Depression

Increased Mortality in Parkinson's Disease Linked to Low Antidepressant Adherence

Increased Mortality in Parkinson's Disease Linked to Low Antidepressant Adherence

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Given the prevalence of depression in Parkinson's disease and the effectiveness of antidepressants, health care providers should promote adherence in clinical practice.

Epilepsy Diagnosis, Outcomes Associated With Depression Severity

Epilepsy Diagnosis, Outcomes Associated With Depression Severity

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Previous research has found a higher prevalence of depression before and after an epilepsy diagnosis.

SSRI vs tDCS for Depression: Which is Better?

SSRI vs tDCS for Depression: Which is Better?

Escitalopram may be better for the treatment of depression than tDCS.

Can Prolonged Estrogen Exposure Stave Off Depression?

Can Prolonged Estrogen Exposure Stave Off Depression?

The longer women are exposed to estrogen during reproductive years, the less likely they are to be depressed.

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

Patients With Fibromyalgia, Depression May Benefit From Pregabalin

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Although there is currently no gold standard therapy for the treatment of fibromyalgia, a number of medications have shown modest efficacy in managing fibromyalgia-related pain, including pregabalin.

Gender Differences in Depression Evident in Early Adolescence

Gender Differences in Depression Evident in Early Adolescence

Overall, depression affects significantly more women than men.

Alzheimer's Not Linked to a History of Psychiatric Disorders

Alzheimer's Not Linked to a History of Psychiatric Disorders

Patients previously diagnosed with depression or anxiety did not have a greater risk of Alzheimer's.

Epilepsy Risk May Increase After Incident Depression

Epilepsy Risk May Increase After Incident Depression

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Underlying pathophysiological mechanisms may connect depression and epilepsy.

In Multiple Sclerosis, Anxiety May Signal Depression

In Multiple Sclerosis, Anxiety May Signal Depression

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A study aimed to clarify the relationship between anxiety and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.

Depression, Schizophrenia Identified With Objective Blood Biomarker

Depression, Schizophrenia Identified With Objective Blood Biomarker

NMDA receptor signaling is increased in patients with depression and reduced in those with schizophrenia.

Diagnosing Depression in Dementia: Available Tools

Diagnosing Depression in Dementia: Available Tools

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As dementia worsens, caregivers often have to report symptoms on behalf of the patient, and they tend to report more depressive symptoms than patients do.

Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Depression

Online Cognitive Behavioral Therapy Effective for Depression

Self-guided iCBT was more effective for depressive symptom severity and treatment response.

Collaborative Approach More Effective for Geriatric Depression

Collaborative Approach More Effective for Geriatric Depression

Among older adults with subthreshold depression, collaborative care was linked to a decrease in PHQ-9 scores.

Dementia, Depression Common After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

Dementia, Depression Common After Intracerebral Hemorrhage

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Among ICH survivors, 63% developed both depression and dementia during a 5-year follow-up study.

Drug Use Affecting Central Nervous System Increasing Among Seniors

Drug Use Affecting Central Nervous System Increasing Among Seniors

Nearly half of seniors taking these drug combinations didn't have a formal diagnosis of a mental health condition, insomnia, or pain condition.

Addressing Comorbid Depression in Epilepsy: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

Addressing Comorbid Depression in Epilepsy: Challenges in Diagnosis and Treatment

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There are several drug-based and non-pharmacological treatments available that can help reduce symptoms of depression in patients with epilepsy.

Effect of Depression and Anxiety on Cognition in Parkinson's Disease

Effect of Depression and Anxiety on Cognition in Parkinson's Disease

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Comorbid psychological conditions affect cognitive function in Parkinson's disease, and treatment can be complicated by overlapping symptoms.

Treating Pain in Depression May Help Improve Cognition

Treating Pain in Depression May Help Improve Cognition

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Effectively treating pain may help improve cognitive and functional outcomes in patients with depression.

FDA Dampens Neuropsychiatric Warning for Smoking Cessation Drugs

FDA Dampens Neuropsychiatric Warning for Smoking Cessation Drugs

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Varenicline and bupropion pose a lower risk of serious mental health side effects than was previously thought.

Depression, Suicide Ideation Prevalent in Medical Students

Depression, Suicide Ideation Prevalent in Medical Students

Prevalence of depression or depressive symptoms was 27.2% while suicide ideation was 11.1%.

Social Support a Significant Factor in Development of Anxiety, Depression in Epilepsy

Social Support a Significant Factor in Development of Anxiety, Depression in Epilepsy

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Number of AEDs and seizure frequency also influenced depression in people with epilepsy.

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

Insomnia Associated With Increased Risk of Depression

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Overall, 26 of the 34 studies suggested a positive relationship between insomnia and depression.

Depression On the Rise, Especially Among Adolescent Females

Depression On the Rise, Especially Among Adolescent Females

Time spent on mobile phones and social media may contribute to the rise in depression.

Can Tension Headaches Increase Risk of Anxiety, Depression?

Can Tension Headaches Increase Risk of Anxiety, Depression?

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Patients with tension-type headaches had a significantly higher prevalence of anxiety and depression.

Antidepressant Bupropion Crosses Placental Barrier

Antidepressant Bupropion Crosses Placental Barrier

Effects of fetal exposure are yet to be determined.

Depressive Disorder in Type 2 Diabetes

Depressive Disorder in Type 2 Diabetes

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Patients with type 2 diabetes and major depressive disorder spent a significant amount of time experiencing depressive episodes.

Preventing Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

Preventing Depression After Traumatic Brain Injury

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Nearly 80% of depressive symptoms occur within the first 6 months after TBI.

Hormonal Contraception Poses Depression Risk

Hormonal Contraception Poses Depression Risk

The risk is especially high in teens.

Does Late-Onset Depression Increase Risk of Dementia?

Does Late-Onset Depression Increase Risk of Dementia?

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Dementia risk was elevated in those who had higher scores on cognitive tests at baseline.

Shared Genetics May Underly Co-Occurring Migraine, Depression

Shared Genetics May Underly Co-Occurring Migraine, Depression

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New findings suggest shared genetic etiology vs causal relationship in comorbid migraine and depression.

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