Major Depression

MagVenture Inc., a provider of transcranial magnetic stimulation, has received clearance from the US Food and Drug Administration for a new protocol that cuts the time of each treatment session down to 3 minutes, the company announced.

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New guidelines from the European Psychiatric Association promote exercise as a core part of treatment for severe mental illnesses, including major depressive disorder and schizophrenia.

Women who have asthma during their pregnancies are more likely to experience postpartum depression after delivery, a large Canadian study suggests.

Online socializing may weaken the tie between pain and depression for older people, a study suggests.

Eating a healthy diet, particularly a traditional Mediterranean diet, may help protect against depression, according to a systematic review and meta-analysis.

People with depression or bipolar disorder were found to have a larger hypothalamus, compared with healthy control subjects, in a study published in Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavia.

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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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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.

PHQ-9

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.

Audio

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.