Major Depressive Disorder

Childhood Trauma Not a Barrier to Successful Depression Treatment, Analysis Finds

September 22nd 2022, 10:30pm


Prior research has suggested that childhood trauma is linked with a poorer response to psychotherapy and prescription drug treatment for major depressive disorder, but a large meta-analysis suggested otherwise.

What We’re Reading: Public Health Emergency in Puerto Rico; Depression Rates and Anxiety Screening; Cancer Death Rates Decrease

September 21st 2022, 2:45pm


HHS declared a public health emergency in Puerto Rico due to Hurricane Fiona; nearly 1 in 10 Americans suffered from depression in 2020, and a task force recommended doctors screen all adults aged younger than 65 for anxiety; advances in cancer research have led to reduced cancer death rates.

Which Depression Therapies Made the Updated US Guideline for Treating MDD?

September 19th 2022, 9:00pm


Newer therapies, such as ketamine or esketamine, or the broader use of bright light therapy, made an updated clinical practice guideline for treating major depressive disorder (MDD), but psilocybin and cannabis did not.

Recommendations to Increase Equitable Psychosocial Outcomes for Children and Adolescents

September 18th 2022, 8:45pm


Nearly 30% of youths are affected with worsening mental health by the end of adolescence, with anxiety typically presenting in childhood and depression during the teenage years, but the problem is even more acute for Black and Latinx youth.

More Diversity, Multifaceted Outreach Needed in Studies of Genetic Screening for Depression

September 15th 2022, 9:45pm


Three types of salient beliefs were investigated in this study that examined why mothers would or would not participate in depression screening via genetic salivary testing, with the results indicating potential for mental health disparities among diverse populations.

Experiencing Psychological Distress Before Infection Linked With Long COVID

September 8th 2022, 1:34pm


Feeling depressed, anxious, worried, stressed, or lonely was linked with a higher risk of developing long COVID and hurting the ability to function in daily life, according to a study published this week.

Routine Depression Screening in Primary Care Reduces Disparities in Screening

September 2nd 2022, 8:25pm


Groups at risk for underrecognition and undertreatment of depression had improved rates of depression screening after implementing routine adult depressions screening in primary care.

Older Patients With Depression at Risk of Polypharmacy

April 20th 2022, 4:02pm


A study conducted in the Netherlands found older adults with depression were at greater risk of polypharmacy than those without depression.

Depression Screening Shown to Benefit Persons Living With Breast Cancer

January 25th 2022, 10:00pm


This new study of data from Kaiser Permanente Southern California compared outcomes for behavioral health referrals among patients with breast cancer between those receiving a tailored intervention or an education-only approach.

Analysis Supports Link Between AD, MDD Pathogenesis

June 19th 2021, 2:20pm


The analysis identified 4 genes that were driven by atopic dermatitis (AD) and which had significant expression changes in favor of MDD development.