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.


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.

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.

The increased likelihood of depression in people with obesity stems from the psychological effect of being overweight and not only from associated illnesses such as diabetes, a study suggests.

People who survive car crashes, falls, and other major traumas that require hospitalization are at increased risk of developing mental health conditions and dying by suicide, according to a study published online.