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Are Mood Disorders Conditions of Premature Aging?

Are Mood Disorders Conditions of Premature Aging?

John Kane, MD, considers prevention and treatment approaches for mood disorders.

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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.

Most Opioids Prescribed for Patients With Mental Health Disorders

Most Opioids Prescribed for Patients With Mental Health Disorders

Of the estimated 38.6 million patients who have a mental health disorder, 7.2 million of them use prescription opioids

Study Elucidates Role of DIXDC1 Gene in Psychiatric Pathogenesis

Study Elucidates Role of DIXDC1 Gene in Psychiatric Pathogenesis

Dixdc1 knockout mice demonstrated behaviors suggestive of depression, anxiety, and impaired social behavior.

Sertraline Prevents Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury

Sertraline Prevents Depression Following Traumatic Brain Injury

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

Do Chronic Pain and RA Incite The Same Degree of Psychological Distress?

Do Chronic Pain and RA Incite The Same Degree of Psychological Distress?

Researchers assessed pain, depression, anxiety, and stress in patients with chronic pain and rheumatoid arthritis.

Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor and its Precursor proBDNF as Diagnostic Biomarkers for Mood Disorders

Brain-derived Neurotrophic Factor and its Precursor proBDNF as Diagnostic Biomarkers for Mood Disorders

mBDNF/proBDNF ratio could potentially serve as a novel biomarker for mood disorders.

Mood Disorders in a Chronic Pain Population

Mood Disorders in a Chronic Pain Population

The Need For a Better Screening Tool

Peripheral Inflammatory Markers Are Associated With Psychomotor Retardation in Major Depressive Disorder

Peripheral Inflammatory Markers Are Associated With Psychomotor Retardation in Major Depressive Disorder

Psychomotor retardation is associated with poor response to antidepressant treatment.

Epigenetic Modifications Associated with Low SES May Influence Depression Risk

Epigenetic Modifications Associated with Low SES May Influence Depression Risk

Socioeconomic status was the only environmental stressor that predicted an increase in SLC6A4 proximal promoter methylation.

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