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2013-05-20 11:17:12

Drug associated with rapid antidepressant effect in largest clinical trial to date Patients with treatment-resistant major depression saw dramatic improvement in their illness after treatment with ketamine, an anesthetic, according to the largest ketamine clinical trial to-date led by researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai. The antidepressant benefits of ketamine were seen within 24 hours, whereas traditional antidepressants can take days or weeks to demonstrate a...

2013-05-18 12:20:14

Results Presented at 166th Annual American Psychiatric Association Meeting SAN FRANCISCO, May 18, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Takeda Pharmaceutical Company Limited (Takeda) and H. Lundbeck A/S (Lundbeck) today announced that the companies will be presenting new data from four studies that evaluated effectiveness in treating the overall symptoms of depression in patients taking vortioxetine, an investigational agent under review with the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) for the...

Suicide Risk Elevated For Soldiers With Repeat Brain Injuries
2013-05-18 05:23:27

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Military service personnel who suffer at least two mild traumatic brain injuries (TBIs) are far more likely to commit suicide or have suicidal thoughts than those who have one or fewer such injuries, according to research published online Wednesday in the journal JAMA Psychiatry. According to Michelle Castillo of CBS News, researchers at the National Center for Veterans Studies at the University of Utah report that TBIs, which...

Study Explores Links Between Depression, Stroke And Age In Women
2013-05-17 14:41:57

Brett Smith for redOrbit.com - Your Universe Online In yet another recent study highlighting the connection between mental and physical health, two researchers from the University of Queensland in Australia found that depressed women in their 40s and 50s are more than twice as likely to have a stroke as women who are not depressed. The team included 12 years worth of data in their study, which was recently published in“¯Stroke: Journal of the American Heart Association....

Extra Sleep Drastically Reduces Suicidal Thoughts In Insomniacs
2013-05-16 08:27:56

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online Insomniacs who find themselves having suicidal thoughts could benefit from a few more hours of sleep, according to a new study which has reportedly discovered a 72 percent decrease in the likelihood of moderate-to-high suicide risk for every hour of increased sleep duration. “We were surprised by the strength of the association between sleep duration and suicide risk,” primary author Linden Oliver, clinical research...

2013-05-15 08:32:23

Partnership for Workplace Mental Health and Employers Health Launch "Right Direction" -- First-of-its-Kind Initiative CANTON, Ohio, May 15, 2013 /PRNewswire/ -- Depression is a leading cause of lost productivity in the United States with an annual cost of $44 billion to employers.([1]) A new initiative encourages companies to invest in their workforce to gain healthier, more productive employees, as well as achieve decreased disability costs, less turnover and better retention of...

Depression Can Alter A Person’s Circadian Clock At The Cellular Level
2013-05-14 07:16:55

redOrbit Staff & Wire Reports - Your Universe Online The circadian clock rhythms that help govern biological, hormonal and behavioral patterns in the human body are altered at the cellular level in people suffering from depression, according to new research published in the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences (PNAS). According to the researchers, every cell in the human body operates on a 24-hour clock, with the brain serving as the timekeeper that helps keep things...

2013-05-13 12:29:20

CTFPHC says there is a lack of evidence on the effectiveness of screening in adults with no apparent symptoms of depression OTTAWA, May 13, 2013 /CNW/ - The Canadian Task Force on Preventive Health Care (CTFPHC) today released an updated guideline on screening for depression in primary care settings.  Due to a lack of high quality evidence on the benefits and harms of screening, the new guideline recommends not routinely screening adults who show no apparent symptoms of...

2013-05-08 13:27:58

Not only are women who have experienced violence from their partner (intimate partner violence) at higher risk of becoming depressed, but women who are depressed may also be at increased risk of experiencing intimate partner violence, according to a study by international researchers published in this week's PLOS Medicine. Furthermore, there may also be a link between intimate partner violence and subsequent suicide among women, but little evidence to support a similar finding in men....

2013-05-07 23:02:13

New Diagnostic and Statistical Manual released focuses on similarities of depression and grief, Counselling Sydney says. Sydney, Australia (PRWEB) May 07, 2013 Counselling Sydney, like many others in the counselling field, expresses concern about the latest edition of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, to be released in May by the American Psychiatric Association. The manual, also called DSM-5, made statements that many fear may confuse grief and serious depression....