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2010-08-14 09:00:00

ST. LOUIS, Aug. 14 /PRNewswire/ -- Members of the Walk to Washington, a St. Louis-based non-profit organization dedicated to creating awareness for depression, started an 835-mile journey from St. Louis to Washington, D.C. today to rally support and gather signatures to raise awareness for depression. Suicide survivor Steve Curran and a team of walkers are scheduled to arrive in Washington, D.C. on October 7 to coincide with National Depression Screening Day. Their arrival will be part of...

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2010-08-14 06:36:38

When other options have failed, an over-the-counter nutritional supplement may help some people with depression, a new study suggests. Researchers found that the supplement called S-Adenosyl Methionine, or SAMe, when added to a patients' antidepressant treatment helped more people with depression improve their symptoms than those that took an inactive placebo on top of their normal medication. Researchers also found that the supplement had fewer side effects than medications that are...

2010-06-25 15:47:28

Brief therapy at the GP's surgery can effectively treat anxiety and depression. Researchers writing in the open access journal BMC Medicine found that cognitive behaviour therapy (CBT) was effective for treating anxiety disorders, while CBT, problem solving therapy (PST) and counseling were all equally effective in treating depression and mixed anxiety and depression. John Cape worked with a team of researchers from University College London to pool the results of 34 studies involving 3962...

2010-06-25 07:00:00

Increased Follow-Up Care Proves Key to Helping Depressed Patients Feel Better Medical clinic-specific data available at www.mnhealthscores.org MINNEAPOLIS, June 25 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- New data released by two non-profit health care organizations, MN Community Measurement and the Institute for Clinical Systems Improvement (ICSI), indicate that Minnesota providers only slightly improved their quality of care for patients with depression from a year ago, but that new programs that...

2010-06-21 20:47:19

The use of Omega-3 supplements is effective among patients with major depression who do not have anxiety disorders, according to a study directed by Dr. François Lesp©rance of the Centre de recherche du Centre hospitalier at the Universit© de Montr©al (CRCHUM), head of CHUM's Department of Psychiatry and a professor at the Universit© de Montr©al. The study was published June 15 in the online Journal of Clinical Psychiatry. This was the largest study...

2010-05-27 07:00:00

HOUSTON, May 27 /PRNewswire-FirstCall/ -- Cyberonics, Inc. (Nasdaq: CYBX) today announced the results of a multicenter, double-blind, randomized dosing study (D-21) conducted as a condition of the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) approval for VNS Therapy for patients with chronic and recurrent treatment-resistant depression in July 2005. This dosing study showed a consistent, sustained and clinically meaningful decrease in depression symptoms across all treatment groups as measured by...

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2010-05-21 07:40:14

"I didn't know what was wrong," many patients say Because people with depression often do not recognize they have a problem or are unable to describe their distress, many do not seek treatment. About a quarter of those with major depression are undiagnosed, according to several studies, and fewer than half receive treatment. To improve recognition and treatment of depression, primary care physicians should do three things: help their patients name their distress, provide explanations for the...

2010-05-17 13:50:00

MALVERN, Pa., May 17 /PRNewswire/ -- Neuronetics, Inc. announced today that in addition to independent research by the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), new data exploring the clinical utility of Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy in depression will be presented at the upcoming American Psychiatric Association's annual meeting in New Orleans. NeuroStar TMS Therapy® is the fastest growing non-pharmaceutical treatment for depression in the U.S.(i)...

2010-05-17 12:39:07

More than one-third of teenagers with treatment-resistant depression "“ many of whom had been depressed for more than two years "“ became symptom-free six months after switching their medication or combining a medicine switch with cognitive behavioral therapy during a multicenter study led by UT Southwestern Medical Center researchers. The study findings, available online and in a future edition of the American Journal of Psychiatry, found that teenagers who showed an improvement...

2010-05-04 11:26:56

Daily transcranial magnetic stimulation"”an intervention that uses magnetic currents to activate certain brain areas"”appears to help induce remission in patients with treatment-resistant depression, according to a report in the May issue of Archives of General Psychiatry, one of the JAMA/Archives journals. Major depression is common, disabling and expensive, and more effective treatments are needed, according to background information in the article. Some patients experience...