Major Depression

Adults who exercise report 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health each month, compared with people who do not exercise, according to a study published online in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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Adults who exercise report 1.5 fewer days of poor mental health each month, compared with people who do not exercise, according to a study published online in The Lancet Psychiatry.

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

People with major depressive disorder have lower blood levels of the molecule acetyl-l-carnitine (LAC), compared with healthy individuals without depression, according to a new study.

Researchers at McLean Hospital, Belmont, Massachusetts, have developed a statistical algorithm that identifies which patients with depression are likely to respond to treatment with antidepressants.

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.

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Blogs

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.

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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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One emerging theory suggests that major depressive disorder (MDD) may be linked to impaired synaptic connections in areas of the brain that regulate mood.1,2

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Kang HJ, et al. Nat Med. 2012;18(9):1413‐1417.  
2. Qiao H, et al. Neural Plast. 2016;2016:8056370.  

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.

Dr Samuel Wilkinson, Assistant Director of the Yale Depression Research Program

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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.