Mood Disorders

US adult depression rates from 2013 to 2016

US adult depression rates from 2013 to 2016

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

Prazosin not effective in reducing nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder

Prazosin not effective in reducing nightmares in posttraumatic stress disorder

Prazosin does not alleviate distressing dreams or improve sleep quality among veterans with chronic posttraumatic stress disorder

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.

Anxiety symptoms linked to episodic memory reduction in older adults

Anxiety symptoms linked to episodic memory reduction in older adults

A significant affiliation between symptoms of anxiety and a decrease in episodic memory was reported in healthy seniors 60 years and older.

PTSD symptoms reduced with prolonged exposure treatment

PTSD symptoms reduced with prolonged exposure treatment

Prolonged exposure therapy reduced PTSD symptom severity more than minimal-contact control.

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.

More US adults seeing mental health care specialists

More US adults seeing mental health care specialists

Between 2008 and 2015 there was an increase in the number of US adults who received outpatient mental health care in the specialty sector.

Dementia risk linked to apathy, depression in older adults

Dementia risk linked to apathy, depression in older adults

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Apathy and depressive symptoms are independently associated with incident dementia in community-dwelling older people.

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.

Some stresses lead female physicians to leave medicine

Some stresses lead female physicians to leave medicine

Practicing after childbirth, wage gaps, and additional work from home are some of the factors that cause burnout in female physicians.

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.

Solutions needed for increasing physician burnout rate in the US

Solutions needed for increasing physician burnout rate in the US

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Although awareness of physician burnout has increased, the problem continues to affect medical students, residents, and practicing physicians.

Sexual harassment: How far have we come?

Sexual harassment: How far have we come?

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Researchers sought to determine how much has changed since the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology first reported on sexual harassment two decades ago.

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.

Brief intervention may be beneficial for adolescents with chronic pain

Brief intervention may be beneficial for adolescents with chronic pain

A combination of psychoeducation, cognitive-based therapy, visualization, and breathing exercises may represent a tolerable and readily accepted complementary therapeutic approach for adolescent patients with chronic pain.

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.

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during internship year for physicians

Depressive symptoms increase during the internship year for training physicians, with a greater increase among women.

Asenapine decreases recurrence of manic, depressive episodes in bipolar disorder

Asenapine decreases recurrence of manic, depressive episodes in bipolar disorder

Asenapine shown to decrease the time to recurrence of manic and depressive episodes among patients with bipolar I disorder.

Preventing suicide in US veterans

Preventing suicide in US veterans

Greater awareness and enhancing communication between patients and primary care providers can help lower the risk of suicide among US veterans.

Cognitive behavioral group therapy ineffective for weight maintenance in type 2 diabetes

Cognitive behavioral group therapy ineffective for weight maintenance in type 2 diabetes

CBGT did not prevent overweight and obese patients with type 2 diabetes from regaining weight lost during weight loss programs.

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.

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