Patients with psychotic depression who experienced an illness relapse while receiving placebo also had a decline in cortical thickness, emphasizing the essential role antipsychotics play in treating disorders where psychosis is present.
Psilocybin has been shown to have antidepressant properties. With direct comparisons between psilocybin and established treatments for depression lacking, the study researchers looked at psilocybin and escitalopram.
Major depressive episodes reduce visual contrast suppression among patients with depressive disorders, a study shows.
This study highlights the importance of transdiagnostic approaches to psychiatry.
Investigators posit that wearable devices will help psychiatrists to target mood and cognitive interventions.
Anna S. Urrila, MD and colleagues sought to explore whether sleep symptoms in adolescents with MDD were associated with long-term outcomes.
Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
The FDA has granted Breakthrough Therapy designation to AXS-05 (Axsome Therapeutics) for the treatment of Alzheimer disease agitation.
Most older adults with preexisting MDD showed resilience in the first two months of the COVID-19 pandemic, but they express concerns about the future.
Some nutrient supplements may be beneficial as adjunctive treatment for common mental health condition.
Higher levels of outdoor artificial light at night are associated with less favorable sleep patterns as well as mood and anxiety disorders in adolescents.