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Depression

People with low mood and a history of depression tend not to use mood-modifying activities to stabilize mood, according to research published online in JAMA Psychiatry.
Depression is “vastly underdiagnosed” in people with human immunodeficiency virus/acquired immunodeficiency syndrome (HIV/AIDS), states a literature review published online in the Harvard Review of Psychiatry.
The protein GPR56 may provide an easy-to-measure biomarker of a patient’s response to antidepressants as well as a novel drug target for the treatment of major depressive disorder, according to a published study.
Michael Thase, MD, of the University of Pennsylvania, discusses the use of second-generation antipsychotics as an adjunctive therapy in depression.
Women who had depressive symptoms during their third trimester of pregnancy, or persistently before and after giving birth, were twice as likely to have babies with very low levels of immunoglobulin A.
Two members of the Psych Congress Steering Committee have been featured on an ABC News podcast which grew out of a newsman's newfound interest in meditation.
Listen as Psych Congress Steering Committee member Charles Raison, MD, discusses a book he coauthored, The New Mind-Body Science of Depression, with David Van Nuys, PhD, on Shrink Rap Radio.
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