Mood Disorders

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.

Screening for Tardive Dyskinesia Associated with Antipsychotic Treatment

Screening for Tardive Dyskinesia Associated with Antipsychotic Treatment

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Patients receiving treatment with antipsychotic agents would benefit from screening for tardive dyskinesia as these repetitive movements can negatively affect quality of life.

Regular Repeated Assessments Align Self-Reports, Case Manager Reports in Schizophrenia

Regular Repeated Assessments Align Self-Reports, Case Manager Reports in Schizophrenia

Repeated assessments improved the patients' ability to assess their own situation and the case workers' understanding of the patients' situations.

Childhood Abuse Linked to Compromised White Matter Integrity in Bipolar Disorder

Childhood Abuse Linked to Compromised White Matter Integrity in Bipolar Disorder

These findings are in line with previous research, which suggested that abuse and neglect in childhood have different effects on the brain.

Medication Adherence Predictors in Patients With Severe Psychiatric Disorders

Medication Adherence Predictors in Patients With Severe Psychiatric Disorders

As antipsychotic medications are vital to the effective management of severe psychiatric disorders, investigators sought to examine reasons for medication nonadherence in patients with schizophrenia, bipolar disorders, and other psychotic disorders.

Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional Connectivity

Schizophrenia, Major Depressive Disorder, Bipolar Disorder Linked With Abnormal Functional Connectivity

Local functional connectivity may serve as neuroimaging marker to investigate the human brain connectome.

Prenatal antidepressant exposure may increase risk of poor motor development

A meta-analysis of 18 studies examining the association of prenatal antidepressant exposure with motor development in children showed a small overall effect of worse motor development outcomes among children exposed to antidepressants in pregnancy.

Medications with depression as a possible adverse effect associated with increased depression risk

In this cross-sectional study, the use of medications with depression as an adverse effect was associated with a higher prevalence of depression while a similar association was not observed for medications without depression as a possible side effect.

Depression an Adverse Effect in One-Third of Prescription Medications

Depression an Adverse Effect in One-Third of Prescription Medications

Prevalence of depression higher for adults reporting use of multiple meds with depression as side effect

Personality Disorders Related to Adverse Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Personality Disorders Related to Adverse Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

These data may lead to a more nuanced understanding of bipolar disorder and to a better definition of the effectiveness of interventions directed at treating both personality disorders and bipolar disorder.

Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder

Older Age Tied to Poorer Course of Major Depressive Disorder

Results were slightly attenuated but remained mostly significant with adjustment for prognostic factors

Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

Recommendations for Psychological Treatment of Anxiety in Primary Care

Increased implementation of integrated primary care could help to improve the availability of psychological treatment for this patient population.

Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Social Media and Adolescents: What Are the Health Risks?

Primary care providers should screen for depression and other health-related risks associated with the use of social media by adolescents.

Long-Term Antidepressant Use Linked to Weight Gain

Long-Term Antidepressant Use Linked to Weight Gain

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The broad use of antidepressants among the general population may be linked to weight gain.

When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response

When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response

As this and previous research on dose increase strategies have produced inconsistent findings, the researchers recommended clinicians consider other responses to antidepressant treatment failure, at least for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors.

Consensus Statement: Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy

Consensus Statement: Managing Bipolar Disorder During and After Pregnancy

Investigators summarize data regarding the management of bipolar disorder during pregnancy and in the postpartum period.

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Using Buddhism-Based Compassion Training to Combat Compassion Fatigue

Compassion fatigue can lead to decreased quality of patient care and increases in medical errors.

Major Depression in Males May Lower Chances of Conception

Major Depression in Males May Lower Chances of Conception

Active major depression in women not associated with negative fertility outcomes.

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

PTSD Symptoms and the Acute Pain Response in Low-Income Women

Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms may be associated with higher levels of acute pain and pain interference in low-income inner city women.

Prolonged Exposure to Psychotropic Medications Common in Medicaid-Insured Children

Prolonged Exposure to Psychotropic Medications Common in Medicaid-Insured Children

Researchers emphasized the need for outcomes research in pediatric populations to elucidate the long-term effects of early and sustained psychotropic medication exposure.

Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder Associated With Impaired Family Functioning

Childhood-Onset Bipolar Disorder Associated With Impaired Family Functioning

Further investigation into the family-based mechanisms of childhood-onset bipolar disorder may assist in the development of future targeted, effective therapies.

Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental Health

Disruption of Circadian Rhythm Negatively Impacts Mental Health

Reduction in relative amplitude tied to higher risk of lifetime major depressive disorder, bipolar disorder

Resistance Exercise May Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Adults

Resistance Exercise May Reduce Depressive Symptoms in Adults

Meta-analysis shows reduction in depressive symptoms with RET, with considerable heterogeneity

Clinically Significant Anxiety Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

Clinically Significant Anxiety Tied to Subsequent Dementia Risk

Review of 4 studies shows positive link for clinically significant anxiety in midlife, future dementia

Pediatric irritability, depressive moods linked to suicidality in adolescence

Pediatric irritability, depressive moods linked to suicidality in adolescence

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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

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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.

<i>DSM-5</i> 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

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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.

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