Depression

Antidepressant Use in Seniors Linked to Risk for Hip Fracture

Antidepressant Use in Seniors Linked to Risk for Hip Fracture

Among older adults, antidepressant users sustain more hip fractures than nonusers both before and after therapy initiation, according to a study published in JAMA Psychiatry.

Aspirin, <I>N</I>-Acetylcysteine Effective Adjunctive Treatments in Bipolar Depression

Aspirin, N-Acetylcysteine Effective Adjunctive Treatments in Bipolar Depression

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Investigators examine the therapeutic effects of NSAIDs and NAC in patients with bipolar disorder.

Higher Neuroticism Linked to Anxiety, Anhedonia in Depression

Higher Neuroticism Linked to Anxiety, Anhedonia in Depression

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Researchers sought to determine whether neuroticism significantly contributes to higher anxiety and anhedonia and further studied whether cognitive control leads to lower anxiety.

Higher Risk for Depression, Anxiety Seen With Cerebral Palsy

Higher Risk for Depression, Anxiety Seen With Cerebral Palsy

Adults with cerebral palsy have an increased risk for depression and anxiety, according to a study published in JAMA Neurology.

When Treating Depression With ECT, 2 Lobes Are Better Than 1

When Treating Depression With ECT, 2 Lobes Are Better Than 1

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Investigators observed whole-brain gray matter volumetric changes after treating patients with treatment-resistant depression with bi-temporal stimulation or right unilateral electroconvulsive therapy.

Challenging Stigma: Should Psychiatrists Disclose Their Own Mental Illness?

Challenging Stigma: Should Psychiatrists Disclose Their Own Mental Illness?

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Psychologists and psychiatrists discuss the stigma of mental health disorders in practicing clinicians.

Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity

Toll on Health From Depression, Anxiety Akin to Smoking, Obesity

Anxiety and depression predict poor future physical health as strongly as obesity and smoking in older adults.

Depression Risk and Self-Harm Increased in Adolescent Sexual Minorities

Depression Risk and Self-Harm Increased in Adolescent Sexual Minorities

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Investigators compared trajectories of depressive symptoms in sexual-minority adolescents and heterosexual adolescents from age 10 to 21.

Depression Comorbidity Associated With Greater Healthcare Expenditures in Back Pain

Depression Comorbidity Associated With Greater Healthcare Expenditures in Back Pain

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Patients with spondylosis, intervertebral disk disorders, and other back issues and comorbid depression may have greater healthcare expenditures than those without the comorbidity.

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Increased for Antidepressant Users Prior to Treatment Initiation

Atrial Fibrillation Risk Increased for Antidepressant Users Prior to Treatment Initiation

The risk for atrial fibrillation is increased among antidepressant users, particularly before treatment initiation.

Comorbid Mental Disorder Prevalence Higher in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

Comorbid Mental Disorder Prevalence Higher in Pulmonary Arterial Hypertension

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People with pulmonary arterial hypertension display higher levels of depression and anxiety than previously estimated by healthcare workers.

The Importance of Cerebral Blood Flow in Late-Life Depression

The Importance of Cerebral Blood Flow in Late-Life Depression

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Investigators used neuroimaging to examine relationships between late-life depression, cerebral blood flow, and white matter hyperintensities.

PTSD, Depressive Symptoms Mediate Relationship Between Insomnia and Risk for Suicidal Behavior

PTSD, Depressive Symptoms Mediate Relationship Between Insomnia and Risk for Suicidal Behavior

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Symptoms of depression and PTSD may be increased in veterans with insomnia, which may be associated with an increased risk for suicidal behavior.

High Levels of Androgens in Men Associated With Increased Risk for Anxiety Disorders

High Levels of Androgens in Men Associated With Increased Risk for Anxiety Disorders

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Higher serum total testosterone in men and androstenedione in young men may increase the risk for anxiety disorders.

Bipolar Disorder Type I Associated With Worse Depression Course Than Type II

Bipolar Disorder Type I Associated With Worse Depression Course Than Type II

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Investigators observed patterns of changes in depressive symptoms in a cohort of 482 patients with bipolar disorder by using trajectory analysis.

Older Adults With Depression at Higher Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

Older Adults With Depression at Higher Risk for Mild Cognitive Impairment

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Investigators sought to determine clinical characteristics associated with an increased risk for mild cognitive impairment in older adults with depression.

Hearing Loss in Older Adults Linked to Depression, Dementia Among Other Comorbidities

Hearing Loss in Older Adults Linked to Depression, Dementia Among Other Comorbidities

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Hearing loss affects more than 50% of Americans 60 years or older.

Painting Ketamine in a Bad Light

Painting Ketamine in a Bad Light

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Studies of the use of ketamine for depression revealed that the agent induces a rapid reduction in depressive symptoms and suicidal ideation in most patients.

Symptom Improvement Seen With Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Sertraline in Postpartum Women

Symptom Improvement Seen With Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Sertraline in Postpartum Women

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Investigators examined the efficacy of sertraline and interpersonal psychotherapy vs pill placebo over 12 weeks in woman with postpartum depression.

For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use

For Teen Girls, Depression May Predict Subsequent Alcohol Use

For adolescent girls, depression, but not anxiety, predicts future alcohol use.

KCNQ Channel Potentiator Ezogabine Delivers Promising Results in Major Depressive Disorder

KCNQ Channel Potentiator Ezogabine Delivers Promising Results in Major Depressive Disorder

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The use of ezogabine, a KCNQ channel opener, may improve depression and anhedonic symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder.

Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Increase Risk for Depression

Genetic Analysis Shows Higher BMI May Increase Risk for Depression

Findings based on large study assessing genetic causal link, even without metabolic effects

In-Person Social Contact Tied to Reduced Psychiatric Symptoms

In-Person Social Contact Tied to Reduced Psychiatric Symptoms

For military veterans, in-person social interaction, but not social contact on Facebook, is associated with a significantly reduced risk for symptoms of major depression and PTSD.

Serum Uric Acid May Predict Bipolar Disorder in Patients With Depression

Serum Uric Acid May Predict Bipolar Disorder in Patients With Depression

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Investigators examined whether high serum uric acid is a risk biomarker for conversion of major depressive disorder to bipolar disorder.

FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment

FDA Warns Two Companies About Bogus Opioid Addiction Treatment

Warning letters about products illegally marketed as treatments for opioid addiction, pain, and anxiety have been sent to 2 companies, the FDA said Tuesday.

Rate of Mental Health Treatment, Diagnosis Increased for College Students

Rate of Mental Health Treatment, Diagnosis Increased for College Students

From 2007 to 2017, there was an increase in the rates of mental health treatment and diagnosis among college students and a decrease in stigma.

Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder Linked to Psychotic, Depressive Symptoms

Cannabis Use, Cannabis Use Disorder Linked to Psychotic, Depressive Symptoms

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Two studies indicate a link between cannabis use and mental health concerns, starting in adolescence and continuing into adulthood.

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.

Happy Childhood Memories Associated With Better Health

Happy Childhood Memories Associated With Better Health

Those with fond memories of childhood and strong relationships with their parents have better health throughout adulthood.

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.

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