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Painting Ketamine in a Bad Light

Painting Ketamine in a Bad Light

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.

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

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

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

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Screening: Recommendations and Controversies

Perinatal Mood and Anxiety Screening: Recommendations and Controversies

Although the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists and the US Preventive Services Task Force recommend screening for depression in the general adult population, including pregnant and postpartum women, evidence for such screening in the perinatal setting is limited.

Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

Mental Health Problems in Adolescents With HIV: Overview & Expert Interview

Adolescents infected with HIV have a greater risk for psychiatric hospitalizations compared with those not infected with HIV.

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Correctional Psychiatry: Challenges and Rewards

Approximately 15% of incarcerated people have serious mental illness, although that number can vary depending on the type of illness.

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Symptom Improvement Seen With Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Sertraline in Postpartum Women

Symptom Improvement Seen With Interpersonal Psychotherapy, Sertraline in Postpartum Women

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

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.

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