Depression and obesity are commonly seen together, with obesity increasing the risk for depression and depression making weight loss harder.
According to a review published in Addictive Behaviors in October 2019, an estimated “1.2 million long-term antidepressant users in England, and 6 million users in the U.S.A., could be taking antidepressants without clinical indication and could therefore try withdrawing.”
Although 70% of patients with major depressive disorder prefer psychotherapy to pharmacotherapy, <25% receive any form of psychotherapy.
A workgroup convened by the US Department of Veteran Affairs and US Department of Defense released updated joint clinical practice guidelines with the goal of reducing the incidence of suicide through screening and evaluation of patients identified with elevated risk.
Although winter is most commonly associated with seasonal affective disorder, some people experience SAD during the summertime.
Patients with asthma have demonstrated an elevated risk for depression and anxiety that is potentially twice as high as that in the general population.
The US Preventive Services Task Force concluded that providing or referring pregnant or postpartum women to counseling has a moderate net benefit in preventing perinatal depression.
Psychologists and psychiatrists discuss the stigma of mental health disorders in practicing clinicians.