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Evidence suggests that antidepressant medication and CBT are similarly effective in acute treatment of MDD and combination therapy appears to be more effective in acute depressive episodes than either therapeutic approach alone.
Theories of schizophrenia pathophysiology have linked dopamine function with positive symptoms, as well as disrupted salience processing.
Medical errors are a serious public health problem, costing the healthcare system billions of dollars every year.
Prior research has demonstrated a link between schizophrenia and risk factors for lung cancer, particularly smoking, obesity, physical inactivity, and metabolic disorders.
Anna S. Urrila, MD and colleagues sought to explore whether sleep symptoms in adolescents with MDD were associated with long-term outcomes.
Sleep abnormalities, the most common symptom of PTSD, are observed in approximately 70% of patients, indicating that sleep problems may play an important role in the development and maintenance of the disorder.
Behavioral variant frontotemporal dementia, a neurodegenerative disease that affects the frontal and anterior temporal lobes, results in disordered socioemotional behavior.
Patients with treatment resistant depression (TRD), defined as at least 3 treatment trials within a single depressive episode, were matched with 5 controls with non-treatment–resistant depression.
The authors of the meta-analysis caution that mental illness should be taken seriously nonetheless, adding that better treatment availability and awareness may account for some of the perception of increased prevalence.