Depressive Disorder

Social Support a Significant Factor in Developing Anxiety, Depression in Epilepsy

Social Support a Significant Factor in Developing Anxiety, Depression in Epilepsy

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The number of AEDs and seizure frequency also influenced depression in people with epilepsy.

Electroconvulsive Therapy Continues to Be Vital Treatment for Depression in Elderly

Electroconvulsive Therapy Continues to Be Vital Treatment for Depression in Elderly

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Research findings support continuation of ECT plus medication in a depressed elderly population.

Psilocybin May Provide Swift Relief From Depression, Anxiety in Cancer Patients

Psilocybin May Provide Swift Relief From Depression, Anxiety in Cancer Patients

Researchers found that the hallucinogenic drug relieves depression and anxiety quickly, and that the effect can last for months.

Migraine Intensity Affects Muscle Pain in Major Depressive Disorder

Migraine Intensity Affects Muscle Pain in Major Depressive Disorder

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Migraine was more significantly associated with muscle soreness or pain than anxiety disorders in patients with MDD.

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression

Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation Provides Pain Relief Independent of Improvements in Depression

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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation of the right secondary somatosensory motor cortex produces relief from chronic neuropathic orofacial pain.

Short-Term Suicide Risk For Discharged Psychiatric Hospital Patients

Short-Term Suicide Risk For Discharged Psychiatric Hospital Patients

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Because much of the previous research in this subject area has focused on the suicide risk of one disorder, little is known about risk of suicide across multiple disorders or in general medical conditions with psychiatric comorbidities.

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

The ADA Issues Guidelines for Psychosocial Care in Diabetes

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The ADA released detailed guidelines for psychosocial assessments and care based on factors including age, type of diabetes, and family support system.

Maternal Pre- and Postpartum Depression Affects Child's Brain Development

Maternal Pre- and Postpartum Depression Affects Child's Brain Development

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A significant gender effect was observed in the cohort, but the mechanism behind it remains unclear.

ACR: Mind-Body Training Improves Depression in SLE

ACR: Mind-Body Training Improves Depression in SLE

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No studies to date have evaluated psychotherapy approaches in people with lupus and comorbid depression.

Depression Rates Up Among Adolescents, Particularly Females

Depression Rates Up Among Adolescents, Particularly Females

The report authors propose cyberbullying and social media use as possible theories, but at this point these remain speculative.

Risk of Serotonin Toxicity Due to Drug-Drug Interactions in Migraine Treatment

Risk of Serotonin Toxicity Due to Drug-Drug Interactions in Migraine Treatment

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Clinicians need to remain vigilant when prescribing tramadol; its concurrent use with opioids poses a risk of serotonin toxicity.

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression in Meta-Analysis

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression in Meta-Analysis

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Overall, 26 of the 34 studies suggested a positive relationship between insomnia and depression.

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Overdoses, Suicides Now Leading Causes of Pregnancy-Related Mortality

Self-harm has been the leading cause of pregnancy-related deaths in Colorado between 2004 and 2012.

Pediatric Speech, Language Disorders Linked to Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure

Pediatric Speech, Language Disorders Linked to Prenatal Antidepressant Exposure

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This finding may have implications for understanding associations between SSRIs and child development.

Memantine + Sertraline Effective Tx for Depression

Memantine + Sertraline Effective Tx for Depression

There was a significantly greater improvement in memantine group and a greater response rate at weeks 4 and 6.

Depression Associated With BMI in Youths

Depression Associated With BMI in Youths

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Children and adolescents who had used antidepressants or who had a diagnosis of depression were more likely to have a higher BMI.

Contrary to Popular Belief, Antidepressant Placebo Response Rates Remain Steady

Contrary to Popular Belief, Antidepressant Placebo Response Rates Remain Steady

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Studies that have shown increased rates of placebo response may have been limited by the types of datasets or statistical methods they utilized.

Patients with Medically Unexplained Pain Stigmatized, Socially Excluded

Patients with Medically Unexplained Pain Stigmatized, Socially Excluded

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Patients with chronic pain often report feeling isolated and misunderstood, or that others believe they are exaggerating their pain or somehow using it to their benefit.

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Rehabilitation May Improve Cognitive Symptoms in Cancer Survivors

Research found that cognitive rehabilitation program could improve self-reported cognitive function through 6 months.

Depression Linked to Functional Status in Coronary Artery Disease

Depression Linked to Functional Status in Coronary Artery Disease

Patients with class II, III, or IV functional status had an increased risk of hospitalization for heart failure.

Depression and HIV Infection May Increase Mortality Risk

Depression and HIV Infection May Increase Mortality Risk

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Together, depression and HIV infection are "strongly associated" with all-cause mortality in US veterans.

Cancer Survivors Have Higher Rate of Antidepressant Use

Cancer Survivors Have Higher Rate of Antidepressant Use

Nearly 1 in 5 cancer survivors were taking medication for depression or anxiety years later.

Hormonal Contraception Associated With Depression

Hormonal Contraception Associated With Depression

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Researchers found that women who use hormonal contraception have an increased risk for first use of an antidepressant and first diagnosis of depression.

ASA: Managing Labor Pain May Lower Risk of Postpartum Depression

ASA: Managing Labor Pain May Lower Risk of Postpartum Depression

Researchers found that better pain relief during labor was associated with lower scores on the Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale.

Depression May Accelerate Brain Aging

Depression May Accelerate Brain Aging

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Greater age-related decreases in volume of the putamen were observed in participants diagnosed with major depressive disorder compared with those of healthy controls.

Relationship Between Depression and Stable Angina Outcomes

Relationship Between Depression and Stable Angina Outcomes

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The strongest predictor of depression in patients with chronic stable angina was an episode of depression within the past 10 years.

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Shorter Survival With Lung Cancer

Depressive Symptoms Linked to Shorter Survival With Lung Cancer

Depression symptoms at baseline correlated with increased mortality among participants with early- but not late-stage disease.

Gene Sets Altered Across Brain Regions in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & MDD

Gene Sets Altered Across Brain Regions in Schizophrenia, Bipolar Disorder & MDD

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Until now, the majority of postmortem research that has examined functionally related gene sets has been limited to a single disorder or region of the brain.

Sertraline Prevents Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Sertraline Prevents Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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Approximately 80% of depressive episodes have their onset during the first six months following traumatic brain injury.

Pupillometric Analysis For Assessment of Depression Recurrence

Pupillometric Analysis For Assessment of Depression Recurrence

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Pupillary reactivity to emotional stimuli has been investigated to provide objective information about the risk for recurrence of depressive symptoms in women.

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