Mood Disorders Information Center

Sexually risky behavior more common in women with mental disorders than in men

Sexually risky behavior more common in women with mental disorders than in men

Women with mental illness engage in significantly more sexually risky behaviors than men, and personality risk scores are a significant predictor of total sex acts for women but not men.

News Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

Research reveals an adverse effect of sugar intake from sweet foods and beverages on long-term psychological health.

News Transcranial magnetic stimulation outcomes similar in younger and older adults with depression

Transcranial magnetic stimulation outcomes similar in younger and older adults with depression

Researchers found no difference in outcomes between older and younger adults undergoing transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression.

News Long-term response to mood stabilizers in patients with bipolar disorder

Long-term response to mood stabilizers in patients with bipolar disorder

Mixed and psychotic features and comorbid anxiety disorder were also associated with poor treatment response.

News Poor metabolic health associated with depression regardless of body mass index

Poor metabolic health associated with depression regardless of body mass index

Researchers found an association between poor metabolic health and depression, regardless of weight status.

News Blood-borne viruses more common in patients with severe mental illness

Blood-borne viruses more common in patients with severe mental illness

HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infections are more common among individuals with severe mental illness.

News Benefits of lithium vs quetiapine in patients with early manic bipolar episodes

Benefits of lithium vs quetiapine in patients with early manic bipolar episodes

Individuals with a first manic episode with psychotic features were randomly assigned to receive lithium or quetiapine monotherapy during the randomized controlled trial.

News Type 2 diabetes patients benefit from depression screening

Type 2 diabetes patients benefit from depression screening

The annual screening could decrease negative health outcomes and may be a cost-effective way to reduce complications.

News Majority of opioid prescriptions are written for patients with mental disorders

Majority of opioid prescriptions are written for patients with mental disorders

Among the nearly 40 million Americans who have a mental health condition, about 19% use prescription opioids.

News Women with bipolar disorder have high rate of sexual distress

Women with bipolar disorder have high rate of sexual distress

Overall, 54% of women with bipolar disorder reported sexual distress and 39% were not satisfied with their sexual life.

News Thyroid disease associated with higher incidence of manic relapse in bipolar disorder

Thyroid disease associated with higher incidence of manic relapse in bipolar disorder

Thyroid disease may be a risk factor for manic relapse in patients with bipolar disorder.

Healthday Escitalopram outperforms transcranial direct-current stimulation in depression

Escitalopram outperforms transcranial direct-current stimulation in depression

Escitalopram may outperform transcranial direct-current stimulation in major depressive disorder.

News Risperidone treatment may delay relapse episodes in bipolar disorder

Risperidone treatment may delay relapse episodes in bipolar disorder

Researchers found that mood relapse episodes were delayed with risperidone long-acting injection.

Healthday Opioids often prescribed to back pain patients with depression

Opioids often prescribed to back pain patients with depression

Researchers found that back pain patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids.

News 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.

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