Underlying pathophysiological mechanisms may connect depression and epilepsy.
Prescriptions for benzodiazepine lasting 2-3 months or more and marked dose increases should be avoided.
A study aimed to clarify the relationship between anxiety and depression in patients with multiple sclerosis.
NMDA receptor signaling is increased in patients with depression and reduced in those with schizophrenia.
Significant differences in volume were apparent in the amygdala, caudate, hippocampus, and putamen.
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.
Self-guided iCBT was more effective for depressive symptom severity and treatment response.
Prior research has speculated that PTSD may be caused in part by an underlying REM sleep dysfunction that is amplified by OSA.
Among older adults with subthreshold depression, collaborative care was linked to a decrease in PHQ-9 scores.
Psychological distress may cause changes within cells that trigger inflammation and oxidative stress, both of which are believed to increase stroke risk.
Nearly half of seniors taking these drug combinations didn't have a formal diagnosis of a mental health condition, insomnia, or pain condition.
There are several drug-based and non-pharmacological treatments available that can help reduce symptoms of depression in patients with epilepsy.
Comorbid psychological conditions affect cognitive function in Parkinson's disease, and treatment can be complicated by overlapping symptoms.
Children with medium to low adherence to the diet had a 3 to 7 times greater risk of ADHD.
An open-label study examined the effects of fecal microbiota transfer on symptoms of autism.
Effectively treating pain may help improve cognitive and functional outcomes in patients with depression.
Infection with the flu or receiving the flu vaccine during pregnancy was not linked to autism in offspring.
Varenicline and bupropion pose a lower risk of serious mental health side effects than was previously thought.
PRS presents a good tool to measure genetic loading of ADHD variants, suggesting which cases are most likely to persist.
Number of AEDs and seizure frequency also influenced depression in people with epilepsy.
Veterans with epilepsy could benefit from evidence-based chronic disease self-management programs that target physical and psychiatric comorbidities.
Overall, 26 of the 34 studies suggested a positive relationship between insomnia and depression.
Time spent on mobile phones and social media may contribute to the rise in depression.
Moderate to high levels of drinking during early pregnancy were associated with significant alterations in circulating microRNAs in maternal blood.
Studying cognition deficits during the clinical high risk period allows researchers to look at changes in the near psychotic state before chronicity and long-term medication use obscure the core deficits.
The PTSD group had changes suggestive of decreased local and global network efficiency.
Effects of fetal exposure are yet to be determined.
Nearly 80% of depressive symptoms occur within the first 6 months after TBI.
The risk is especially high in teens.
Notably, patients who had documented psychotic and psychiatric disorders were more likely to be diagnosed with a demyelinating disease.
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