Depression

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

The quality of patient monitoring may improve if the clinical practice guidelines are improved, as many healthcare professionals use the guidelines in their monitoring of patients taking lithium.

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

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Screening of adult patients with significant depressive symptoms is often inadequate in the primary care setting, especially among those with hazardous alcohol consumption.

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light Therapy Offers Nonpharmacologic Treatment for Perimenopausal Depression

Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors May Increase Risk for Suboptimal Fetal Growth

Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.

Effects of Pain, Depression, and Insomnia on Health Care Use in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

Effects of Pain, Depression, and Insomnia on Health Care Use in Older Adults With Osteoarthritis

The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.

Perinatal Photoperiod May Influence Lifetime Depression in Offspring

Perinatal Photoperiod May Influence Lifetime Depression in Offspring

Extreme differences in daily photoperiod during pregnancy may be related to risk for lifetime depression in offspring.

Combinatorial Pharmacogenetics Useful in Treatment for Depression

Combinatorial Pharmacogenetics Useful in Treatment for Depression

These data support the clinical use of combinatorial pharmacogenetics for patients with major depressive disorder.

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

Guidelines for Managing Perimenopausal Depression Now Available

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The 5 topics addressed by the 11-member expert panel include epidemiology, clinical presentation, therapeutic effects of antidepressants, effects of hormone therapy, and the effectiveness of other therapies (eg, psychotherapy, exercise, natural health products).

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Investigators determined that titrating sertraline to 100 mg/day vs 50 mg/day for initial antidepressant therapy for a new MDD episode has no added benefit and increases cost.

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient.

Antidepressants and Bleeding Risk: What's the Link?

Antidepressants and Bleeding Risk: What's the Link?

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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.

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation.

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

In this cross-sectional study, the use of medications with depression as an adverse effect was associated with a higher prevalence of depression while a similar association was not observed for medications without depression as a possible side effect.

Depression an Adverse Effect in One-Third of Prescription Medications

Depression an Adverse Effect in One-Third of Prescription Medications

Prevalence of depression higher for adults reporting use of multiple meds with depression as side effect

Long-Term Antidepressant Use Linked to Weight Gain

Long-Term Antidepressant Use Linked to Weight Gain

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The broad use of antidepressants among the general population may be linked to weight gain.

Antidepressant Types Linked to Different Adverse Outcomes in Adults with Depression

Antidepressant Types Linked to Different Adverse Outcomes in Adults with Depression

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants, such as tricyclic antidepressants, are associated with increased adverse outcomes in patients aged 20 to 64 years diagnosed with depression.

Depression awareness, knowledge improved with peer awareness program

Depression awareness, knowledge improved with peer awareness program

After program initiation in 10 high schools, students responded positively to the campaign by having greater awareness, better identification skills of depression, and reduced stigma.

Antidepressants, depression may increase atrial fibrillation risks

Antidepressants, depression may increase atrial fibrillation risks

According to research presented at the 2018 American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

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Standardizing postpartum depression screening in the ambulatory pediatric setting coupled with implementing a referral algorithm and referral guide can help more PPD cases be identified, further evaluated, and treated.

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

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Implementing mental health services early on in pediatric oncology patients has significant benefits, as managing such distress before symptom severity worsens creates better short- and long-term outcomes.

One in 20 non-pregnant, reproductive aged women has untreated depression

One in 20 non-pregnant, reproductive aged women has untreated depression

A large number of non-pregnant women of child-bearing age have untreated depression.

Collaborative care intervention does not improve health in chronic heart failure, but alleviates depression and fatigue

Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness, a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart failure-specific health status in chronic heart disease, compared to usual care.

Cognitive behavioral therapy may prevent relapse in major depressive disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy may prevent relapse in major depressive disorder

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For major depressive disorder patients in remission, cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective intervention for relapse prevention at either short- or long-term follow-up.

Effective treatments for depression still not initiated in primary care

Effective treatments for depression still not initiated in primary care

The chances of starting treatment were doubled for patients under 44 years compared to patients older than 60.

New guidelines issued for adolescent depression in primary care

New guidelines issued for adolescent depression in primary care

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated clinical practice guidelines to assist primary care clinicians in the management of adolescent depression.

All antidepressants more effective than placebo for major depression

All antidepressants more effective than placebo for major depression

Some of the most effective antidepressants included agomelatine, amitriptyline, escitalopram, and mirtazapine.

HIV care worsened with chronicity of depression

HIV care worsened with chronicity of depression

Chronicity of depression is associated with increased likelihood of failure along the continuum of HIV care.

Group cognitive behavior therapy, sertraline psychotherapy similar for depression treatment

Group cognitive behavior therapy, sertraline psychotherapy similar for depression treatment

Sertraline and group cognitive behavioral therapy have similar long-term antidepressant effects in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.

Women have twofold higher depression rate than men

Women have twofold higher depression rate than men

Depression less common in as family income increased and less common in non-Hispanic Asians.

Assessing the impact of antidepressants on ovarian cancer risk

Assessing the impact of antidepressants on ovarian cancer risk

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Past epidemiological investigations resulted in inconsistent reports on the affiliation between antidepressants and the risk of ovarian cancer.

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