Mood Disorders

Older Age Associated With Worse Major Depressive Disorder Outcomes

Older Age Associated With Worse Major Depressive Disorder Outcomes

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The age association remained significant after additional adjustments for clinical and social factors such as loneliness and pain. As such, age-specific factors cannot alone explain the poorer MDD course associated with older age.

Women With Epilepsy More Likely to Have Major Depressive Disorder

Women With Epilepsy More Likely to Have Major Depressive Disorder

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Investigators sought to determine the frequency of major depressive disorder in patients in epilepsy clinics.

Medications with depression as a possible adverse effect associated with increased depression risk

This association suggests that it may be beneficial for practitioners to have increased awareness of depression as a possible adverse effect of medications.

Medication Adherence Predictors in Patients With Severe Psychiatric Disorders

Medication Adherence Predictors in Patients With Severe Psychiatric Disorders

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As antipsychotic medications are vital to the effective management of severe psychiatric disorders, investigators sought to examine reasons for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and other psychotic disorders.

Medications With Adverse Effect of Depression Are Commonly Used

Medications With Adverse Effect of Depression Are Commonly Used

An estimated 37.2% of people in the United States use medications that have an adverse effect of depression.

Abnormal Frontal Gyrus, Limbic Activity Observed During Attentional Activity in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

Abnormal Frontal Gyrus, Limbic Activity Observed During Attentional Activity in Pediatric Bipolar Disorder

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These results may be helpful in elucidating the specific brain mechanisms of bipolar disorder during cognitive development.

Negative Social Media Ups Risk of Depression in Young Adults

Negative Social Media Ups Risk of Depression in Young Adults

Negative experiences on social media are more impactful than positive interactions as it relates to depressive symptoms in young adults.

Loneliness, Low Social Support Associated With Poorer Mental Health Outcomes

Loneliness, Low Social Support Associated With Poorer Mental Health Outcomes

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Preliminary generalizations point toward the potential therapeutic efficacy of targeting loneliness and social support for patients.

Belief That Abortion Harms Women's Mental Health Appears Misinformed

Belief That Abortion Harms Women's Mental Health Appears Misinformed

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The notion that abortion harms women's mental health may be misinformed and should be re-examined according to scientific data such as these.

Personality Disorders Related to Adverse Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Personality Disorders Related to Adverse Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

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These data may lead to a more nuanced understanding of bipolar disorder and to a better definition of the effectiveness of interventions directed at treating both personality disorders and bipolar disorder.

Caffeine Sodium Benzoate Effective as Electroconvulsive Therapy Augmentation

Caffeine Sodium Benzoate Effective as Electroconvulsive Therapy Augmentation

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This study was prompted by an ongoing shortage of injectable caffeine sodium benzoate in the United States from 2011 to 2017.

Relationship Between Impulsivity, Sleep Changes in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

Relationship Between Impulsivity, Sleep Changes in Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder

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Sleep routines may be an important therapeutic target for adolescents with bipolar disorder.

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

Psychiatric Morbidity Decreased After Assisted Reproductive Technology Treatment

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These analyses may serve clinicians in addressing potential psychiatric obstacles in patients undergoing fertility treatments.

Efficacy of 1-on-1 Intervention for Mothers and Babies for Postpartum Depression

Efficacy of 1-on-1 Intervention for Mothers and Babies for Postpartum Depression

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These data may be helpful in developing targeted interventions for women at risk for postpartum depression.

When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response

When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response

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As this and previous research on dose increase strategies have produced inconsistent findings, the researchers recommended clinicians consider other responses to antidepressant treatment failure, at least for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Examining Treatment Modalities for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Adult Depression

Examining Treatment Modalities for Noninvasive Brain Stimulation for Adult Depression

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These data could be useful to clinicians and patients alike in selecting the proper treatment method.

Esketamine Nasal Spray: A New Treatment Possibility for Treatment-Resistant Depression

Esketamine Nasal Spray: A New Treatment Possibility for Treatment-Resistant Depression

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The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson have announced the results of 2 long-term phase 3 clinical trials examining esketamine nasal spray in patients with treatment-resistant depression.

Effects of Male, Female Major Depression on Fertility Treatment Outcomes

Effects of Male, Female Major Depression on Fertility Treatment Outcomes

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Among men, those with active major depression were less likely to have a partner achieve conception.

Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Anxiety, Depression and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

Examining the Relationship Between Childhood Anxiety, Depression and Risk for Cardiovascular Disease

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The potential plasticity of the cardiovascular system during childhood may explain the lack of significant relationship between depression and anxiety symptomatology and CVD risk in this study population.

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

Using Psychological Vulnerability Markers to Predict the Course of Affective Disorders

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Routine assessments of these markers should be conducted before and during treatment as they may inform prognoses.

Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

Pharmacogenetics in Psychiatry: Promising Developments and Potential Pitfalls

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Experts provide practical tips to aid in the often-challenging process of incorporating pharmacogenetic testing into clinical practice.

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

Pain, Cognitive Dysfunction in SLE Mediated by Sleep Disturbance, Depression

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The relationship between pain and cognitive dysfunction was explained by sleep disturbance and depressive symptoms.

Carbamazepine, Lamotrigine May Pose Fewer Psychiatric Risks Than Other Antiepileptic Drugs

Carbamazepine, Lamotrigine May Pose Fewer Psychiatric Risks Than Other Antiepileptic Drugs

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Carbamazepine, in particular, was associated with lower hazards for depression and anxiety in secondary analyses.

Major Depression in Men May Lower Chances of Conception

Major Depression in Men May Lower Chances of Conception

Active major depression in the male partner may lower the likelihood of pregnancy.

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

Addressing Psychiatric Comorbidities in Inflammatory Rheumatic Diseases

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Rheuatology Advisor speaks with a psychologist about addressing mental health in patients with inflammatory arthritis.

The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Clinicians Be Concerned?

The Psychosocial Impact of Rosacea: Should Clinicians Be Concerned?

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The erythematotelangiectatic, papulopustular, phymatous, and ocular forms of rosacea can lead to psychological distress.

HIV Viral Suppression Rates in Psychiatric Inpatients With Comorbid Substance Use Disorders

HIV Viral Suppression Rates in Psychiatric Inpatients With Comorbid Substance Use Disorders

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A substantial proportion of these individuals diagnosed with HIV, psychiatric disorders, and substance use disorders are out of care and urgently require intervention.

Effects of Depressive Symptoms on Cognition, Markers of Brain Aging

Effects of Depressive Symptoms on Cognition, Markers of Brain Aging

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These findings suggest a strong association between greater depressive symptoms and markers of brain aging as well as impaired episodic memory.

Antidepressant Use May Be Linked With Sustained Risk for Weight Gain

Antidepressant Use May Be Linked With Sustained Risk for Weight Gain

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Widespread use of antidepressants may be contributing to long-term increased risk for weight gain.

Family History of Psychiatric Disorders an Important Predictor of Postpartum Psychiatric Illness

Family History of Psychiatric Disorders an Important Predictor of Postpartum Psychiatric Illness

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When assessing risk for postpartum episodes, clinicians should inquire about family history of psychiatric disorders broadly and not limit discussion to postpartum psychiatric disorders or psychiatric disorders in female relatives.

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