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Janssen submits supplemental new drug application for Spravato

October 3, 2019
The Janssen Pharmaceutical Companies of Johnson & Johnson has submitted a supplemental new drug application to the FDA seeking a new indication…

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Oral contraceptives may increase depression risk in adolescent girls

October 2, 2019
Adolescent girls who take oral contraceptive pills may have an increased risk for depressive symptoms, according to findings published in JAMA

5 stories to read for Depression Awareness Month

October 1, 2019
More than 17 million adults in the U.S. have experienced a major depressive episode, according to data from the 2017 National Survey on Drug Use and…

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Young adults with chronic diseases report more daily marijuana use

September 30, 2019
Patients with medical conditions are more likely to use marijuana than those without, with 11.2% of young adults living with chronic disease using it…

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Sertraline may reduce anxiety more quickly than depressive symptoms

September 30, 2019
Sertraline led to decreased anxiety symptoms within 6 weeks, but its effect on depressive symptoms took longer to emerge, according to data published…

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Psychotic experiences linked to risk for several mental disorders

September 25, 2019
Findings from a large genome-wide association study indicated that genetic liability of psychotic experiences may be shared with several psychiatric…

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Psychosis, bipolar disorder may lead to worse CVD outcomes in military veterans

September 25, 2019
Among military veterans, psychosis and bipolar disorder were more strongly linked to CVD events, such as MI and stroke and CVD mortality compared…

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Number of depression diagnoses increasing among Finnish youth

September 19, 2019
Researchers reported that more young people in Finland born between 1994-2000 received a depression diagnosis in specialized services than the cohort…

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Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa at higher risk for long-term opioid use

September 13, 2019
Patients with hidradenitis suppurativa had a 53% increased risk for long-term opioid use compared with a control population, according to researchers…

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Add-on nutritional supplements show potential for mental disorders

September 12, 2019
Data from a large meta-review published in World Psychiatry suggested that some nutritional supplements provided efficacious adjunctive treatment…

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Too much time on social media affects internalizing problems in adolescence

September 11, 2019
Spending more than 3 hours each day on social media was associated with an increased risk for mental health problems – especially internalizing…

Original ResearchOpen Access

Interview Administration of PROMIS Depression and Anxiety Short Forms

HLRP: Health Literacy Research and Practice, Summer 2019, Volume 3 Issue 3
Health literacy reflects a person's reading and numeracy abilities applied to understanding health-related information. These skills may influence…

CME Article

Determining Patient Candidacy for Antidepressant Use in Bipolar Disorder

Psychiatric Annals, September 2019, Volume 49 Issue 9
The psychiatric literature is filled with strong sentiments condemning antidepressant use as inappropriate or otherwise harmful to treatment outcomes…

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Atopic eczema linked with increase in new depression, anxiety

September 10, 2019
Treated atopic eczema was associated with a 14% increase in the risk for newly diagnosed depression and a 17% increase in a subsequent anxiety…

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Adults with childhood incarceration exposure at risk for depression, anxiety, PTSD

September 10, 2019
Young adults with childhood history of both parental incarceration and juvenile justice involvement were more likely to have depression, anxiety or…

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Indicators in gut microbiome may lead to better diagnosis, treatment of high BP

September 10, 2019
Analyzing bacteria in the gut, researchers have determined that patients presenting with hypertension plus depression may have an entirely different…

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Depression linked to disability in older Chinese Americans

September 9, 2019
Researchers found a significant relationship between depressive symptoms and onset of functional disability among U.S. Chinese older adults…

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Seltorexant shows antidepressant effect in MDD

September 9, 2019
Treatment with seltorexant improved depressive symptoms compared with placebo and the antidepressant efficacy was maintained for a month, according…

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Body fat causal risk factor of depression

September 5, 2019
Body fat mass — but not nonfat mass — was a causal risk factor for depression, indicating that fat drives the observed BMI-depression…

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Youth with emerging psychiatric disorders at risk for illness progression

August 30, 2019
Psychotic-like experiences, circadian disturbances, poorer social function and manic-like experiences were linked to illness progression in a…

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