The GDS-15 uses short sentences and a yes/no format, which is easier for patients who are struggling with depression, fatigue, or cognitive impairment to tolerate.
Meditation techniques have an ever-growing evidence base to support their use and have become increasingly accepted in Western medicine as helpful adjuncts to other therapies.
A combination of factors may have been responsible for this association, including shared genetic risks.
Depression is common in patients with axSpA and is associated with more severe disease activity and functional impairment.
Results showed an increased risk of bleeding with SRIs by 1.16-2.36 times with an even higher 3.17- to 10.9-fold risk with concomitant NSAIDs.
These data suggest that marijuana use, particularly non-medical use, is associated with poorer depression and anxiety outcomes in psychiatric patients.
These data suggest a neurologic basis for the relationship between sleep quality and depressive symptoms, even among patients with no clinical diagnosis of depression.
Depression is associated with poorer outcomes in ACS and these findings suggest that this course of treatment may improve long-term major adverse cardiac event outcomes.
An intervention targeting depression in very young children can be effective in community settings.
These data substantiate claims that certain neuroinflammatory biomarkers may predict depression symptoms or severity and could be useful in developing diagnostic and treatment strategies.
Researchers believe this therapy shows potential as a brain-based approach for correcting cortical physiologic deficits in this population.
The researchers noted that these findings highlight the complexity of obesity as a disease that shares a common etiology with some psychiatric and addictive disorders.
The results showed that women with antenatal MDD have abnormal stress-related inflammation and cortisol levels, a shorter gestational length, neonates with suboptimal neurobehavioral function, and their 1-year-old infants have increased cortisol reactivity to stress.
There was no similarity in cortical thinning between patients with schizophrenia and psychotic bipolar I disorder.
Findings revealed that women's self-reported affective instability predicted depressive symptoms over time.
This research supports a hypothesis that bipolar disorder is a "heterogeneous clinical entity that may be partially disentangled using brain imaging."
Variations in manager reactions and support for those with depression are as important as gross domestic product for absenteeism and presenteeism due to depression.
The prevalence of depression is 4.4% among fathers of children age 15 months or younger attending a well-child care clinic visit.
Prenatal depression may be more common today among young pregnant women than among women in their mothers' generation.
Adults with depressive symptoms and apathy in middle and late life were at a higher risk for conversion to mild cognitive impairment (MCI) and dementia.
Because patients with bipolar disorder face a risk for suicide that is 20 to 30 times that of the general population, uncovering predictors of illness course is critical.
An investigational treatment for major depressive disorder, AGN-241751, has been granted Fast Track designation by the FDA.
FDA Approval of Medication With a Digital Monitoring System: Major Breakthrough or "Brave New World"?July 23, 2018
Abilify MyCite adds a digital sensor to the medication aripiprazole. The sensor, an ingestible event marker, is activated by contact with stomach acids and transmits a signal to a skin patch the patient wears, which then transmits to an app.
Problem-solving education is effective at preventing depressive symptoms among low-income mothers.
These results challenge existing conceptions that omega-3 fatty acids may be effective in treating adolescent major depressive disorder.
Bereaved children were more likely to experience depression, and children who lost a parent before the age of 12 were more likely to experience depression within the first 2 years.
A meta-analysis of 18 studies examining the association of prenatal antidepressant exposure with motor development in children showed a small overall effect of worse motor development outcomes among children exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy.
While the findings do not warrant a change in current prescribing practices, researchers advocate monitoring at-risk children in light of the increased use of antidepressants during pregnancy.
These data confirm the efficacy of ECT in treating mania and indicate that ultrabrief right unilateral ECT specifically may be useful for improving the symptoms and global cognition of patients with bipolar disorder.
Studies conducted in animals and adults have indicated that sodium valproate may have neuroprotective and neurotrophic effects, but the effects of sodium valproate on brain structure in pediatric bipolar disorder are not known.
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