Depressive Disorder Features Archive
Making mental health predictions based on clinical presentation has major limitations.
Dr. Roger McIntyre suggests that the clinical relevance of cognitive dysfunction for any individual patient can only be adjudicated on a case-by-case basis.
Neuroimaging studies have shown several neurophysiological substrates for depression: An overview by Theodore Henderson, MD, PhD.
Patients commonly report inter-episodic cognitive complaints during the "remitted" phases of depression that negatively affect their ability to engage in more cognitively demanding activities.
Questions remain as to whether botanically-derived marijuana offers clinical benefit over pharmaceutical-grade THC, its active ingredient.
Stillbirth is associated with suicidal ideation, depression, anxiety and other manifestations of post-traumatic stress disorder.
Many clinicians are apprehensive about the risk associated with symptoms of BPD, such as self-harm and suicidal behavior.
Children and teens with chronic headache pain and suspected of having an underlying psychiatric condition should be screened for anxiety and depression.
Although not usually considered as part of primary treatment, nutrition addresses the crucial link between food and brain functioning.
Recent studies have shown that AAT may improve outcomes and reduce various symptoms for people with depression, anxiety, dementia.
Until more effort is put into preventing injury in the first place, psychiatrists will likely continue to be key players in the game.
Patients with cardiovascular disease are three times more likely to develop depression, which makes mental health monitoring critical.
Facing racial discrimination has been shown to increase depression among African Americans in particular.
The mixed features specifier identifies a subpopulation that is often misdiagnosed.
Bright light therapy, commonly used in the treatment of seasonal affective disorder, maybe be effective for depression as well.
The onset of depression and diabetes are appearing earlier in the population.
Targeting inflammation could be an effective treatment strategy for certain patients with anxiety and depression.
Treating these chronic conditions together may minimize the stigma of depression treatment.
Mounting evidence indicates that greater contact with nature can help alleviate anxiety, depression and other psychiatric conditions.
September 28 through October 2 is Invisible Illness Awareness Week, which includes conditions such as chronic fatigue syndrome.
Although questionable research sidelined psychedelic research decades ago, recent studies indicate they may be useful as a therapy for psychiatric disorders.
Man Therapy™: Using Humor to Engage 'Double-Jeopardy' Men to Think About Mental Health in a Different Way
New program aims to tackle mental health issues and suicidal thoughts among men, a population often hesistant to ask for help.
Clinicians may want to consider referring atypical depression patients to a nutritionist to avoid inflammation and cardiac issues.
Big data, predictive analytics and low-field magnetic stimulation are among the tools being used to improve treatment.
Soldiers were much less likely to attempt suicide after a 12-session outpatient CBT program.
Pseudobulbar affect, which involves uncontrollable emotional outbursts, has been reported in diseases including Alzheimer's and Parkinson's.
One psychiatrist is calling on authorities to declassify psychedelic drugs to study their therapeutic potential for mental illnesses.
Antipsychotics have been effective in the treatment of psychotic disorders, but clinicians must be cognizant of side effects.
Having those with depression or bipolar disorder recall positive memories about themselves can help in their recovery.
Targeting dysfunctional beliefs patients hold about thoughts could help treat depression, anxiety, and OCD.
Despite advances in understanding OCD, it remains one of the toughest psychiatric disorders to diagnose and treat.
Although depression and anxiety are two of the most common comorbidities in patients with COPD, they are infrequently treated in this population.
Fewer side effects than prescription drugs with similar efficacy make herbal medicines an alternative treatment consideration.
Although a recent study indicates that treatment with SSRI antidepressants may help, CBT remains the primary form of therapy.
Bacteria in the gut can influence the brain and mood, so clinicians should be mindful of their patients' diet.
Patients can learn how to influence physiological responses, which can help alleviate psychiatric symptoms.
Clinicians should encourage patients to make lifestyle changes that will favorably impact the body's inflammatory system.
Despite advances in the last decade, many pregnant women with depression still do not receive adequate treatment.
A growing body of research demonstrates that yoga can improve symptoms of depression, anxiety and PTSD.
Sleep dysfunction may be a symptom of mental disorders and should be targeted for treatment by clinicians.
Guideline-based screening tools improve early diagnosis and treatment.
A NIMH initiative aims to find faster-acting antidepressants in order to treat patients with severe depression that requires urgent treatment.
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