Depression

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.

Pharmacogenetic analysis benefits patients unresponsive to clomipramine

Pharmacogenetic analysis benefits patients unresponsive to clomipramine

Therapeutic drug monitoring and pharmacogenetic analyses may be useful in the optimization of clomipramine in nonresponders.

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Depression limits adherence to COPD maintenance medications

Older adults with depression are less likely to adhere to COPD maintenance medications regimens.

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

Suicide prevention: restricting access to lethal means is effective

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While many suicide prevention techniques are effective, others have not been proven to be beneficial.

OSA treatment linked to depression improvement

OSA treatment linked to depression improvement

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Patients presenting with depression should be evaluated for sleep disorders.

Most antidepressants may be ineffective for children, adolescents

Most antidepressants may be ineffective for children, adolescents

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For children and teens diagnosed with depression, the benefits of the most commonly prescribed antidepressants may not outweigh the risks.

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

Antidepressants regularly prescribed for off-label indications

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Antidepressant use for anxiety, panic, and ADHD has increased.

CBT in primary care settings benefits adolescents diagnosed with depression

CBT in primary care settings benefits adolescents diagnosed with depression

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Teenagers assigned to receive CBT treatment recovered 8 weeks faster than those receiving only standard care.

SSRIs and cardiovascular events—Is there a connection?

SSRIs and cardiovascular events—Is there a connection?

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A large study found that use of SSRI medications to treat depression does not increase the risk of cardiovascular events in patients 20 to 64 years of age.

Link between obesity and depression in college-educated women

Link between obesity and depression in college-educated women

Women considered obese were more likely to have depression than women of a normal weight.

Ketamine treatment may benefit patients with depression

Ketamine treatment may benefit patients with depression

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Researchers saw improvement in 80% of patients treated with ketamine infusion therapy.

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for depression

USPSTF recommends screening all adults for depression

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The USPSTF has updated its 2009 depression screening guidelines, now recommending that all adults be screened for depression.

Depression on the rise in residents and interns

Depression on the rise in residents and interns

Nearly 30% of medical residents and interns reported suffering from depression or depressive symptoms.

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may increase autism risk

Taking antidepressants during pregnancy may increase autism risk

The offspring of women who took antidepressants during pregnancy had an 87% increased risk of developing autism.

AAP guidelines recommend screening children for high cholesterol, depression, HIV

AAP guidelines recommend screening children for high cholesterol, depression, HIV

To combat the stigma associated with selective screening, the American Academy of Pediatrics has called for all children to be screened for high cholesterol, depression, and HIV.

Pioglitazone may be beneficial for adults with depression

Pioglitazone may be beneficial for adults with depression

Insulin resistance and prediabetes may be an underlying cause in some cases of depression, according to a new study published in Psychiatry Research.

When suicide becomes personal

When suicide becomes personal

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Experiencing the grief of losing someone to suicide can bring a new perspective on the importance of suicide prevention resources.

Depression is underdiagnosed in adolescents with diabetes

Depression is underdiagnosed in adolescents with diabetes

In adolescents with type 1 or type 2 diabetes, the rates of diagnosed depression are lower than the number of patients reporting depressive symptoms.

Patients may have increased suicide risk after bariatric surgery

Patients may have increased suicide risk after bariatric surgery

Changes in alcohol metabolism, substituting substances for food, and hormone changes may increase the risk for suicide after bariatric surgery.

More evidence shows association between psoriasis, depression

More evidence shows association between psoriasis, depression

Another study linked psoriasis to major depression, but the results still do not show a causal effect.

Efficacy of psychotherapy overestimated for depression

Efficacy of psychotherapy overestimated for depression

An analysis of 55 studies found that medical literature overestimates the efficacy of psychotherapy for depression by about 10%.

Chronic pain common in HIV patients

Chronic pain common in HIV patients

Chronic pain and depression symptoms are common among patients with HIV.

Sexual assault—Intervention in primary care

Sexual assault—Intervention in primary care

Recognizing red flag symptoms, such as anxiety, depression, and increased substance use, is important in helping victims who are reluctant to report the assault.

Psoriasis increases depression risk in women

Psoriasis increases depression risk in women

Women with psoriasis and psoriatic arthritis have an increased risk of depression.

Combination of antidepressants and NSAIDs may increase intracranial hemorrhage risk

Combination of antidepressants and NSAIDs may increase intracranial hemorrhage risk

People who started taking an antidepressant while taking NSAIDs had increased risk of intracranial hemorrhage.

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