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Pediatric irritability, depressive moods linked to suicidality in adolescence

Pediatric irritability, depressive moods linked to suicidality in adolescence

Children with chronic irritability, including depressive or anxious moods, may be at an increased risk for suicidality or suicidal thoughts as adolescents.

Antidepressant types linked to different adverse outcomes in adults with depression

Antidepressant types linked to different adverse outcomes in adults with depression

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.

DSM-5 major depressive disorder diagnosis prevalence still high in US

DSM-5 major depressive disorder diagnosis prevalence still high in US

Investigators sought to determine the national prevalence of adults with a major depressive disorder diagnosis according to DSM-5 from 2012 to 2013.

Depression screening improves short- and long-term outcomes in pediatric oncology

Depression screening improves short- and long-term outcomes in pediatric oncology

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.

Childhood bullying, abuse may increase teen pregnancy risk

Childhood bullying, abuse may increase teen pregnancy risk

Bullying and maltreatment may be factors that explain the high pregnancy levels in teenage sexual minorities.

Cognitive behavioral therapy may prevent relapse in major depressive disorder

Cognitive behavioral therapy may prevent relapse in major depressive disorder

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.

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