The influence of gut microbiota extends to the brain via neuroinflammation, resulting in symptoms associated with major depressive disorder.
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Researchers sought to assess outcomes in hospitalized patients with comorbid Parkinson disease and major depressive disorder following administration of deep brain stimulation.
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In patients with tension headaches, researchers in South Korea found that the incidences for major depressive disorder, generalized anxiety disorder, and suicidality were higher.
Researchers suggest that improvement in cognitive function should be a goal for major depressive disorder because their data showed little improvement in the cognitive abilities of patients with major depression after treatment with psychological interventions.
Investigators posit that wearable devices will help psychiatrists to target mood and cognitive interventions.
A number of psychiatric and neurodegenerative diseases are associated with abnormal imaging findings, which can help psychiatrists reach a diagnosis.
Findings suggest VNS to be effective in the treatment of epilepsy and comorbid depression.