Depression

Regular, leisure exercise may reduce incidence of depression

Regular, leisure exercise may reduce incidence of depression

A correlation was found between undertaking regular leisure-time exercise and reduced incidence of future depression but not anxiety.

Limited evidence available for augmentation therapy in treatment-resistant depression

Limited evidence available for augmentation therapy in treatment-resistant depression

Clinicians prescribing antidepressants may need to consider augmenting monotherapy with another agent.

Smartphone apps may improve symptoms in patients with depression

Smartphone apps may improve symptoms in patients with depression

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Advancements in smartphone technology may present an opportunity to help patients manage depressive symptoms.

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

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After the inclusion of recent negative studies, a statistically significant association between AD use and diabetes was observed.

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

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In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.

Google search for "depression" provides screening test to users

Google search for "depression" provides screening test to users

The goal of the screening test is to make users more aware of depression and encourage them to seek treatment.

Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

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Research reveals an adverse effect of sugar intake from sweet foods and beverages on long-term psychological health.

Transcranial magnetic stimulation outcomes similar in younger and older adults with depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation outcomes similar in younger and older adults with depression

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Researchers found no difference in outcomes between older and younger adults undergoing transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression.

Poor metabolic health associated with depression regardless of body mass index

Poor metabolic health associated with depression regardless of body mass index

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Researchers found an association between poor metabolic health and depression, regardless of weight status.

Type 2 diabetes patients benefit from depression screening

Type 2 diabetes patients benefit from depression screening

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The annual screening could decrease negative health outcomes and may be a cost-effective way to reduce complications.

Opioids often prescribed to back pain patients with depression

Opioids often prescribed to back pain patients with depression

Researchers found that back pain patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids.

Use of ketamine for pain management and treatment of depression

Use of ketamine for pain management and treatment of depression

Ketamine may alleviate depression, pain, and adverse effects associated with opioid treatment.

Earlier depression diagnosis leads to longer delay in accurate bipolar disorder diagnosis

Earlier depression diagnosis leads to longer delay in accurate bipolar disorder diagnosis

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An earlier diagnosis of depression is associated with having a longer delay in conversion to bipolar disorder.

Bipolar depression: Early vs late response to treatment with lurasidone

Bipolar depression: Early vs late response to treatment with lurasidone

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The response to lurasidone between baseline and 2 weeks indicates later treatment success in bipolar depression.

Tai chi may reduce symptoms of depression

Tai chi may reduce symptoms of depression

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A tai chi program significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-American patients with mild to moderate depression.

Evidence-based practices for suicide prevention

Evidence-based practices for suicide prevention

Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods have significant data supporting their effectiveness in suicide prevention.

Obesity and sex may predict remission for antidepressant medications

Obesity and sex may predict remission for antidepressant medications

Considering BMI and sex could help tailor antidepressant choices to improve remission from depression.

Monotherapy and combined therapy for bipolar II disorder have similar responses

Monotherapy and combined therapy for bipolar II disorder have similar responses

The findings show no significant difference among sertraline monotherapy, lithium monotherapy, or a combination of the 2 medications.

Antidepressant serum levels may be lower in cigarette smokers

Antidepressant serum levels may be lower in cigarette smokers

Serum concentration levels of several antidepressants were lower in cigarette smokers compared with nonsmokers.

Postpartum depression incidence declining

Postpartum depression incidence declining

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Reducing postpartum depression involves universal screening and appropriate referral and treatment by clinicians.

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

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Women with a good recovery after stroke and a moderate level of optimism had a 0.40‐fold reduction in the odds of developing new-onset poststroke depression.

Depression is often untreated in dialysis patients

Depression is often untreated in dialysis patients

Depression is common in patients receiving chronic hemodialysis but seems to be ineffectively treated.

Anxiety and depression may have predictive role in cancer mortality

Anxiety and depression may have predictive role in cancer mortality

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Researchers measured vital status records to ascertain death from 16 site-specific malignancies.

Risk for postpartum depression higher among women with diabetes

Risk for postpartum depression higher among women with diabetes

Among all women, PPD risk increased with advanced age and gestational diabetes.

Mortality risk increased in type 2 diabetes with depression or anxiety

Mortality risk increased in type 2 diabetes with depression or anxiety

Men with diabetes, but not women, had excess mortality risk associated with depression and anxiety.

Depression literacy higher in women and linked to medication adherence

Depression literacy higher in women and linked to medication adherence

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Some aspects of depression literacy were lower among patients with depression.

Psilocybin treatment reduces depression, anxiety in cancer patients

Psilocybin treatment reduces depression, anxiety in cancer patients

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Two studies found that psilocybin (magic mushrooms) treatment was effective for anxiety and depression.

Electroconvulsive therapy effective for major depressive disorder

Electroconvulsive therapy effective for major depressive disorder

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Electroconvulsive therapy is effective for depression in patients with suicidal ideation and resistance to other treatments.

Depression rate high in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Depression rate high in patients with mild cognitive impairment

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About one-third of patients with MCI are also diagnosed with depression.

Hyperhidrosis linked to increase in anxiety and depression

Hyperhidrosis linked to increase in anxiety and depression

The researchers found that the prevalence of anxiety was 21.3% and depression 27.2% in patients with HH.

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