Depression

An advisory panel to the FDA has recommended Johnson & Johnson's experimental nasal spray, which has a compound similar to often-abused ketamine, for patients suffering from depression.

Articles

Pregnant and postpartum women who are at increased risk of perinatal depression should be referred for counseling to prevent perinatal depression, according to a new recommendation from the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF).

An advisory panel to the FDA has recommended Johnson & Johnson's experimental nasal spray, which has a compound similar to often-abused ketamine, for patients suffering from depression.

Starting aripiprazole after a previous antipsychotic medication did not seem to increase the risk of psychiatric hospitalization, self-harm, or suicide, compared with starting another antipsychotic drug, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

A novel study that used Mendelian randomization to gauge whether physical activity reduces the risk of depression or depression leads to reduced physical activity has generated evidence for the former.

After a mild traumatic brain injury (TBI), 1 in 5 patients went on to experience post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and/or major depressive disorder (MDD) within the next 6 months, according to a study published online in JAMA Psychiatry.

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Blogs

BLOG: This year’s Psych Congress returned, time and again, to the theme of us needing to reconnect with a larger experience of the world in order to find a path out of depression.

BLOG: The logical endpoint of population-based screening for perinatal depression is remission of depression in those who screen positive. Otherwise screening is just an empty endeavor.

BLOG: Michael Pollan, author of The Omnivore’s Dilemma and The Botany of Desire, has turned his spotlight of curiosity onto the subject of psychedelics with his new book How to Change Your Mind.

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Slideshows

Get expert insight on attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder, major depressive disorder, and addiction, gleaned from presentations at the 2018 Elevate by Psych Congress conference.

Posters

Justin Barnes, PhD; Brandon Coleman, BS; Sylvie Stacy, MD; Tsao-Wei Liang, MD; Stanley Caroff, MD; Greg Salinas, PhD
David G Brock, MD; W. Scott West, MD; Todd Hutton, MD; Kenneth P. Pages, MD; Timothy J. Kane, MD
Kasim Pendi, NA; Arif Pendi, MS; Jahanzeb Ashraf, MS; Kate Wolitzky-Taylor, PhD; Danny Lee, BS, BA; Jeffrey Sugar, MD; Joshua Lee, BS; David Baron, DO, Msed
Suresh Durgam, MD; Changzheng Chen, PhD; Raffaele Migliore, MA; Chandran Prakash, MD, MPH; Michael Thase, MD; Rocsanna Namdar, PharmD

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Video

In this video, Marlene Freeman, MD, discusses tools for detecting postpartum depression, how postpartum depression differs from other mental health disorders, and risk factors for postpartum depression.

Psychedelics researcher Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, who delivered the opening session at Psych Congress 2018, spoke about the compounds at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.

In this video, Mark Zimmerman, MD, discusses severe depression and how it differs from mild and moderate depression, and the signs and treatment of severe depression.

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Audio

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.

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