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AI May Help Guide Patients to Most Effective Antidepressant

MONDAY, Feb. 10, 2020 (HealthDay News) -- Choosing the right antidepressant for someone who is depressed can be hit or miss. But a new study shows that artificial intelligence (AI) technology may be able to help.

How Trauma Can Lead to Depression

Over the last few years, a long string of traumatic events have occurred and been widely covered in the news, including movie theater, school, and workplace shootings, as well as natural disasters such as typhoons and earthquakes. These events can be devastating for those personally involved, yet their impact may also be felt by others not directly involved at all.

Dark Chocolate for Depression

Dark chocolate lowers the risk of depression, according to a cross‐sectional survey of over 13,000 US adults.1 The study compared self-reported chocolate consumption with self-reported depressive symptoms, as measured by the PHQ-9. People who ate dark chocolate in the past 24 hours were 70% less likely to report depression.

Therapies for Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder in Primary Care

Treatment-resistant major depressive disorder has a significant presence in the primary care patient population, and primary care providers — including nurse practitioners — should be aware of the pharmacologic and nonpharmacologic therapies available for these patients, according to research presented at the 2019 American Association of Nurse Practitioners annual meeting, held June 18 to 23 in Indianapolis, Indiana.

17 Everyday Ways to Ease Depression

Sometimes your pet really can be your best friend, and that's good therapy. When you play with him, you take your mind off your problems. And when you take care of him, you're focused on something outside yourself, which can be therapeutic.

Bright light therapy for bipolar depression

Bright light therapy (BLT) refers to the use of bright light to treat symptoms of depression. BLT was initially prescribed as a treatment for patients with seasonal affective disorder.

Cold Water Swimming May Ease Depression

Summary: A new case study reports swimming in cold, open water may help those with major depressive disorder to gain control of their symptoms and possibly live medication free

USPSTF releases its first perinatal depression draft recommendations

The U.S. Preventive Services Task Force has issued draft recommendations counseling interventions for women at increased risk for perinatal depression.

Atypical Depression: 5 Typical Questions

It is estimated that depression is the reason for approximately 8 million physician office visits a year; more than half of those are with primary care physicians (PCP).

Doctors Have Found a Big Problem With Using Ketamine to Treat Depression

While ketamine has been doing wonders as an antidepressant, researchers have discovered something concerning about the way it may actually be working on patients' brains

Exploring the Relationship Between Depression and Dementia

Diagnosing and treating depression in people with mild cognitive impairment (MCI) or with dementia presents special challenges, but doing so can improve the quality of their lives as well as the lives of their caregivers and, in the case of MCI, might even delay progression to dementia.

Brain connectivity in depression tied to poor sleep quality

An increase in functional connectivity in certain regions of the brains of people with depression could explain the link between the disease and poor sleep quality


Employees with depression miss fewer days when managers are supportive, study finds

A new study makes the case that a supportive manager might help employees with depression miss fewer days on the job.


Treating Depression May Prevent Repeat Heart Attack

It's common for heart attack survivors to develop depression. Now a new trial has found that antidepressant treatment may help those patients avoid a second heart attack.


How Depression Affects Your Thinking Skills

Summary: Typically, many people associate depression with feelings of sadness or despair. However, depression can also affect your cognitive abilities and memory. A new paper reviews the impact depression has on cognitive function and considers therapy options to help improve these often overlooked symptoms of the disorder.


How Depression Affects Your Thinking Skills

When you’re depressed, you aren’t the best version of yourself. You may be feeling sadness, hopelessness or despair, but these aren’t the only symptoms of depression. Depression can lead to alcoholism and suicide, but there’s one lesser-known symptom of depression that people live with every day.


Amazonian Psychedelic May Ease Severe Depression

eon is among the roughly 30 percent of those patients with treatment-resistant depression. Available antidepressant drugs like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors do not alleviate his depressed mood, fatigue, anxiety, low self-esteem and suicidal thoughts.


Common Drugs May Be Contributing to Depression

Depression in older people tends to be more severe, last longer and be less likely to remit than the same disease in younger people, a new study concludes. The reason remains unknown, but it is apparently unconnected to known risk factors like social isolation or the chronic diseases of old age.


Depression in Older People Tends to Be More Severe

Depression in older people tends to be more severe, last longer and be less likely to remit than the same disease in younger people, a new study concludes. The reason remains unknown, but it is apparently unconnected to known risk factors like social isolation or the chronic diseases of old age.


Weight Training May Help to Ease or Prevent Depression

Lifting weights might also lift moods, according to an important new review of dozens of studies about strength training and depression. It finds that resistance exercise often substantially reduces people’s gloom...


Seasonal Depression Doesn't Just Happen in the Winter

As a kid, Krista Golden loved to play outside in her family’s yard when the weather turned nice. But by her mid-twenties, something changed.

“As I’ve gotten older, I’d rather be by myself and stay in the house during the summer...


Major Depression: The Impact on Overall Health

In this report, Blue Cross Blue Shield Association examines diagnosed major depressive disorder (major depression) using the breadth and depth of data


Major depression on the rise among everyone, new data shows

Major depression is on the rise among Americans from all age groups, but is rising fastest among teens and young adults, new health insurance data shows.


This Type of Exercise May Help Relieve Depression

Strength training is good for your body and your mind, according to a new review of more than 30 previously published studies.


Genetic Test Identifies Best Antidepressant

Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) in whom initial antidepressant therapy fails do better the next time around if their medication selection is guided by pharmacogenomic testing...


Inflammatory Diet Linked with Depressive Symptoms

A pro-inflammatory diet may be associated with higher incidence of depressive symptoms in a cohort of older Americans, according to a recent study. Therefore, transitioning to a more anti-inflammatory diet may reduce depression risk.