Mood Disorders Feature Archive
The growing field of nutritional psychiatry explores the role of diet in mental health.
John Kane, MD, considers prevention and treatment approaches for mood disorders.
The recently estimated $210.5 billion cost of depression to the workplace demonstrates the need for better identifying and treating cognitive impairment in depression.
Patients with cardiovascular disease are three times more likely to develop depression, which makes mental health monitoring critical.
A new review examines neuropsychiatric manifestations associated with rheumatoid arthritis.
The mixed features specifier identifies a subpopulation that is often misdiagnosed.
An anti-inflammatory compound in turmeric may benefit those with depression.
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.
Mounting evidence indicates that greater contact with nature can help alleviate anxiety, depression and other psychiatric conditions.
Many clinicians have a working assumption that subtyping patients is a critical process relevant to antidepressant treatment selection.
The Military Families Are Resilient program educates military families about available mental health resources.
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.
Having those with depression or bipolar disorder recall positive memories about themselves can help in their recovery.
Bacteria in the gut can influence the brain and mood, so clinicians should be mindful of their patients' diet.
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.
Building loving relationships has been shown to improve depression, anxiety, and other mental illnesses.
Matching drugs to patients based on genetic profiles can optimize medication selection and help avoid adverse effects.
Many people with bipolar disorder seek treatment in primary care, rather than in a mental health setting.
While bright light therapy is the standard of care for SAD, cognitive-behavioral therapy and antidepressants can also be considered.
Links between antidepressant use in pregnant women and birth defects, autism and attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder are inconsistent.
Clinicians should treat the depression fully and effectively first, before tackling cognitive issues.
Clinicians need to learn how to manage negative reactions and dysfunctional behavior in patients with personality disorders.
While antidepressants are used as first-line therapy for many kinds of mood disorders, clinicians need to be cognizant of medication side effects.
Guideline-based screening tools improve early diagnosis and treatment.
Prescribing physical activity benefits can help maintain treatment effect and promote general health.
A NIMH initiative aims to find faster-acting antidepressants in order to treat patients with severe depression that requires urgent treatment.
Research points to a "facial feedback hypothesis," which suggests that facial expressions feed info back to the brain, thereby influencing emotions.
The perennial plant has been used to treat depression, muscle weakness and muscle fatigue.
Saffron contains more than 50% of the USDA's recommended daily allowance of vitamin C, iron and magnesium, and more than 30 % of the recommended daily phosphorus and potassium.
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