October 07, 2021
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National Depression Screening Day: ED-delivered tool, smartphone app and more

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In conjunction with National Depression Screening Day, Healio Psychiatry has compiled a list of articles related to research around depression screening tools and practices.

ED-delivered tool feasible for predicting PTSD, major depression after trauma

A question set feasibly administrable in the ED predicted 3-month PTSD or major depressive episode among individuals who experienced a motor vehicle collision, according to an analysis of a longitudinal study in JAMA Psychiatry. Read more.

Suicidal thoughts predict depression symptoms more in early adolescence

Suicidal ideation in early adolescence predicted other symptoms of depression, while depressive symptoms in middle adolescence predicted suicidal ideation, according to a study in Journal of Psychiatric Research. Read more.

Ambulatory assessment smartphone app 'promising addition' to depression screening tools

Mood indicators assessed in an ambulatory setting appeared to be a promising addition to multimodal depression screening tools, according to study results published in PLOS One. Read more.

PHQ-2 screening followed by PHQ-9 may provide accurate depression detection

Administration of the Patient Health Questionnaire-2, or PHQ-2, followed by the PHQ-9 appeared to be an effective method for accurate depression screening, according to results of a systematic review and meta-analysis published in JAMA. Read more.

Q&A: Take ‘patient-specific’ approaches to treating postpartum depression

Healio spoke with Riah Patterson, MD, an assistant professor at UNC Chapel Hill and medical director of its perinatal psychiatry in-patient unit, about symptoms of postpartum depression that some physicians may miss and effective approaches to treatment. Read more.