Mood Disorders

Solutions needed for increasing physician burnout rate in the US

Solutions needed for increasing physician burnout rate in the US

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Although awareness of physician burnout has increased, the problem continues to affect medical students, residents, and practicing physicians.

Sexual harassment: How far have we come?

Sexual harassment: How far have we come?

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Researchers sought to determine how much has changed since the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology first reported on sexual harassment two decades ago.

ECG may distinguish major depressive disorder from bipolar depression

ECG may distinguish major depressive disorder from bipolar depression

Heart rate variability and specific inflammatory biomarkers can differentiate major depressive disorder from depression in bipolar disorder.

Residual anxiety after venlafaxine treatment associated with depressive relapse

Residual anxiety after venlafaxine treatment associated with depressive relapse

Venlafaxine was superior to lithium in reducing symptoms of both bipolar II, depression, and anxiety.

Brief intervention may be beneficial for adolescents with chronic pain

Brief intervention may be beneficial for adolescents with chronic pain

A combination of psychoeducation, cognitive-based therapy, visualization, and breathing exercises may represent a tolerable and readily accepted complementary therapeutic approach for adolescent patients with chronic pain.

Distinct treatment trajectories vary for childhood depression

Distinct treatment trajectories vary for childhood depression

Youths receiving dual therapy for depression had the highest incidence of attempted suicide compared with those receiving monotherapy.

FDA approves schizophrenia digital ingestion sensor

FDA approves schizophrenia digital ingestion sensor

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The US Food and Drug Administration has approved Abilify MyCite, which contains an ingestible sensor that records whether or not the medication was taken.

US surgical residents have high stress, burnout levels

US surgical residents have high stress, burnout levels

US Surgical residents have severe stress and high burnout levels during general training.

Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial for anxiety, depression

Computerized cognitive behavioral therapy beneficial for anxiety, depression

Mood, health-related QoL, and anxiety are not further improved by internet support group.

Vegetarian diet linked to more depressive symptoms in men

Vegetarian diet linked to more depressive symptoms in men

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Men who identified as vegetarian had higher depression scores compared with non-vegetarians.

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during the internship year for training physicians, with a greater increase among women.

Asenapine decreases recurrence of manic, depressive episodes in bipolar disorder

Asenapine decreases recurrence of manic, depressive episodes in bipolar disorder

Asenapine shown to decrease the time to recurrence of manic and depressive episodes among patients with bipolar I disorder.

Preventing suicide in US veterans

Preventing suicide in US veterans

Greater awareness and enhancing communication between patients and primary care providers can help lower the risk of suicide among US veterans.

Cognitive behavioral group therapy ineffective for weight maintenance in type 2 diabetes

Cognitive behavioral group therapy ineffective for weight maintenance in type 2 diabetes

CBGT did not prevent overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes from regaining weight lost during weight loss programs.

Diabetes risk greater in children, young adults on second-generation antipsychotics

Diabetes risk greater in children, young adults on second-generation antipsychotics

Type 2 diabetes is greater with second-generation antipsychotics than with non-second-generation antipsychotic psychotropic medications for patients aged 6 to 25 years.

Positive mood associated with enhanced responses to influenza vaccination

Positive mood associated with enhanced responses to influenza vaccination

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Greater positive mood significantly predicted greater antibody responses to the influenza vaccination.

Regular, leisure exercise may reduce incidence of depression

Regular, leisure exercise may reduce incidence of depression

A correlation was found between undertaking regular leisure-time exercise and reduced incidence of future depression but not anxiety.

Limited evidence available for augmentation therapy in treatment-resistant depression

Limited evidence available for augmentation therapy in treatment-resistant depression

Clinicians prescribing antidepressants may need to consider augmenting monotherapy with another agent.

Off-label ketamine beneficial for patients with refractory mood disorders

Off-label ketamine beneficial for patients with refractory mood disorders

Patient selection is key to optimizing the risk-to-benefit ratio of ketamine therapy.

Smartphone apps may improve symptoms in patients with depression

Smartphone apps may improve symptoms in patients with depression

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Advancements in smartphone technology may present an opportunity to help patients manage depressive symptoms.

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

Evidence finds link between antidepressant drug use and type 2 diabetes

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After the inclusion of recent negative studies, a statistically significant association between AD use and diabetes was observed.

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

Vitamin D supplements reduce depressive symptoms, cardiac events in moderate to severe depression

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In patients with depressive symptoms, vitamin D deficiency with no additional supplements had the highest depressive score at 6 months and shortest cardiac event-free survival.

Many avoidable emergency department visits include mental health and dental conditions

Many avoidable emergency department visits include mental health and dental conditions

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A significant number of avoidable visits to the emergency department are related to mental health and dental conditions.

Psychosis not associated with worse outcomes in bipolar disorder

Psychosis not associated with worse outcomes in bipolar disorder

Psychosis was not associated with worse clinical or functional outcomes in patients with bipolar disorder.

Google search for "depression" provides screening test to users

Google search for "depression" provides screening test to users

The goal of the screening test is to make users more aware of depression and encourage them to seek treatment.

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

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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.

Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

Sugar consumption linked to increased risk of mood disorders

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Poor metabolic health associated with depression regardless of body mass index

Poor metabolic health associated with depression regardless of body mass index

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

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