Adjunctive testosterone treatment in men is associated with a significant drop in depressive symptoms, compared with placebo, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis published online in JAMA Psychiatry.


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

Adolescents treated with intravenous ketamine for treatment-resistant depression showed a significant average decrease in depression scores.

Treatment of depression with escitalopram is associated with a lower long-term risk of major adverse cardiac events (MACE) in patients with acute coronary syndrome (ACS), according to results from the EsDEPACS randomized clinical trial.

Fathers of young children may be almost as likely as new mothers to experience symptoms of depression, a U.S. study suggests.

Charles Raison, MD

Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, gave attendees a “10,000-foot view” of what depression is at the Psych Congress Regionals meeting in Columbus Ohio, and will explore the idea more at the upcoming Psych Congress 2018 preconference.



As members of the mental health field, we can be of great assistance when contacted by someone in leadership that a physician in their midst i.e. one of their own, has died by suicide.

The biblical proverb ‘Physician, heal thyself’ is interpreted literally by some psychiatrists who reach for pharmaceutical samples if they find themselves slipping into a depression.

In psychiatry, the age of simple answers is over. I’ve done as much as anyone to propagate the notion that depression is an inflammatory condition, which is one of those simple statements that fills us with hope for easy solutions.




Maëlys Touya, MSc, PharmD; Françoise Diamand, MSc; Delphine Saragoussi, MD, MScPH; Clément François, PhD; Christophe Lançon, MD, PhD
Andrei Pikalov, MD, PhD; Joyce Tsai, PhD; Yongcai Mao, PhD; Michael Tocco, PhD; Antony Loebel, MD