Depressive Disorder

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Antidepressants Found Ineffective for Subthreshold Depression

Topics: Depressive Disorder

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Insomnia and Mood Disorders in Adolescents

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder

Insomnia and sleep disturbance are common symptoms of depression in adults, but this is not always the case in adolescents. In fact, a group of researchers at the University of Pittsburgh who studied insomnia in depressed teens found that, compared to adults, insomnia in adolescents is different—very different. A 2005 study examined sleep differenc

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Girls More Likely to Have Recurrent Depression

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder | Women's Issues in Psychiatry

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Vascular Depression? Not so Fast.

Topics: Depressive Disorder

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Adjunctive Nuvigil Possibly Effective for Bipolar Depression

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Depressive Disorder

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Acne Increases Suicide Risk, With or Without Accutane

Topics: Depressive Disorder

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Current APA/ACOG Recommendations for Managing Depression during Pregnancy in Three Scenarios

Topics: Antidepressants | Depressive Disorder | Women's Issues in Psychiatry

Considering pregnancy, taking ADs If moderate to severe depressive symptoms, delay conceiving, continue and optimize meds until stable If in early remission (started AD less than 6 months ago), delay conceiving, continue meds until stable If in full remission, but history of both recurrence and non-response to psychotherapy, continue meds

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Antidepressant Response Not Linked to Serotonin Transporter Gene

Topics: Antidepressants | Depressive Disorder | Research Updates

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Zoloft Ineffective for Depression in Heart Failure

Topics: Antidepressants | Depressive Disorder

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SAMe May be Effective Augmentation for Antidepressants

Topics: Antidepressants | Depressive Disorder | Natural Medications

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Treating Depressed Adolescents Who Have Attempted Suicide: Results of the TASA Trial

Topics: Antidepressants | Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder

Historically, research into the effectiveness of antidepressants for depressed youths has been unimpressive. In the 1980s, Joaquim Puig-Antich studied the then-popular tricyclic antidepressants and found no evidence to support their effectiveness (Puig-Antich J, Arch Gen Psych 1987;44(1):81–89). To make matters worse for tricyclics, in the 1990s sever

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How Do Psychotherapy and Medication Change the Brain?

Topics: Depressive Disorder | Diagnostic Testing | Free Articles | OCD | Psychotherapy

We know that for many conditions, both medications and psychotherapy work about equally well. Common sense would dictate that there is some final common pathway of neuropsychiatric change underlying the symptomatic improvements we see. But identifying what is happening in a living human brain is extremely tricky. Recently, a number of articles have revi

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Editor’s Perspective: Do Antidepressants Work in Kids?

Topics: Antidepressants | Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder

The extent to which antidepressants are effective for pediatric depression continues to stir controversy, as discussed in this issue of CCPR. Parents, the media, and even our young patients themselves sometimes tell us that our medications don’t work and may well be dangerous. And yet, as clinicians, we know of many children who have apparently benefi

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Depression and Suicide Attempts Over Time

Topics: Depressive Disorder

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Expert QA

Assessing Depression in Adolescents

Topics: Child Psychiatry | Depressive Disorder

What To Ask? Some key questions to help you ascertain depression in your adolescent patients Have you been feeling irritable or angry? Have you been getting in more fights than usual with your parents or siblings? Do you have such a hard time waking up in the morning that you’re often late for school? How are you doing with you schoolw

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Fluoxetine May Prevent Relapse After Bipolar II Depressive Episode

Topics: Bipolar Disorder | Depressive Disorder

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Alternative Treatments for Depression

Topics: Antidepressants | Depressive Disorder | Natural Medications | Seasonal Affective Disorder

No clinician wants to be a “pill-pusher,” and most of our patients do not want that kind of treatment. So what can we offer our depressed patients beyond medications? In this article, we’ll review the literature on nonpharmacological strategies, including dietary supplements, food recommendations, light therapy, yoga and mindfulness meditation, an

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Psychotherapy for Depression: What’s Best?

Topics: Depressive Disorder | Psychotherapy

Are all psychotherapies equally effective for the treament of depression? Or do cognitive behavioral techniques clearly rise above the pack, as implied by the amount of media coverage they receive? In this article, we'll take a hard-nosed look at the evidence. Cognitive therapy (CT). Teaching patients to examine the evidence for their underlying nega

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Expert QA

Behavioral Activation for Depression

Topics: Depressive Disorder | Psychotherapy

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Inflammation and Depression

Topics: Depressive Disorder

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