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Managing Comorbid Migraine and Mood Disorders: A Synergistic Approach

Managing Comorbid Migraine and Mood Disorders: A Synergistic Approach

People with migraines and comorbid mood disorders often need treatments that address both conditions, as well as management of sleep, stress, and lifestyle issues.

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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

Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Mood in Middle-Age, Older Adults

Effects of Mindfulness Meditation on Mood in Middle-Age, Older Adults

Mindfulness meditation training may reduce negative affect variability in middle-age and older adults.

Effects of Impaired Glucose Metabolism on Lithium and Other Mood Stabilizers

Effects of Impaired Glucose Metabolism on Lithium and Other Mood Stabilizers

High blood sugar levels may put patients with bipolar disorder at risk of not responding to lithium and other mood stabilizer treatments.

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

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

Circadian Rhythm Disruptions Associated With Mood Disorders, Adverse Quality of Life

Circadian Rhythm Disruptions Associated With Mood Disorders, Adverse Quality of Life

This study had a sample size large enough to assess the effect of circadian disruption on mental health disorders, and was the first to objectively measure patterns of rest and activity (using accelerometers).

Trintellix Labeling Updated With Data on Improved Processing Speed in MDD

Trintellix Labeling Updated With Data on Improved Processing Speed in MDD

Lundbeck announced that the Food and Drug Administration has approved a supplemental New Drug Application for Trintellix.

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