While there has been a lot of focus on the role of cannabis use in psychosis, there has been less attention on whether cannabis use is associated with an increased risk of common mental health disorders, such as depression and anxiety. Researchers from McGill University and the University of Oxford carried out a systematic review […]Continue Reading ...
A new Infant Mental Health Journal study demonstrates that prenatal maternal depression has important consequences for infant temperament. Furthermore, the negative impact of prenatal maternal depression appeared to be magnified when pregnant women lived through Superstorm Sandy. The study analyzed data on 310 mother-child dyads, with 64 percent of women being pregnant prior to Sandy […]Continue Reading ...
Atlas Award-winning study in Journal of Affective Disorders shows link between depression and sedentary behavior is strongest in cities Getting people involved in community activities like playing games and social events could be a low-cost way to tackle depression in the developing world, according to a study in the Journal of Affective Disorders. Sedentary behavior […]Continue Reading ...
Establishing a cause-and-effect link is important, says Dr. Drew Ramsey, an assistant clinical professor of psychiatry at Columbia University.Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain Two clinical trials of an investigational drug that targets the opioid system support its safety and effectiveness in reducing symptoms of major depression, when added to standard antidepressant treatment. The results of these Phase 3 trials of a drug combining buprenorphine with samidorphan are reported today in Molecular Psychiatry by a […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain A diet of fast food, cakes and processed meat increases your risk of depression, according to researchers at Manchester Metropolitan University. A paper from Manchester Metropolitan’s Bioscience Research Centre found that eating a diet containing foods which are known to promote inflammation – such as those high in cholesterol, saturated fats […]Continue Reading ...
The greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having symptoms of depression, finds study of elderly Hispanics A new study found that elderly individuals with age-related hearing loss had more symptoms of depression; the greater the hearing loss, the greater the risk of having depressive symptoms. The findings suggest that treatment of age-related […]Continue Reading ...
A new study of elderly Hispanics found that hearing loss increased the risk of depression symptoms.Continue Reading ...
At present all new mothers are screened for symptoms of depression and help is provided to those who need care. The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force now has urged doctors to screen pregnant women for risks of depression and provide adequate counselling and support to prevent the onset of depression after delivery. The report was […]Continue Reading ...
To expose the very first signs of depression, Stanford psychologist Ian Gotlib, PhD, began studying teenagers who had mothers with depression. But he soon realized he needed to go back even earlier in a child’s life. “In a sense, we were already late,” Gotlib said in a recent Stanford News article about his decadeslong pursuit of the roots […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: stock.adobe.com The combination of naltrexone and ketamine can help treat both symptoms of addiction and depression, a preliminary study by Yale University researchers suggests. Substance abuse and depression are common in many patients, and efforts to treat both conditions simultaneously have had limited success. One recent study suggested that the antidepressant effects of ketamine […]Continue Reading ...
A new Northwestern Medicine study was able to successfully predict if a new mother would experience worsening depressive symptoms over the first year after giving birth by identifying four maternal characteristics that put her at risk. Identifying these factors early in the postpartum period will allow mothers to seek treatment earlier and improve their chance […]Continue Reading ...
Increasing evidence supports the use of empirically-derived algorithms that use symptom monitoring to guide ongoing treatment planning Adolescents with depression who were treated with interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT-A) had significantly better outcomes when their therapists regularly assessed depression symptoms and augmented treatment for insufficient responders after four weeks of therapy rather than waiting until Week 8, […]Continue Reading ...
Credit: CC0 Public Domain We like to think of ourselves as individuals. But scientists estimate that we share our bodies with 38 trillion organisms that play an integral part in keeping us healthy and making us who we are. They crawl across our skin, cling to our intestines, and generally call our bodies home. Now, […]Continue Reading ...
Adults with cerebral palsy have a higher risk of developing depression and anxiety than their peers without the condition, a new study in the journal JAMA Neurology reports. A team of researchers led by Dr Kimberley Smith from the University of Surrey and Dr Jennifer Ryan from the Royal College of Surgeons in Ireland, funded […]Continue Reading ...
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