Patients with depression can live with symptoms for a long period of time before finding an option that works. One possibility for patients who are unable to find relief through pharmacology is transcranial magnetic stimulation. An expert offers his view on this form of treatment.
Migraine and Headache
Dr Amit Akirov examines the evidence suggesting associations between migraine and major depressive disorder (MDD).
Testing for genetic variants may allow clinicians to predict how patients with major depressive disorder metabolize antidepressants.
Authors of a paper share their perspectives on the topic of chronic pain in individuals with mental health disorders.
Can mere light become a revolutionary new treatment for traumatic brain injury, posttraumatic stress disorder, depression, stroke, Parkinson disease, and Alzheimer disease?
Recent shifts in studies of sex and gender reiterate the critical need to tailor mental health care to each patient and to remain mindful about assumptions regarding sex and gender and their role in a given patient's specific challenges.
There is an emerging view that sleep disorders are not merely symptoms of psychiatric conditions; instead there may be a complex, bidirectional relationship between psychiatric and sleep disorders.
Responses to treatment depend on the target chosen, with 5 targets yielding positive outcomes, including the ventral anterior limb of the internal capsule, subthalamic nucleus, nucleus accumbens, ventral capsule/ventral striatum, or inferior thalamic peduncle, all involving fronto-striato-thalamocortical circuits.
Common comorbidities in OSA such as cardiovascular disease and metabolic abnormalities, may confer a higher risk for the development of mental and cognitive impairment in patients with OSA compared with the general population.
Rates of HIV-associated dementia have decreased from approximately 50% in the pre-cART era to 2% currently. However, roughly 50% of patients treated with cART have the milder forms of HIV-associated neurocognitive disorder (HAND).