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2012-02-21 15:00:00

A new commentary titled “Do Antidepressants Really Work?” by two physicians posted on Dana.org reinforces society´s philosophy of “one pill for every ill” and the faulty logic employed by many physicians in their attempt to successfully treat depression and other chronic illnesses. Relying on drugs, rather than properly assessing the six metabolic systems contributing to the syndrome of depression, is the wrong medical approach to treating the depression epidemic...

2012-02-07 21:21:03

New smartphone, a virtual therapist and other novel technologies to treat depression Brooding in your apartment on Saturday afternoon? A new smart phone intuits when you're depressed and will nudge you to call or go out with friends. It's the future of therapy at a new Northwestern University Feinberg School of Medicine center where scientists are inventing web-based, mobile and virtual technologies to treat depression and other mood disorders. The phone and similar projects bypass...

2012-02-07 12:21:21

Drugs also found effective in reducing suicidal behavior in adults, elderly In 2004, concerns about antidepressant drugs increasing suicidal thoughts and behaviors in young patients prompted the FDA to issue a rare "black box warning." Now, a new analysis of clinical trial data finds that treatment with the antidepressant fluoxetine did not increase – or decrease – suicidality in children compared to placebo treatment. An analysis built on data from 41 trials and more than...

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2012-01-27 14:13:22

According to a study published in the Journal of Clinical Psychiatry, people with mild depression may find benefits to taking antidepressants. Researchers analyzed data form six past studies done at the New York State Psychiatric Institute between 1985 and 2000. The studies included 825 patients with non-severe, long-lasting depression enrolled in trials that compared symptoms with antidepressant treatment versus a placebo. In three of the studies, the team found that patients taking...

2012-01-11 14:01:18

A new study from the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) has found that employees with depression who receive treatment while still working are significantly more likely to be highly productive than those who do not. This is the first study of its kind to look into a possible correlation between treatment and productivity. The study is particularly significant at a time when the Canadian economy continues to face uncertainty. Mental illness costs the Canadian economy an estimated...

2011-12-21 12:55:01

Community-dwelling African Americans less likely to be diagnosed and treated Despite improvements to diagnostic tools and therapies in the two last decades, significant disparities in the diagnosis and treatment of depression remain,  according to Rutgers research published online by the American Journal of Public Health (print, February 2012). In the study “Racial and Ethnic Disparities in Depression Care in Community-Dwelling Elderly in the United States,” lead author...

2011-12-10 01:14:41

Depressive symptoms and impaired physical function were common and long-lasting during the first two years following acute lung injury (ALI), according to a new study from Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine. Depressive symptoms were an independent risk factor for impaired physical function. "Early identification and treatment of depressive states should be evaluated as a potential intervention to improve long-term outcomes in ALI survivors," said first author O. Joseph Bienvenu,...

2011-11-18 07:06:36

The study suggests an innovative psychological treatment called 'concreteness training' can reduce depression in just two months and could work as a self-help therapy for depression in primary care. Led by the University of Exeter and funded by the Medical Research Council, the research shows how this new treatment could help some of the 3.5 million people in the UK living with depression. People suffering from depression have a tendency towards unhelpful abstract thinking and over-general...


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