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Major Depressive Disorder

October 15, 2019
Antidepressant use appears to be safe, according to a systematic umbrella review of 45 meta-analyses spanning more than 1000 observational studies. Researchers published findings from their review online in JAMA Psychiatry.
October 05, 2019
SAN DIEGO—Mental health clinicians aren't talking to their patients enough about sexual dysfunction issues that could be resulting from use of antidepressants or the underlying depressive illness, University of Virginia Professor of Psychiatry Anita Clayton, MD, said at Psych Congress 2019.
October 04, 2019
SAN DIEGO—When added to ongoing treatment, pimavanserin significantly improved sexual function in patients with major depressive disorder, according to study results shared during poster sessions at Psych Congress 2019.
October 04, 2019
SAN DIEGO—Added to standard-of-care treatment, esketamine nasal spray rapidly reduced depressive symptoms in patients at imminent risk of suicide, according to two phase 3 trials presented at Psych Congress 2019.
October 04, 2019
SAN DIEGO—Major depressive disorder relapse is linked with higher health care utilization and costs, researchers reported during a poster session at Psych Congress 2019.
September 25, 2019
Sertraline eased anxiety symptoms and improved self-reported mental health within 6 weeks in primary care patients with symptoms of depression, according to a study published online in The Lancet Psychiatry.
September 18, 2019
The strongest evidence for the use of nutritional supplements for mental health supports omega-3 as an add-on treatment for major depression, according to a new meta-review.
August 12, 2019
Adding fluoxetine to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) did not reduce depressive symptoms in young people with moderate-to-severe major depressive disorder, researchers say.
July 29, 2019
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may effectively treat non-severe depression, but the effect would not be apparent with the commonly used rating scale, researchers say.
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