Mood Disorders

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.

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

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

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

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.

Type 2 diabetes patients benefit from depression screening

Type 2 diabetes patients benefit from depression screening

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

Majority of opioid prescriptions are written for patients with mental disorders

Majority of opioid prescriptions are written for patients with mental disorders

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

Women with bipolar disorder have high rate of sexual distress

Women with bipolar disorder have high rate of sexual distress

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

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.

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.

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.

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