Between 1 and 2 daily milligrams of adjunctive cariprazine eased depression more than placebo in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a study published online in International Clinical Psychopharmacology.


Between 1 and 2 daily milligrams of adjunctive cariprazine eased depression more than placebo in patients with major depressive disorder, according to a newly published study.

Michael Thase, MD

Michael Thase, MD, will review data on emerging medications for depression, outline the pathophysiology of depression, and discuss the limitations of available treatments in a session at the upcoming Psych Congress 2018 conference.

Patients who gain weight during their first month on antidepressants are likely to gain even more pounds after three months, researchers in France report.

Pregnant women who have both severe obesity and diabetes may be more likely to have children with psychiatric disorders than mothers who don't have either condition during pregnancy, a new study suggests.

Obese girls are more likely to develop depression during childhood and adolescence than their peers who weigh less, a research review suggests.



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.

BLOG: On January 18, 2018, in Sacramento California, new mother Jessica Porten went to see a women’s health nurse practitioner. She was 4 months postpartum and had not been seen by her obstetric provider since giving birth.



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


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



Psych Congress Steering Committee member Jon Draud, MD, MS, discusses the use of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in psychiatry, including its benefits, side effects, and potential applications.

Drs. Raison and Patrick

Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, recently discussed his research and perspectives in an extensive interview with Rhonda Perciavalle Patrick, PhD, who runs the FoundMyFitness website.


Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, a Psych Congress Steering Commitee member, explains the Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ-9), the gold standard measurement tool in major depression.



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.