Researchers have developed a small, low-cost cotton sensor that can effectively monitor a range of lithium levels in patients prescribed the drug.
Patients with treatment-resistant depression who received adjunctive vagus nerve stimulation experienced a significant improvement in quality of life even when their depression failed to ease enough to qualify as a clinical response.
The world’s population of people aged 60 years and older has doubled since 1980, and, for the first time ever, the number of adults aged 65 years and older is expected to exceed the number of children under 5 by 2020.
Depression and antidepressant use are associated with an increased risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), a life-threatening condition in which blood clots form in the veins of legs or lungs.
Pediatric antipsychotic use is associated with an increase in body fat and decreases in insulin sensitivity, potentially raising the risk of premature cardiometabolic morbidity and mortality, researchers say.