Researchers have developed a blood test to diagnose major depressive disorder in adults. They describe their test in Translational Psychiatry.
October 1, 2014 - 5:14pm
ORLANDO—An automated tablet-based test taken by patients to assess for major depressive disorder may be a valid and reliable tool to diagnose and track depression in adults, according to research presented at the 27th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress.
October 1, 2014 - 11:07am
Previously thought to take weeks, changes in brain connectivity induced by SSRIs actually start within hours after taking the antidepressant, researchers reported.
October 1, 2014 - 8:49am
Wearable brain scanners and lasers that can turn hundreds of cells on and off were among 58 projects awarded $46 million in federal grants as part of President Obama's $100 million initiative to unlock the secrets of the human brain.
September 30, 2014 - 2:43pm
Genetically determined taste perceptions could lead some people to become teetotalers and others to become alcoholics, a new study suggests.
Psych Congress Network will be bringing you live, exclusive coverage of the 27th Annual U.S. Psychiatric and Mental Health Congress in Orlando, Florida. Visit the U.S. Psych Congress Resource Center for the latest news and video.
To fully understand the neurobiology of major depression, mental health professionals must adopt a perspective that considers interactions between the brain, the outside world, and the body, including the immune system.