Mood Disorders Information Center

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.

Healthday 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.

News High cognitive reserve results in better neurocognitive performance in bipolar disorder

High cognitive reserve results in better neurocognitive performance in bipolar disorder

Cognitive reserve in bipolar patients gives a possible explanation for the differences seen among patients in their ability to perform in neurocognitive tests.

News End of daylight saving time may increase depression risk

End of daylight saving time may increase depression risk

The transition to standard time is likely to be associated with a negative psychological effect.

Healthday Memantine plus sertraline effective for major depressive disorder

Memantine plus sertraline effective for major depressive disorder

Patients taking memantine plus sertraline had significantly greater improvement and greater response rate.

Healthday 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.

News Depression may worsen outcomes in patients with chronic stable angina

Depression may worsen outcomes in patients with chronic stable angina

Depression can occur in approximately 1 in 5 patients who have chronic stable angina.

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