A new cohort study confirmed a previously reported association between treatment with antidepressants and hip fracture in older adults, but it contained a twist.
Major Depressive Disorder
Five major psychiatric disorders—autism spectrum disorder, attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder, bipolar disorder, major depressive disorder, and schizophrenia—share underlying genetic variants, according to the results of a genome-wide analysis published in the online February 28 Lancet.
The herpes zoster vaccine is less effective in patients with untreated depression, but treatment with antidepressant medications can normalize patients’ immune responses, according to a longitudinal cohort study published in the online February 13 Clinical Infectious Diseases.
Patients with major depressive disorder show improvement when treated with a combination of transcranial direct current stimulation and sertraline, according to a double-blind, controlled trial published in the online February 6 JAMA Psychiatry.