Depression

Omega-3 supplementation improves pediatric executive functioning

Omega-3 supplementation improves pediatric executive functioning

Omega-3 supplementation in children with mood disorders is associated with decreased impairment in executive functioning.

ECG may distinguish major depressive disorder from bipolar depression

ECG may distinguish major depressive disorder from bipolar depression

Heart rate variability and specific inflammatory biomarkers can differentiate major depressive disorder from depression in bipolar disorder.

Residual anxiety after venlafaxine treatment associated with depressive relapse

Residual anxiety after venlafaxine treatment associated with depressive relapse

Venlafaxine was superior to lithium in reducing symptoms of both bipolar II, depression, and anxiety.

Distinct treatment trajectories vary for childhood depression

Distinct treatment trajectories vary for childhood depression

Youths receiving dual therapy for depression had the highest incidence of attempted suicide compared with those receiving monotherapy.

FDA approves schizophrenia digital ingestion sensor

FDA approves schizophrenia digital ingestion sensor

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Abilify MyCite, which contains an ingestible sensor that records whether or not the medication was taken.

US surgical residents have high stress, burnout levels

US surgical residents have high stress, burnout levels

US Surgical residents have severe stress and high burnout levels during general training.

Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial for anxiety, depression

Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial for anxiety, depression

Mood, health-related QoL, and anxiety are not further improved by internet support group.

Vegetarian diet linked to more depressive symptoms in men

Vegetarian diet linked to more depressive symptoms in men

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Men who identified as vegetarian had higher depression scores compared with non-vegetarians.

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during the internship year for training physicians, with a greater increase among women.

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.

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