Mood Disorders

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.

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

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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.

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.

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