Mood Disorders

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.

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.

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