Depressive Disorder

Effects of Depression, Alcohol Use on Retention in Antiretroviral Therapy

Effects of Depression, Alcohol Use on Retention in Antiretroviral Therapy

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Alcohol use disorder and depression were both associated with higher disengagement from antiretroviral therapy for patients with HIV.

Third Trimester Maternal SSRI Exposure Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Offspring

Third Trimester Maternal SSRI Exposure Linked to Depression, Anxiety in Offspring

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The issue of whether and how prenatal SSRI exposure affects offspring has remained murky.

Dermatologists May Need Further Training in Identifying Depression

Dermatologists May Need Further Training in Identifying Depression

Fair to poor concordance was seen between dermatologist assessment and patient self-reporting.

Examining Anxious Depression: Differences in Course and Outcomes

Examining Anxious Depression: Differences in Course and Outcomes

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Variability in definitions of "anxious depression" in research impedes the ability to make clear comparisons.

Continuation of ECT Improves Quality of Life in Depressed Elderly

Continuation of ECT Improves Quality of Life in Depressed Elderly

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These findings show that electroconvulsive therapy is a medically appropriate choice for elderly adults with depression and is likely to produce sustained improvement.

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.

Concomitant SSRI, Oral Anticoagulants Increase Risk for Hemorrhage in Ischemic Stroke

Concomitant SSRI, Oral Anticoagulants Increase Risk for Hemorrhage in Ischemic Stroke

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The relationship between selective serotonin-reuptake inhibitor use and outcomes after ischemic stroke was examined.

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.

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 for Depression in Schizophrenia

Antidepressant Effectiveness for Depression in Schizophrenia

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Antidepressants may effectively treat depression in patients with comorbid schizophrenia.

Effectiveness of Exercise in Decreasing Depressive Symptoms

Effectiveness of Exercise in Decreasing Depressive Symptoms

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Lifestyle factors including exercise may be a strategic target to decrease symptoms of depression.

Paternal Depression Linked to Risk for Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

Paternal Depression Linked to Risk for Depressive Symptoms in Adolescents

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Researchers found a positive association between paternal and adolescent depressive symptoms.

Neuroactive Steroids May Be Therapeutic Targets for Depression and Anxiety

Neuroactive Steroids May Be Therapeutic Targets for Depression and Anxiety

Women at both ends of the weight spectrum have low serum allopregnanolone which can be linked to severe depression and anxiety.

Poor Treatment Response in Adolescent Depression Not Linked to Network Density

Poor Treatment Response in Adolescent Depression Not Linked to Network Density

Adolescents with depression do not have more densely connected networks.

Fluvoxamine Effective for Depression in Patients With Neurological Disorders

Fluvoxamine Effective for Depression in Patients With Neurological Disorders

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Fluvoxamine was effective for the treatment of depression in patients with neurological disorders and depression.

Monetary Incentives Improve Cessation in Mentally Ill Smokers

Monetary Incentives Improve Cessation in Mentally Ill Smokers

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Abstinence-contingent incentives improved smoking cessation outcomes among economically disadvantaged smokers with mental illness.

Understanding the Mechanisms in Poststroke Depression

Understanding the Mechanisms in Poststroke Depression

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The connection between PSD and mortality appears to result from increased cardiovascular mortality.

Residual Anxiety Predicts Depression Relapse in Bipolar II Depression

Residual Anxiety Predicts Depression Relapse in Bipolar II Depression

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Venlafaxine was superior to lithium in reducing symptoms of both bipolar II depression and anxiety.

Depression Treatments For Young Patients Have Distinct Trajectories

Depression Treatments For Young Patients Have Distinct Trajectories

There are distinct treatment trajectories which have different health outcomes for depressed youth.

Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts in Disadvantaged Younger Adults

Higher Risk of Suicide Attempts in Disadvantaged Younger Adults

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Suicide attempts are more likely to occur in younger, socioeconomically disadvantaged adults.

Nutritional Psychiatry: Emerging Evidence and Expert Interview

Nutritional Psychiatry: Emerging Evidence and Expert Interview

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The growing field of nutritional psychiatry explores the role of diet in mental health.

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Be Effective in Mood and Anxiety Disorders

Computerized Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Can Be Effective in Mood and Anxiety Disorders

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Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy has been found to be effective at treating patients with depression and anxiety in the primary care setting.

Tools for Effective Psychiatric Treatment for Pediatric Patients With Hearing Loss

Tools for Effective Psychiatric Treatment for Pediatric Patients With Hearing Loss

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Children and adolescents with hearing loss may be more prone to developing depression, aggression, oppositional defiant disorder, conduct disorder, and psychopathy than their normally hearing peers.

Posttreatment Brain Effects of Psilocybin in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression

Posttreatment Brain Effects of Psilocybin in Patients With Treatment-Resistant Depression

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Researchers documented changes in brain blood flow and connectivity following the use of psilocybin in patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Brexanolone Trials Show Positive Results in Reducing Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

Brexanolone Trials Show Positive Results in Reducing Symptoms of Postpartum Depression

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Brexanolone showed top-line results in patients with moderate and severe postpartum depression.

Genetic Link Between Obesity Traits, Depression With Atypical Features

Genetic Link Between Obesity Traits, Depression With Atypical Features

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Major depressive disorder with atypical features was shown to share genetic factors with obesity-related traits.

Effectiveness of Sertraline in Depressed Patients With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

Effectiveness of Sertraline in Depressed Patients With Advanced Chronic Kidney Disease

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Sertraline did not significantly improve depressive symptoms in patients with non-dialysis-dependent chronic kidney disease.

FDA Approves Schizophrenia Medication With Digital Ingestion Sensor

FDA Approves Schizophrenia Medication With Digital Ingestion Sensor

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The ability to track ingestion of medications prescribed for mental illness may be useful for some patients.

Gender Differences for New-Onset Depression Following Long-Term Opioid Use

Gender Differences for New-Onset Depression Following Long-Term Opioid Use

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In Veterans Health Association patients, new-onset depression was more common among women than men using long-term opioids.

Genetic Factors Associated With Depression, Alcohol Dependence

Genetic Factors Associated With Depression, Alcohol Dependence

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A newly identified genetic risk variant links comorbid alcohol dependence and depression in African American men.

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