Major Depressive Disorder

A new cohort study confirmed a previously reported association between treatment with antidepressants and hip fracture in older adults, but it contained a twist.


The effectiveness of the vast majority of self-care interventions suggested for children and young people with anxiety and depression has not been evaluated, new research shows.

Greater depressive and anxiety symptoms at baseline predicted a better response to treatment with synchronized transcranial magnetic stimulation (sTMS) for major depressive disorder (MDD), according to a study.

Older adults who are prescribed medication for depression by primary care physicians often fail to initiate them or to continue using them as directed, a Dutch study suggests.

More frequent in-person social interaction is linked with a significantly lower risk of symptoms of major depression and posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) in US military veterans, according to a study published online.

Depression appears to be linked with an increased risk of developing inflammatory bowel disease (IBD), but antidepressant use might bring that risk back down, researchers in Canada report.



Word on the street is that many physicians do not like undergoing split treatment when they become the patient.

We perpetuate the feeling of being not good enough through slights and microaggressions that we unconsciously inflict upon our peers and colleagues.

Given the high rates of burnout in doctors in this country—and recent research that shows the rates are actually increasing—a telephone call from a colleague in distress is not uncommon.



Roger McIntyre, MD, FRCPC; Dao Thai-Cuarto, PharmD; Joshua Burke, MS; Scott Siegert, PharmD; Dimitri Grigoriadis, PhD
Joseph McEvoy, MD; Benjamin Carroll, PharmD; Sanjay Gandhi, PhD; Avery Rizio, PhD; Stephen Maher, PhD; Mark Kosinski, MA; Jakob Bjorner, MD, PhD
Sanjida Ali, BSc, MBA; Pamela Landsman-Blumberg, MPH DrPH; Marla Kugel, MPH BS; Kenneth Kramer, PhD; Kelly Krogh, PhD
Stewart Factor, DO; Karen Anderson, MD; Mat Davis, PhD; Robert Hauser, MD, MBA; Lars Jarskog, MD; Joohi Jimenez-Shahed, MD; Rajeev Kumar, MD, FRCPC; Stanislaw Ochudlo, MD, PhD; William Ondo, MD; Hubert Fernandez, MD




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.

Mary Kay Lobo

Mary Kay Lobo, PhD, an assistant professor at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, explains research which suggests a specific gene, Slc6a15, may be central to depression.

Psych Congress Steering Committee members Jon W. Draud, MD, MS, and Saundra Jain, MA, PsyD, LPC, discuss some of the practical aspects of setting up a transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) chair in a practice.