Mood Disorders

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.

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.

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

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Diagnostic and treatment competency levels in mental health disorders improved with increased educational time on these conditions.

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.

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

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

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

Bipolar depression: Early vs late response to treatment with lurasidone

Bipolar depression: Early vs late response to treatment with lurasidone

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

Tai chi may reduce symptoms of depression

Tai chi may reduce symptoms of depression

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

Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for bipolar disorder symptoms

Cognitive-behavioral therapy effective for bipolar disorder symptoms

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

Osteoporotic fracture risk linked to mental disorders and related medication use

Osteoporotic fracture risk linked to mental disorders and related medication use

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

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

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

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

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

Side effects may affect medication nonadherence in patients with chronic disease

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

Lithium therapy may lead to silent thyroiditis in bipolar disorder

Lithium therapy may lead to silent thyroiditis in bipolar disorder

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

Cognitive remediation may improve executive function in bipolar disorder

Cognitive remediation may improve executive function in bipolar disorder

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

Depression among diabetes patients may affect long-term drug adherence

Depression among diabetes patients may affect long-term drug adherence

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

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.

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.

Integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment: a clinical practice guideline

Integrative therapies during and after breast cancer treatment: a clinical practice guideline

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Evidence supports the routine use of mind-body practices, such as yoga, meditation, relaxation techniques, and passive music therapy, to address common mental health concerns in patients with breast cancer.

Psychiatric comorbid conditions may impact quality of life in bipolar disorder

Psychiatric comorbid conditions may impact quality of life in bipolar disorder

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Patients with greater clinical symptom severity had lower quality of life and higher functional impairment.

Mobile apps for bipolar disorder may not address consumer needs

Mobile apps for bipolar disorder may not address consumer needs

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Reviews containing "wishlists" indicate that consumer needs are not adequately addressed by the apps that are currently available.

Monotherapy and combined therapy for bipolar II disorder have similar responses

Monotherapy and combined therapy for bipolar II disorder have similar responses

The findings show no significant difference among sertraline monotherapy, lithium monotherapy, or a combination of the 2 medications.

Antidepressant serum levels may be lower in cigarette smokers

Antidepressant serum levels may be lower in cigarette smokers

Serum concentration levels of several antidepressants were lower in cigarette smokers compared with nonsmokers.

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

Lithium not linked to increased cancer risk in patients with bipolar disorder

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No difference was observed in risk of overall cancer in patients with bipolar disorder who use lithium, compared with the general population.

Off-label antidepressant prescriptions not supported by strong scientific evidence

Off-label antidepressant prescriptions not supported by strong scientific evidence

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For many off-label indications, the prescribed drug is often not supported by strong evidence for the respective indication.

Ketamine may benefit certain patients for treatment of mood disorders

Ketamine may benefit certain patients for treatment of mood disorders

Appropriate patient section for ketamine treatment should include diagnostic considerations and assessment of other medical, psychological, and social factors.

Patients with a mental health disorder more likely to refuse pharmacotherapy

Patients with a mental health disorder more likely to refuse pharmacotherapy

Differences in refusal rates for pharmacotherapy and psychotherapy were particularly evident for depressive disorders, panic disorder, and social anxiety disorder.

Postpartum depression incidence declining

Postpartum depression incidence declining

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Reducing postpartum depression involves universal screening and appropriate referral and treatment by clinicians.

Schizophrenia: a clinical overview

Schizophrenia: a clinical overview

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A better understanding of this complicated condition is key to helping patients reduce symptoms, maximize quality of life, and improve adaptive functioning skills.

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

Prestroke psychosocial factors linked to poststroke depression risk in women

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Women with a good recovery after stroke and a moderate level of optimism had a 0.40‐fold reduction in the odds of developing new-onset poststroke depression.

Atypical antipsychotic therapy with mood stabilizers effective after bipolar episode

Atypical antipsychotic therapy with mood stabilizers effective after bipolar episode

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Atypical antipsychotic adjunctive therapy and mood stabilizers may be a more effective treatment than mood stabilizer monotherapy.

Anxiety and depression may have predictive role in cancer mortality

Anxiety and depression may have predictive role in cancer mortality

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Researchers measured vital status records to ascertain death from 16 site-specific malignancies.

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