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2010-01-06 11:21:23

An analysis of randomized trials indicates that compared with placebo, the magnitude of benefit of antidepressant medications varies with the severity of depressive symptoms, and may provide little benefit for patients with mild or moderate depression, but appear to provide substantial benefit for patients with very severe depression, according to an article in the January 6 issue of JAMA. Antidepressant medications (ADM) are the current standard of treatment for major depressive disorder...

2010-01-01 12:50:09

A study in the Jan. 1 issue of the journal Sleep found that adolescents with bedtimes that were set earlier by parents were significantly less likely to suffer from depression and to think about committing suicide, suggesting that earlier bedtimes could have a protective effect by lengthening sleep duration and increasing the likelihood of getting enough sleep. Results show that adolescents with parental set bedtimes of midnight or later were 24 percent more likely to suffer from depression...

2009-12-15 12:21:26

Examining data obtained from a University of Pennsylvania and Vanderbilt University psychology study, researchers at these universities and Northwestern University have reported the first placebo-controlled evidence that antidepressant medications"”particularly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, or SSRIs"”can substantially change patients' personalities. The personality changes also appeared to be linked to long-term improvements in mood. The findings counter the common...

2009-12-08 19:40:06

A key brain protein called monoamine oxidase A (MAO-A) - is highly elevated during clinical depression yet is unaffected by treatment with commonly used antidepressants, according to an important study published today in the Archives of General Psychiatry. The study has important implications for our understanding of why antidepressants don't always work. Researchers at the Centre for Addiction and Mental Health (CAMH) used an advanced brain imaging method to measure levels of the brain...

2009-11-17 13:36:43

A study by researchers at the University of Bergen, Norway, and the Institute of Psychiatry (IoP) at King's College London has found that depression is as much of a risk factor for mortality as smoking. Utilising a unique link between a survey of over 60,000 people and a comprehensive mortality database, the researchers found that over the four years following the survey, the mortality risk was increased to a similar extent in people who were depressed as in people who were smokers. Dr Robert...

2009-11-17 10:37:43

Patients who received telephone-delivered collaborative care for treatment of depression after coronary artery bypass graft surgery reported greater improvement in measures of quality of life, physical functioning and mood than patients who received usual care, according to a study in the November 18 issue of JAMA. The study is being released early online because of its presentation at an American Heart Association scientific conference. Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) surgery is one of...

2009-11-17 10:27:54

Coronary artery bypass graft (CABG) patients who were screened for depression after surgery and then cared for by a nurse-led team of health care specialists via telephone reported improved quality of life and physical function compared to those who received their doctors' usual care, according to a study from the University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine. Study findings, to be published in the Nov. 18 edition of the Journal of the American Medical Association (JAMA), also will be presented...

2009-11-12 08:00:00

MALVERN, Pa., Nov. 12 /PRNewswire/ -- Quick Facts Neuronetics' NeuroStar® Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Therapy has been selected by Popular Science as one of the "Best of What's New" in the health category for 2009, announced in November. NeuroStar TMS Therapy is the first and only non-systemic (does not circulate in the bloodstream) and non-invasive (does not involve surgery) depression treatment cleared by the FDA. NeuroStar is effective and safe in the...

2009-11-05 13:46:27

Rush University Medical Center has opened the Transcranial Magnetic Stimulation (TMS) Clinic to offer patients suffering from major depression a safe, effective, non-drug treatment. TMS therapy is the first FDA-approved, non-invasive antidepressant device-based treatment clinically proven for treatment of depression. Psychiatrists at Rush University Medical Center were among the first to test the technique and Dr. Philip Janicak, professor of psychiatry and lead investigator at Rush for the...

2009-10-27 12:31:34

TAU seeks genetic "Prozac markers" to find a simple test for treating depression Prozac works wonders for some depressed people, but not for others. In some cases, patients derive little benefit and at worst, it can lead to bizarre hallucinations and fits of rage. Researchers and doctors remain puzzled as to what causes the wide range of reaction to Prozac and similar antidepressants. The answer, Tel Aviv University researchers believe, can be found in a patient's genes. And if their research...


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