Depression

Antipsychotic Shown To Change Brain In Psychotic Depression

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Antipsychotic use was associated with changes in certain brain structures among patients with psychotic depression, according to a secondary analysis of a multicenter randomized control trial. In a group of 72 patients in...

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Atai Has Raised $100 Million To Turn Psychedelics Into Treatments For Depression And Anxiety. Now...

Florian Brand helped start ATAI Life Sciences with one vision in mind: to effectively treat mental-health disorders by turning psychedelics into medicines. The way to do that? By bringing psychedelics through clinical trials and getting approval...
Related topics: Anxiety, Clinical Trials

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Long-term Antidepressant Use Appears To Raise Risk For T2dm

TUESDAY, Feb. 25, 2020 -- Long-term antidepressant use increases the risk for type 2 diabetes onset in a time- and dose-dependent manner, according to a study published online Feb. 12 in Diabetes Care. Hiroyuki Miidera, from the National Institute...
Related topics: Antidepressants, Type 2 Diabetes, Diabetes, Medical Research

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Let’s Prevent Post-partum Depression And Provide Care To Those In Need

Credit: Patrick Burnett/IPSBy Ifeanyi NsoforABUJA, Feb 25 2020 (IPS) Recently, Nigerian feminist author Ukamaka Olisakwe spoke about her post-partum depression after giving birth in the city of Aba, southeast Nigeria. This follows her...
Related topics: Feminism

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Antibodies: The Body's Own Antidepressants

Antibodies can be a blessing or a curse to the brain -- it all depends on their concentration.
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In A New Memoir, Humorist John Moe Details His Struggle With Depression

As host of the hit American Public Media podcast “The Hilarious World of Depression,” humorist John Moe spends a lot of time talking to funny people about their mental health. Until recently, Moe hasn’t spent a lot of time talking publicly...
Related topics: Podcasts

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Study Proves That Antidepressants Can Cause Dependence, Trigger Intense Withdrawal-like Symptoms

Chicago researchers reviewed almost six decades of data and found persistent evidence that, when a person abruptly stops taking their antidepressant medication, they can experience symptoms similar to withdrawal.
Related topics: Medical Research, Antidepressants

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Spravato Debate Still Rages

]]>(MedPage Today) -- When the FDA approved esketamine (Spravato) to treat patients with treatment-resistant depression last March, the decision was met with waves of enthusiasm and concern within the psychiatric community, ripples of which are...
Related topics: Debate, Food And Drug Administration

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Suicidal Patients Often Excluded From Antidepressant Trials

Clinical trials of antidepressants that inform FDA approval decisions often exclude suicidal patients, leaving clinicians uncertain of the efficacy of these drugs in this patient population. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Antidepressants, Clinical Trials, Food And Drug Administration

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Antidepressant Harms Baby Neurons In Lab-grown 'mini-brains'

Researchers have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived 'mini-brains' to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature human brain models, developed with human cells and barely visible to the...
Related topics: Antidepressants, Neurons, Medical Research, Stem Cells

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Antidepressant Harms Baby Neurons In Lab-grown ‘mini-brains’

Researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health have demonstrated the use of stem-cell-derived “mini-brains” to detect harmful side effects of a common drug on the developing brain. Mini-brains are miniature human brain...
Related topics: Antidepressants, Neurons, Medical Research, Stem Cells

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The Truth About Tweens And Screens

We're in the middle of a mental health crisis, and it's hitting the younger generation hard. First, the stats: Worldwide, 10 to 20 percent of children and adolescents experience mental disorders. Depression is one of the leading causes of illness...

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How Variable Are Patient Responses To Antidepressants?

]]>(MedPage Today) -- Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) had a wide spectrum of symptomatic responses to antidepressants, a large meta-analysis indicated. With data pooled from 87 randomized trials, response variability was 14% higher...
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Declining Physical Activity At Age 12 Tied To Depression At 18

In the first study to objectively measure physical activity in teens, investigators found declining physical activity starting at age 12 was linked to an increase in depression scores at age 18. Medscape Medical News
Related topics: Medical Research

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How Artificial Intelligence Can Help Pick The Best Depression Treatments For You

Seeking out help for depression is hard enough. It doesn’t make things any easier that it can take weeks, months or longer of trying different treatments to find something that works. Doctors typically start patients on antidepressants, but...
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Hormone Harbinger: Postpartum Depression Can Affect Dads

Darby Saxbe Health, Americas New fathers can feel low, too. Postpartum depression has become more visible as celebrity moms including Brooke Shields, Drew Barrymore and Chrissy Teigen have publicly shared their struggles with feeling sad and...
Related topics: Hormones, Chrissy Teigen

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Could This Amazonian Psychedelic Cure Your Depression?

Luís Fernando Tófoli, Dráulio Barros de Araújo, Fernanda Palhano-Fontes Health, Americas Those who described the most abundant visual, auditory and physical effects during their ayahuasca trip had the most prominent depression reduction...

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If A Parent Doesn’t Get Treatment For A Depressed Teenager Is That Abuse?

Michael Shapiro Health, Teenage depression is a serious and lonely illness, sometimes leading to suicide. Hospital visits for kids in the U.S. who have contemplated or thought about suicide have risen sharply. As a child and adolescent...

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9 Phrases That Really Bother People With Depression

If you want to support someone with the mental health condition, avoid saying these things.

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Battling Treatment Resistant Opioid Use Disorder

Similar to treatment resistant depression, there is a subpopulation of those addicted to opioids who do not respond to standard opioid use disorder (OUD) treatments. In a new paper, an addiction expert at the Brown School at Washington University in...
Related topics: Medical Research

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