Mood Disorders

Work Instability Linked to Fatigue, Depression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Work Instability Linked to Fatigue, Depression in Ankylosing Spondylitis

Fatigue and depressive symptoms had a negative effect on work stability in patients with ankylosing spondylitis.

Pharmacogenomic-Guided Care May Improve Clinical Outcomes in MDD

Pharmacogenomic-Guided Care May Improve Clinical Outcomes in MDD

Weighted and combined multi-gene pharmacogenomic testing significantly increased clinical response and remission rates for patients with major depressive disorder.

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Activation in Schizophrenia Not Cost-Effective

Cognitive Behavior Therapy for Social Activation in Schizophrenia Not Cost-Effective

Although treatment as usual for psychosis is guideline-congruent and well implemented, there appears to be no added value for adjunct cognitive behavioral therapy for social activation, according to the results of a study from the Netherlands.

Higher Risk for Depression, Anxiety Seen With Cerebral Palsy

Higher Risk for Depression, Anxiety Seen With Cerebral Palsy

Association seen in patients with cerebral palsy without accompanying intellectual disability.

Mental, Behavior, Developmental Disorders Up With Low-Income

Mental, Behavior, Developmental Disorders Up With Low-Income

Children in lower- vs higher-income households more often diagnosed with MBDDs.

Primary Care Consultation Patterns Potential Predictors of Psychosis Diagnosis

Primary Care Consultation Patterns Potential Predictors of Psychosis Diagnosis

Primary care consultation patterns for a prespecified set of symptoms may be used to identify patients who later develop a psychotic illness.

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

Long-Term Lithium Use: More Evidence Needed to Associate With Cancer Risk

The European Medicine Agency has reported that there may be an association between long-term lithium use and reports of both renal tumors and thyroid cancer.

Patient Management During the Holiday Season: What Clinicians Should Know

Patient Management During the Holiday Season: What Clinicians Should Know

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Although the holiday season may be joyous for some, others may feel the sting of depression; therefore, it is important to monitor patients during this time of year.

Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

Peer Support Reduces Hospitalizations in People With Diabetes and Depression

Patients with diabetes and depressive symptoms who received community-based peer support for diabetes management reported less frequent acute care visits and hospitalizations than patients with diabetes without depressive symptoms.

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

AMA to Collect Data on Suicide Among Doctors-in-Training

Administration hopes to identify the systemic factors that contribute to this problem.

Buprenorphine, Samidorphan Helpful in Refractory Depression

Buprenorphine, Samidorphan Helpful in Refractory Depression

An adjunctive buprenorphine/samidorphan combination seems beneficial for patients with major depressive disorder with inadequate response to antidepressant therapy.

Poor Diet, Physical Activity Behaviors May Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in Depression

Poor Diet, Physical Activity Behaviors May Lead to Metabolic Syndrome in Depression

Investigators examine the association between depression and metabolic syndrome, factoring in diet and physical activity.

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Postpartum Pain Associated With Increased Risk for Postpartum Depression

Patients at high risk for postpartum depression may need denser analgesia control after delivery.

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Encouraging Emotional Awareness, Expression of Life Stress in Women With Chronic Urogenital Pain

Researchers developed a 4-phase life stress interview to determine whether women with chronic urogenital pain could derive benefits from disclosing stressors and gaining awareness of links between stress, emotions, and symptoms.

Providing Patients With Treatment Options Improves PTSD Outcomes

Providing Patients With Treatment Options Improves PTSD Outcomes

Giving patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) their preferred treatment improves adherence and symptoms.

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Psychotropic Medications May Improve Pregnancy Outcomes in Bipolar Disorder

Reduced head circumference in the offspring of women with untreated bipolar disorder appeared to be related to sociodemographic characteristics.

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Increase Mortality in COPD, PTSD

Long-Term Benzodiazepines Do Not Increase Mortality in COPD, PTSD

For patients with chronic obstructive pulmonary disease and comorbid posttraumatic stress disorder, long-term benzodiazepine use is not associated with mortality, but there is an association for short-term benzodiazepine use.

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

Improvement in Guidelines for Monitoring Patients Receiving Lithium Essential

The quality of patient monitoring may improve if the clinical practice guidelines are improved, as many healthcare professionals use the guidelines in their monitoring of patients taking lithium.

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

Discrepancy Between Primary Care Screening for Alcohol Use and Screening for Depression

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Screening of adult patients with significant depressive symptoms is often inadequate in the primary care setting, especially among those with hazardous alcohol consumption.

Combinatorial Pharmacogenetics Useful in Treatment for Depression

Combinatorial Pharmacogenetics Useful in Treatment for Depression

These data support the clinical use of combinatorial pharmacogenetics for patients with major depressive disorder.

Age of Onset of Bipolar Disorder Linked With Substance Use Disorders

Age of Onset of Bipolar Disorder Linked With Substance Use Disorders

Older adults with bipolar disorder may benefit from a detailed assessment of the use of substances.

Bipolar Disorder Knowledge Scale Shows Internal Consistency and Reliability

Bipolar Disorder Knowledge Scale Shows Internal Consistency and Reliability

A 25-item true and false questionnaire was used to assess knowledge of bipolar disorder.

Novel Psychological Intervention Feasible, Acceptable for Treating Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

Novel Psychological Intervention Feasible, Acceptable for Treating Anxiety in Bipolar Disorder

Personal recovery improved more rapidly for participants in the anxiety in bipolar disorder intervention, but not social and personal functioning.

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Investigators determined that titrating sertraline to 100 mg/day vs 50 mg/day for initial antidepressant therapy for a new MDD episode has no added benefit and increases cost.

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

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Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient.

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Adolescents with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms are in remission are significantly less likely to experience conduct disorder or antisocial personality disorder.

FAST Scores for Functioning Are Meaningful for Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

FAST Scores for Functioning Are Meaningful for Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

There is no distinct cut off for the Functional Assessment Short Test between none, mind, moderate, and severe functional impairment.

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

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Perseris, an atypical antipsychotic, has an extended-release delivery system that releases sustained levels of risperidone over 1 month.

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

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Maternal lithium use in the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk for infant malformations.

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