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.
Screening of adult patients with significant depressive symptoms is often inadequate in the primary care setting, especially among those with hazardous alcohol consumption.
Light treatments successfully corrected abnormal timing of melatonin circadian rhythms in perimenopausal women with depression and improved mood and sleep within 2 weeks.
Use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors for maternal depression may increase the risk for low birth weight in children.
The combined effects of pain with insomnia and pain with depression increased diverse types of health care use.
Extreme differences in daily photoperiod during pregnancy may be related to risk for lifetime depression in offspring.
These data support the clinical use of combinatorial pharmacogenetics for patients with major depressive disorder.
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).
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.
Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient.
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.
Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation.
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.
Prevalence of depression higher for adults reporting use of multiple meds with depression as side effect
The broad use of antidepressants among the general population may be linked to weight gain.
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.
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.
According to research presented at the 2018 American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.
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.
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.
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 fatigueMarch 07, 2018
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.
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.
The chances of starting treatment were doubled for patients under 44 years compared to patients older than 60.
The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated clinical practice guidelines to assist primary care clinicians in the management of adolescent depression.
Some of the most effective antidepressants included agomelatine, amitriptyline, escitalopram, and mirtazapine.
Chronicity of depression is associated with increased likelihood of failure along the continuum of HIV care.
Sertraline and group cognitive behavioral therapy have similar long-term antidepressant effects in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.
Depression less common in as family income increased and less common in non-Hispanic Asians.
Past epidemiological investigations resulted in inconsistent reports on the affiliation between antidepressants and the risk of ovarian cancer.