Mood Disorders Information Center

AANP 2017: NPs better able to diagnose and treat mental health disorders with greater exposure as students

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.

News 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.

News Earlier depression diagnosis leads to longer delay in accurate bipolar disorder diagnosis

Earlier depression diagnosis leads to longer delay in accurate bipolar disorder diagnosis

An earlier diagnosis of depression is associated with having a longer delay in conversion to bipolar disorder.

News Tai chi may reduce symptoms of depression

Tai chi may reduce symptoms of depression

A tai chi program significantly reduced symptoms of depression in Chinese-American patients with mild to moderate depression.

News Bipolar depression: Early vs late response to treatment with lurasidone

Bipolar depression: Early vs late response to treatment with lurasidone

The response to lurasidone between baseline and 2 weeks indicates later treatment success in bipolar depression.

News Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for bipolar disorder symptoms

Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for bipolar disorder symptoms

Cognitive-behavioral therapy effectively lowered the relapse rate and lessened depressive symptoms.

Feature Case Study: Hyperglycemia, concern for diabetic ketoacidosis, and type 1 diabetes

Case Study: Hyperglycemia, concern for diabetic ketoacidosis, and type 1 diabetes

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.

News Osteoporotic fracture risk linked to mental disorders and related medication use

Osteoporotic fracture risk linked to mental disorders and related medication use

Researchers used FRAX scores to examine the association of mental disorders and related medication use with osteoporotic fracture risk in clinical practice.

News Obesity may increase cognitive impairment in patients with risk of bipolar disorder

Obesity may increase cognitive impairment in patients with risk of bipolar disorder

Patients with high risk for bipolar disorder are more likely to exhibit decreased cognitive performance as a function of increasing overweight status.

News Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Almost half of participants reported that they never received information regarding the side effects of their medication from their prescriber.

News Lithium therapy may lead to silent thyroiditis in bipolar disorder

Lithium therapy may lead to silent thyroiditis in bipolar disorder

Clinicians should monitor thyroid function when managing patients receiving lithium for bipolar disorder.

News Cognitive remediation may improve executive function in bipolar disorder

Cognitive remediation may improve executive function in bipolar disorder

Cognitive remediation may aid neurocognitive performance, including attention, working memory, and problem solving in bipolar disorder.

News Depression among diabetes patients may affect long-term drug adherence

Depression among diabetes patients may affect long-term drug adherence

Patients exhibiting moderate-to-severe depressive symptoms had worse adherence than nondepressed patients.

Opinion 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.

Healthday 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.

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