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Antidepressant Episodes

Which to Treat First: Depression or Anxiety? [60 Sec Psych]

June 19, 2020 | Podcasts

This month Dr. Jan Spiker and colleagues from Amserdam published an editorial on how to approach comorbid depression and anxiety. They base their suggestions on two recent meta-analyses that found comorbid symptoms decreased when the more clinically significant disorder was treated. Spijker J, Muntingh A, Batelaan N. Advice for Clinicians on How to T

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Antidepressants in Bipolar [60 Sec Psych]

May 28, 2020 | Podcasts

Do they help? Do they harm? And can mood stabilizers protect patients who take them? A review of Bahji A, Ermacora D, Stephenson C, Hawken ER, Vazquez G. Comparative efficacy and tolerability of pharmacological treatments for the treatment of acute bipolar depression: A systematic review and network meta-analysis. J Affect Disord. 2020;269:154‐184.

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Research Theme Park: Foodland

May 25, 2020 | Podcasts

Blueberries, walnuts, tea, salt, and the Mediterranean diet are featured in this playful but practical stroll through the latest research on food and the brain. Published On: 5/25/20 Duration: 10 minutes, 1 seconds Diet for Depression: Vegetables (5 servings per day), fruits (2–3 per day), wholegrain cereals (3 per day), protein (lean me

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The Carlat Report Goes to the APA Part I

June 17, 2019 | Podcasts

Follow our editor-in-chief Chris Aiken as he brings you practice-changing highlights from the American Psychiatric Association's 2019 meeting. Featuring an interview with Mark Rappaport on inflammation and depression. Learn about a biomarker that predicts antidepressant response, pharmacologic approaches cannabis and opioid abuse, and safe prescribi

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An Antidepressant Diet With Felice Jacka, MD

June 3, 2019 | Podcasts

A healthy diet is associated with an approximately 30% reduction in the risk for depression and a 40% improvement in cognition. That’s after controlling for education, income, other health behaviors, and body weight. This podcast discusses a recent interview with Felice Jacka, MD, Professor at Deakin University, Geelong, Victoria, Australia. She i

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