Mood Disorders

Preschoolers With Depression Show Reduced Response to Rewards

Preschoolers With Depression Show Reduced Response to Rewards

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Altered reward sensitivity may be an indicator of depression in preschool-aged children.

Aging a Stronger Predictor of Depression, Negative Mood Than Menopause

Aging a Stronger Predictor of Depression, Negative Mood Than Menopause

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Women in the menopausal transition and early postmenopause are at higher risk for depressive symptoms and negative mood than those in late postmenopause.

Youth Depression Onset Predicted by Anxiety, Family History, Adversity

Youth Depression Onset Predicted by Anxiety, Family History, Adversity

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Fear and anxiety showed the strongest correlation with development of major depression in children.

Pilots Suffer Depression, Suicidal Thoughts at Fairly High Rates

Pilots Suffer Depression, Suicidal Thoughts at Fairly High Rates

Hundreds of active pilots manage depressive symptoms without the possibility of treatment due to fear of negative career impact.

Switching Antidepressants During Nonresponse May Be Ineffective

Switching Antidepressants During Nonresponse May Be Ineffective

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There is no conclusive benefit to switching to a new antidepressant during nonresponse.

Depressive Symptoms in AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy Reduced

Depressive Symptoms in AMD, Diabetic Retinopathy Reduced

Self-care tools can reduce depressive symptoms in patients with age-related macular degeneration (AMD) or diabetic retinopathy (DR).

16% of US Adults Report Psychiatric Drug Use

16% of US Adults Report Psychiatric Drug Use

1 in 6 US adults take a psychiatric medication to treat conditions such as depression, anxiety, and insomnia.

Psychoeducation No More Effective Than Peer Support at Reducing Time to Next Bipolar Episode

Psychoeducation No More Effective Than Peer Support at Reducing Time to Next Bipolar Episode

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Group psychoeducation is a low-cost psychological intervention with specific clinical benefits in early bipolar disorder, if the focus of care is preventing future mania relapse and improving self-management, interpersonal function, and support.

Smartphone Questionnaire Effective for Long-Term Monitoring of Mood Instability

Smartphone Questionnaire Effective for Long-Term Monitoring of Mood Instability

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The Mood Zoom questionnaire asks users to rate anxiety, elation, sadness, anger, irritability, and energy on a 7-point Likert scale

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.

Cognitive Reserve May Predict Neurocognitive Performance in Bipolar Disorder

Cognitive Reserve May Predict Neurocognitive Performance in Bipolar Disorder

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Programs conducted in early stages of bipolar disorder to improve cognition and functioning may boost cognitive reserve and thus, help prevent cognitive decline.

Altered Connectivity in 2 Brain Networks Differentiate Bipolar Mood States

Altered Connectivity in 2 Brain Networks Differentiate Bipolar Mood States

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One line of future research in this area will be examining whether dorsal attention network connectivity predicts behavioral performance and emotional reactivity.

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.

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.

Link Found Between Tension Headaches and Anxiety, Depression

Link Found Between Tension Headaches and Anxiety, Depression

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Patients with tension-type headaches had a significantly higher prevalence of anxiety and depression.

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