Depression

Antidepressant Types Linked to Different Adverse Outcomes in Adults with Depression

Antidepressant Types Linked to Different Adverse Outcomes in Adults with Depression

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Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors and other antidepressants, such as tricyclic antidepressants, are associated with increased adverse outcomes in patients aged 20 to 64 years diagnosed with depression.

Depression awareness, knowledge improved with peer awareness program

Depression awareness, knowledge improved with peer awareness program

After program initiation in 10 high schools, students responded positively to the campaign by having greater awareness, better identification skills of depression, and reduced stigma.

Antidepressants, depression may increase atrial fibrillation risks

Antidepressants, depression may increase atrial fibrillation risks

According to research presented at the 2018 American Heart Association's Epidemiology and Prevention/Lifestyle and Cardiometabolic Health Scientific Sessions in New Orleans.

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

Postpartum Depression Screening Effective in the Pediatric Setting

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Standardizing postpartum depression screening in the ambulatory pediatric setting coupled with implementing a referral algorithm and referral guide can help more PPD cases be identified, further evaluated, and treated.

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

Depression Screening Improves Short- and Long-Term Outcomes in Pediatric Oncology

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Implementing mental health services early on in pediatric oncology patients has significant benefits, as managing such distress before symptom severity worsens creates better short- and long-term outcomes.

One in 20 non-pregnant, reproductive aged women has untreated depression

One in 20 non-pregnant, reproductive aged women has untreated depression

A large number of non-pregnant women of child-bearing age have untreated depression.

Collaborative care intervention does not improve health in chronic heart failure, but alleviates depression and fatigue

Collaborative Care to Alleviate Symptoms and Adjust to Illness, a collaborative care intervention combining symptom and psychosocial care, did not improve heart failure-specific health status in chronic heart disease, compared to usual care.

Cognitive behavioral therapy may prevent relapse in major depressive disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy may prevent relapse in major depressive disorder

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For major depressive disorder patients in remission, cognitive behavioral therapy is an effective intervention for relapse prevention at either short- or long-term follow-up.

Effective treatments for depression still not initiated in primary care

Effective treatments for depression still not initiated in primary care

The chances of starting treatment were doubled for patients under 44 years compared to patients older than 60.

New guidelines issued for adolescent depression in primary care

New guidelines issued for adolescent depression in primary care

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The American Academy of Pediatrics has updated clinical practice guidelines to assist primary care clinicians in the management of adolescent depression.

All antidepressants more effective than placebo for major depression

All antidepressants more effective than placebo for major depression

Some of the most effective antidepressants included agomelatine, amitriptyline, escitalopram, and mirtazapine.

HIV care worsened with chronicity of depression

HIV care worsened with chronicity of depression

Chronicity of depression is associated with increased likelihood of failure along the continuum of HIV care.

Group cognitive behavior therapy, sertraline psychotherapy similar for depression treatment

Group cognitive behavior therapy, sertraline psychotherapy similar for depression treatment

Sertraline and group cognitive behavioral therapy have similar long-term antidepressant effects in the treatment of mild to moderate depression.

Women have twofold higher depression rate than men

Women have twofold higher depression rate than men

Depression less common in as family income increased and less common in non-Hispanic Asians.

Assessing the impact of antidepressants on ovarian cancer risk

Assessing the impact of antidepressants on ovarian cancer risk

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Past epidemiological investigations resulted in inconsistent reports on the affiliation between antidepressants and the risk of ovarian cancer.

Depressive symptoms may increase mortality risk in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

Depressive symptoms may increase mortality risk in patients undergoing aortic valve replacement

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In patients undergoing TAVR or SAVR, approximately 1 in 3 had depressive symptoms at baseline and a higher risk of short-term and midterm mortality.

Depressive symptoms may predict mortality in head, neck cancer

Depressive symptoms may predict mortality in head, neck cancer

Depressive symptoms at the time of treatment planning can predict overall 2 year mortality in patients with head and neck cancer.

7 online tools and mobile apps recommended to reduce burnout, stress

7 online tools and mobile apps recommended to reduce burnout, stress

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Researchers recommend 7 online tools and mobile apps to help healthcare professionals reduce stress, burnout, depression, and suicidal behaviors.

Positive attitude linked to lower mortality risk after cardiovascular event

Positive attitude linked to lower mortality risk after cardiovascular event

Positive emotions and low levels of depression after a cardiovascular disease (CVD) event are associated with low risk for mortality during a 15-year period.

Analyzing differences in illness and outcomes for anxious depression

Analyzing differences in illness and outcomes for anxious depression

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Ranging definitions of anxiety associated with depression have caused variations in findings.

Dermatologists often underestimate mood disorders in patients

Dermatologists often underestimate mood disorders in patients

Dermatologists across Europe tend to underestimate mood disorders in their patients.

Modest changes in level of exercise may prevent new cases of depression

Modest changes in level of exercise may prevent new cases of depression

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Relatively modest changes in population levels of exercise may have important public mental health benefits and prevent a substantial number of new cases of depression.

Omega-3 supplementation improves pediatric executive functioning

Omega-3 supplementation improves pediatric executive functioning

Omega-3 supplementation in children with mood disorders is associated with decreased impairment in executive functioning.

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.

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.

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