Mood Disorders Information Center

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

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.

News Atypical antipsychotic therapy with mood stabilizers effective after bipolar episode

Atypical antipsychotic therapy with mood stabilizers effective after bipolar episode

Atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy and mood stabilizers may be a more effective treatment than mood stabilizer monotherapy.

Healthday 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.

News Anxiety and depression may have predictive role in cancer mortality

Anxiety and depression may have predictive role in cancer mortality

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

Feature Managing bipolar disorder: pharmacologic options for treatment

Managing bipolar disorder: pharmacologic options for treatment

Lithium has been the mainstay of treatment for decades, but several other classes of medication have recently been used with varying degrees of success.

Healthday 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.

News Lithium side effects and management strategies

Lithium side effects and management strategies

The declining rates for lithium use are linked to the burden of side effects and toxicity associated with the drug.

Healthday 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.

News Depression literacy higher in women and linked to medication adherence

Depression literacy higher in women and linked to medication adherence

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

Healthday Panic disorder may increase risk of depression treatment side effects

Panic disorder may increase risk of depression treatment side effects

Comorbid panic disorder was linked to increased likelihood of side effects during treatment for depression.

News Psilocybin treatment reduces depression, anxiety in cancer patients

Psilocybin treatment reduces depression, anxiety in cancer patients

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

News ADA releases guidelines for psychosocial care for diabetes patients

ADA releases guidelines for psychosocial care for diabetes patients

The position statement provides recommendations for psychosocial assessment and care of individuals with diabetes.

News Electroconvulsive therapy effective for major depressive disorder

Electroconvulsive therapy effective for major depressive disorder

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

News Depression rate high in patients with mild cognitive impairment

Depression rate high in patients with mild cognitive impairment

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

News Smartphone questionnaire effective for monitoring mood instability

Smartphone questionnaire effective for monitoring mood instability

The Mood Zoom questionnaire rates anxiety, elation, sadness, anger, irritability, and energy on a 7-point scale.

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