Mood Disorders Information Center
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.
Research reveals an adverse effect of sugar intake from sweet foods and beverages on long-term psychological health.
Researchers found no difference in outcomes between older and younger adults undergoing transcranial magnetic stimulation for depression.
Mixed and psychotic features and comorbid anxiety disorder were also associated with poor treatment response.
Researchers found an association between poor metabolic health and depression, regardless of weight status.
HIV, hepatitis B, and hepatitis C infections are more common among individuals with severe mental illness.
Individuals with a first manic episode with psychotic features were randomly assigned to receive lithium or quetiapine monotherapy during the randomized controlled trial.
The annual screening could decrease negative health outcomes and may be a cost-effective way to reduce complications.
Among the nearly 40 million Americans who have a mental health condition, about 19% use prescription opioids.
Overall, 54% of women with bipolar disorder reported sexual distress and 39% were not satisfied with their sexual life.
Thyroid disease may be a risk factor for manic relapse in patients with bipolar disorder.
Escitalopram may outperform transcranial direct-current stimulation in major depressive disorder.
Researchers found that mood relapse episodes were delayed with risperidone long-acting injection.
Researchers found that back pain patients are also more likely to get higher doses of opioids.
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.