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Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

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Patients with diabetes and depressive symptoms who received community-based peer support for diabetes management reported less frequent acute care visits and hospitalizations than patients with diabetes without depressive symptoms.

Psychotropic Medication May Reduce Symptoms and Improve Functioning in PTSD

Psychotropic Medication May Reduce Symptoms and Improve Functioning in PTSD

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In patients with traumatic injury, there may be a benefit to starting paroxetine to prevent PTSD and associated symptoms, including numbing and avoidance.

Depression and Alcohol Misuse Lower Odds of Achieving Viral Suppression in HIV

Depression and Alcohol Misuse Lower Odds of Achieving Viral Suppression in HIV

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Symptoms of depression and heavy alcohol use interact to lower the chances of achieving virologic suppression in people with HIV infection.

Oral Therapy for Suicidal Bipolar Depression Gets Breakthrough Designation

Oral Therapy for Suicidal Bipolar Depression Gets Breakthrough Designation

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NeuroRx announced that the FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to NRX-101 for the treatment of severe bipolar depression with acute suicidal ideation.

Parental Mental Disorders Linked to Work Disabilities in Offspring

Parental Mental Disorders Linked to Work Disabilities in Offspring

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Investigators examine whether parental mental disorders directly affect offspring's work disability in early adulthood or if they are attributed to offspring's own mental disorders and social disadvantages.

Assessment and Treatment of Depression: A Clinical Look at the Current Controversies

Assessment and Treatment of Depression: A Clinical Look at the Current Controversies

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Mark Zimmerman, MD, discusses controversies related to categorizing severity and identifying optimal treatment of depression.

Emerging Theories in the Pathophysiology of MDD: Could the Opioid System Be Involved?

Emerging Theories in the Pathophysiology of MDD: Could the Opioid System Be Involved?

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Emerging research is leading to new theories attempting to address why a significant number of individuals with major depressive disorder do not achieve relief of their symptoms after receiving treatment.

Intranasal Esketamine Effective for Geriatric Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression

Intranasal Esketamine Effective for Geriatric Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression

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Intranasal esketamine in combination with oral antidepressants demonstrated significant reduction of depressive symptoms and improved overall severity of depressive illness and health-related quality of life and functioning.

Efficacy of Bupropion, Escitalopram for Internet Gaming Disorder in MDD

Efficacy of Bupropion, Escitalopram for Internet Gaming Disorder in MDD

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Bupropion had a greater effect on reducing impulsivity and attention symptoms than escitalopram.

Major Depressive Disorder Linked With Poorer Hospital Outcomes in Parkinson Disease

Major Depressive Disorder Linked With Poorer Hospital Outcomes in Parkinson Disease

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Investigators analyzed the differences in hospitalization outcomes, comorbidities, and utilization of procedures in patients with PD vs patients with PD and MDD.

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

Hormonal Contraceptives May Adversely Affect Psychological Health in Adolescent Girls

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This finding suggests an adverse effect of hormonal contraception on psychological health in adolescent girls.

Preliminary Evidence Suggests Suicidal Thinking Is Self-Reinforcing

Preliminary Evidence Suggests Suicidal Thinking Is Self-Reinforcing

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Suicidal thinking may influence affect in a reinforcing manner, partially explaining its persistent nature in subsets of patients.

Nightmares in Military Personnel Frequently Comorbid With Mental Health Disorders

Nightmares in Military Personnel Frequently Comorbid With Mental Health Disorders

Nightmares are frequently comorbid with other sleep and mental health disorders in US military personnel.

Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Program May Be Beneficial

Peer-to-Peer Depression Awareness Program May Be Beneficial

A peer-to-peer depression awareness program improves knowledge and attitudes about depression among high school students.

Depression, Vasomotor Symptoms Tied to Poor Sleep in Menopause

Depression, Vasomotor Symptoms Tied to Poor Sleep in Menopause

Risk factors for poor sleep in menopause include depression and vasomotor symptoms.

SSRIs Associated With Reduced Bone Mass Density in Older Patients

SSRIs Associated With Reduced Bone Mass Density in Older Patients

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One reason selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors may affect the likelihood of osteoporosis is that the drug antagonizes the serotonin transporter, 5-HTT.

Treating Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women Taking Antidepressants

Treating Hypoactive Sexual Desire Disorder in Women Taking Antidepressants

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Flibanserin can be safely added to a stable SSRI or SNRI regimen to treat hypoactive sexual desire disorder.

Anhedonia and Suicidal Ideation Linked Independent of Major Affective Disorders

Anhedonia and Suicidal Ideation Linked Independent of Major Affective Disorders

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The independent association between anhedonia and suicidal ideation may improve detection of suicide risks and encourage new suicide depression strategies.

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Common in Individuals With Major Depression

Obstructive Sleep Apnea Common in Individuals With Major Depression

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In patients with major depressive disorder, moderate to severe obstructive sleep apnea is common.

Gestational Age, BMI, Ethnicity, and Season of Delivery Influence Postpartum Depression

Gestational Age, BMI, Ethnicity, and Season of Delivery Influence Postpartum Depression

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Many factors may be associated with the development of postpartum depression such as gestational age, BMI, Apgar scores, mode of delivery, and exposure to anesthesia.

Anxiety and Depression Common Among Patients With Sarcoma

Anxiety and Depression Common Among Patients With Sarcoma

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In patients diagnosed with sarcoma, poor QoL, depression, and anxiety are common.

Depressive Symptoms Decreased When Using Treatment Methods Increasing Resilience for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

Depressive Symptoms Decreased When Using Treatment Methods Increasing Resilience for Hidradenitis Suppurativa

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In managing and treating HS, the methods that increase resilience may help decrease depressive symptoms.

Careful Assessment for Depression Required for Patients With IBD

Careful Assessment for Depression Required for Patients With IBD

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Single-question self-assessment is not a sufficient marker of identifying depression in people with IBD.

Do Biologic Agents Lower Depression Risk in Psoriasis?

Do Biologic Agents Lower Depression Risk in Psoriasis?

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Treatment with biologic agents in psoriasis may reduce risk for depressive symptoms.

Preventing Suicide in Prison Inmates

Preventing Suicide in Prison Inmates

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Suicide in prisons is multifactorial, with contributing factors that include medical and mental health issues as well as those involving family, lack of purposeful activity, and conditions of the specific prison environment, as well as the stress of adjusting to incarceration.

Depression Screening Tools Accurate in Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome

Depression Screening Tools Accurate in Post-Acute Coronary Syndrome

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Cognitive behavioral therapy combined with antidepressant medication modestly improves psychosocial outcomes.

Antidepressant Effectiveness, Tolerability of Minocycline vs Placebo

Antidepressant Effectiveness, Tolerability of Minocycline vs Placebo

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Minocycline has a large antidepressant effect and good tolerability compared with placebo.

Digital Mood Tracking Technologies: Improved Care in Patients With Mood Disorders

Digital Mood Tracking Technologies: Improved Care in Patients With Mood Disorders

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Smartphone and tracking devices can equip clinicians with a better understanding of mood states and behavior.

Interventions for Depression in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities

Interventions for Depression in Adults With Intellectual Disabilities

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Depressive symptoms in patients with intellectual disabilities were decreased equally by 2 distinct interventions.

Frequency of Cannabis Use Tied to Relationship Between Pain, Mood Disorders

Frequency of Cannabis Use Tied to Relationship Between Pain, Mood Disorders

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Frequent cannabis users experience more pain and negative affects than less- frequent users.

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