed and should be re-examined according to scientific data such as these.

Caffeine Sodium Benzoate Effective as Electroconvulsive Therapy Augmentation

Caffeine Sodium Benzoate Effective as Electroconvulsive Therapy Augmentation

This study was prompted by an ongoing shortage of injectable caffeine sodium benzoate in the United States from 2011 to 2017.

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

These analyses may serve clinicians in addressing potential psychiatric obstacles in patients undergoing fertility treatments.

Efficacy of 1-on-1 Intervention for Mothers and Babies for Postpartum Depression

Efficacy of 1-on-1 Intervention for Mothers and Babies for Postpartum Depression

These data may be helpful in developing targeted interventions for women at risk for postpartum depression.

When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response

When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response

As this and previous research on dose increase strategies have produced inconsistent findings, the researchers recommended clinicians consider other responses to antidepressant treatment failure, at least for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Examining Treatment Modalities for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Adult Depression

Examining Treatment Modalities for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Adult Depression

These data could be useful to clinicians and patients alike in selecting the proper treatment method.

Esketamine Nasal Spray: A New Treatment Possibility for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Esketamine Nasal Spray: A New Treatment Possibility for Treatment-Resistant Depression

The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have announced the results of 2 long-term phase 3 clinical trials examining esketamine nasal spray in patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Effects of Male, Female Major Depression on Fertility Treatment Outcomes

Effects of Male, Female Major Depression on Fertility Treatment Outcomes

Among men, those with active major depression were less likely to have a partner achieve conception.

Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Anxiety, Depression and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Anxiety, Depression and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

The potential plasticity of the cardiovascular system during childhood may explain the lack of significant relationship between depression and anxiety symptomatology and CVD risk in this study population.

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

Routine assessments of these markers should be conducted before and during treatment as they may inform prognoses.

Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

Experts provide practical tips to aid in the often-challenging process of incorporating pharmacogenetic testing into clinical practice.

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

The relationship between pain and cognitive dysfunction was explained by sleep disturbance and depressive symptoms.

Carbamazepine, Lamotrigine May Pose Fewer Psychiatric Risks Than Other Antiepileptic Drugs

Carbamazepine, Lamotrigine May Pose Fewer Psychiatric Risks Than Other Antiepileptic Drugs

Carbamazepine, in particular, was associated with lower hazards for depression and anxiety in secondary analyses.

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