Mood Disorders

Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Celiac Disease

Psychiatric Disorders in Children Linked to Celiac Disease

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Children with celiac disease are at a 1.4-fold increased risk for psychiatric disorders.

Are Mood Disorders Conditions of Premature Aging?

Are Mood Disorders Conditions of Premature Aging?

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

Mood Disorder Treatment With Ketamine Requires Patient Selection

Mood Disorder Treatment With Ketamine Requires Patient Selection

Available data on ketamine use are limited and risks should be considered before its use.

Antidepressant Side Effects More Common with Comorbid Panic Disorder

Antidepressant Side Effects More Common with Comorbid Panic Disorder

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Therapeutic response to antidepressants is highly variable, which may be partially due to associated side effects.

Assessing Internet-Based Depression Prevention in Chronic Back Pain

Assessing Internet-Based Depression Prevention in Chronic Back Pain

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Methods to prevent depression could help reduce the disease burden for both affected persons and society.

Increased Risk of PTSD in Parents of Kids With Critical Heart Defects

Increased Risk of PTSD in Parents of Kids With Critical Heart Defects

The researchers proposed integrating mental health screening and treatment into pediatric cardiology care.

Rapid Increase in Opioid Dose Increases Risk of New-Onset Depression

Rapid Increase in Opioid Dose Increases Risk of New-Onset Depression

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Dose escalation may be a proxy for loss of control or undetected abuse known to be associated with depression.

Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients

Depression Often Untreated in Dialysis Patients

Many dialysis patients also do not wish to receive aggressive treatment for their depression.

Which Antidepressants May Cause Birth Defects?

Which Antidepressants May Cause Birth Defects?

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Anything that has the potential to disturb the serotonin signaling process has the potential to result in a wide variety of malformations.

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.

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