Mood Disorders

Treatment Initiation for Depression Suboptimal in Primary Care

Treatment Initiation for Depression Suboptimal in Primary Care

Treatment initiation for depression is suboptimal in the primary care setting despite availability.

Quality of Life,May Be Improved in Chronic Pain With Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention

Quality of Life,May Be Improved in Chronic Pain With Multidisciplinary Social Cognitive Intervention

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Social cognitive intervention may lead to improvements in health-related QoL in patients with chronic pain.

Cranial electrical stimulation may be of modest benefit for treating depression and anxiety

Low-strength evidence suggests that cranial electrical stimulation (CES) may be moderately beneficial for patients with depression and anxiety. There was insufficient evidence that CES provides clinically important benefit for fibromyalgia, neuromusculoskeletal pain, degenerative joint pain, headache, depression, or insomnia.

Antidepressants More Effective Than Placebo for Acute Depression in Adults

Antidepressants More Effective Than Placebo for Acute Depression in Adults

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By bringing together published and unpublished data from more than 500 double-blind, randomized, controlled trials, this study represents the best currently available evidence base to guide the choice of pharmacologic treatment for adults with acute depression.

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.

Probing the Link Between Mood Disorders and Lithium in Water Supplies

Probing the Link Between Mood Disorders and Lithium in Water Supplies

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Michael Thase, MD, comments on the potential for lithium in drinking water as a psychiatric prophylactic agent.

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.

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.

Treatment of Torture Survivors in a Global Environment of Refugees Seeking Asylum

Treatment of Torture Survivors in a Global Environment of Refugees Seeking Asylum

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Although PTSD is a significant component of the ongoing trauma from torture, it is far from representative of the whole spectrum of physical, mental, and psychological distress that survivors experience.

Preventing Suicide in Prison Inmates

Preventing Suicide in Prison Inmates

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Suicide in prisons is multifactorial, with contributing factors that include medical and mental health issues as well as those involving family, lack of purposeful activity, and conditions of the specific prison environment, as well as the stress of adjusting to incarceration.

Psychiatric Risk for Female Offspring of World War II Finnish Evacuees

Psychiatric Risk for Female Offspring of World War II Finnish Evacuees

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Female offspring of women who participated in the Finnish evacuation during World War II were shown to be at increased risk of psychiatric hospitalization.

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.

Prior Mental Disorders Linked to Subsequent Onset of Chronic Back or Neck Pain

Prior Mental Disorders Linked to Subsequent Onset of Chronic Back or Neck Pain

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Investigators conducted a population-based survey to determine the association between mental disorders and back/neck pain.

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development Related to Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

Suboptimal Neuromotor Development Related to Genetic Risk for Schizophrenia

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Genetic risk for schizophrenia was linked to nonoptimal infant neuromotor development.

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.

Increased Depression Severity Following Childhood Exposure to Adversity, Risk

Increased Depression Severity Following Childhood Exposure to Adversity, Risk

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Increased depression severity among children with early childhood adverse experiences were shown to be correlated with poor emotional awareness.

No Association Between Comorbid Anxiety Disorders, Suicide Attempts

No Association Between Comorbid Anxiety Disorders, Suicide Attempts

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Comorbid anxiety disorders among patients with depression or bipolar disorder were not associated with suicide attempts.

Neuroinflammation Associated With Anxiety, Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

Neuroinflammation Associated With Anxiety, Depression in Multiple Sclerosis

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In patients with multiple sclerosis, neuroinflammation is linked to anxiety and depression.

Asenapine Prevents Recurrence of Mood Events in Bipolar Disorder

Asenapine Prevents Recurrence of Mood Events in Bipolar Disorder

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Asenapine decreases the time to recurrence of manic and depressive episodes among patients with bipolar I disorder.

Psychosocial Intervention Improves Early Adherence to Antidepressants

Psychosocial Intervention Improves Early Adherence to Antidepressants

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Early adherence is an especially problematic, significant and modifiable barrier to quality care for depression.

Lithium Reduces Risk of Suicide in Patients With Mood Disorders

Lithium Reduces Risk of Suicide in Patients With Mood Disorders

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Lithium is the only medication to demonstrate an antisuicidal effect over and above its action on mood episodes in bipolar disorder.

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

Risk of Anxiety Disorder Relapse After Discontinuing Antidepressants

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Researchers examined whether the risk of relapse or time to relapse was related to type of anxiety disorder, duration of previous treatment, and other factors.

Examining Rates of Conversion From Unipolar Depression to Bipolar Disorder

Examining Rates of Conversion From Unipolar Depression to Bipolar Disorder

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Making mental health predictions based on clinical presentation has major limitations.

Why Do Antipsychotics Cause Weight Gain?

Why Do Antipsychotics Cause Weight Gain?

Researchers from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical Center have discovered the cellular receptor that causes weight gain from antipsychotic drugs.

Pharmacologic Approach to Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in Children

Pharmacologic Approach to Disruptive Mood Dysregulation Disorder in Children

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Combination treatment may provide relief from the distinctive symptoms of severe, recurrent temper outbursts and persistent irritability.

Anxiety and Depression's Effect on BMD in Anorexia

Anxiety and Depression's Effect on BMD in Anorexia

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Scores for both anxiety and depression are associated with low BMD.

Depression, Anxiety May Affect Bone Metabolism in Young Adults

Depression, Anxiety May Affect Bone Metabolism in Young Adults

In young adults, MDD, GAD, and SSRI use is associated with bone metabolism.

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