Mood Disorders Information Center
AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students
Diagnostic and treatment competency levels in mental health disorders improved with increased educational time on these conditions.
Ketamine may alleviate depression, pain, and adverse effects associated with opioid treatment.
An earlier diagnosis of depression is associated with having a longer delay in conversion to bipolar disorder.
A tai chi program significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-American patients with mild to moderate depression.
The response to lurasidone between baseline and 2 weeks indicates later treatment success in bipolar depression.
Cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively lowered the relapse rate and lessened depressive symptoms.
A 36-year-old man with type 1 diabetes presents to the emergency room with hyperglycemia and possible diabetic ketoacidosis after not taking his insulin for 3 days.
Researchers used FRAX scores to examine the association of mental disorders and related medication use with osteoporotic fracture risk in clinical practice.
Patients with high risk for bipolar disorder are more likely to exhibit decreased cognitive performance as a function of increasing overweight status.
Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.
Clinicians should monitor thyroid function when managing patients receiving lithium for bipolar disorder.
Cognitive remediation may aid neurocognitive performance, including attention, working memory, and problem solving in bipolar disorder.
Patients exhibiting moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms had worse adherence than nondepressed patients.
Physician education in depression recognition and treatment and restricting access to lethal methods have significant data supporting their effectiveness in suicide prevention.
Considering BMI and sex could help tailor antidepressant choices to improve remission from depression.