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Major Depressive Disorder

Social anxiety symptoms in children exposed to maternal major depressive disorder (MDD) increased children’s risk of developing depressive symptoms over time, according to a study published in the Journal of Adolescence.
The prevalence of depressive symptoms in US adults was more than 3-fold higher in the spring during the COVID-19 pandemic compared with before the pandemic, according to a study published online in JAMA Network Open.
Bernhard T. Baune, PhD, MD, of the University of Münster, Germany, discusses pharmacological treatments that may improve cognition in patients with major depressive disorder.
US adults with depression reported lower quality of life, higher work and activity impairment, and more health care resource use than those without depression, according to an analysis of survey data presented in a poster at Psych Congress 2020.
Nearly 24% of US adults have a lifetime history of major depressive episodes, a prevalence much higher than the 14% who self-report them, researchers reported in the American Journal of Preventive Medicine.
Bernhard T. Baune, PhD, MD, head of the Department of Mental Health at the University of Münster, Germany, discusses the research needed to improve clinicians' understanding of cognition in patients…
Psych Congress Steering Committee member Charles Raison, MD, recently joined the Ottawa Institute of Cognitive Behavioural Therapy for an examination of depression through an evolutionary lens.
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.
Listen as Psych Congress Steering Committee member Charles Raison, MD, discusses a book he coauthored, The New Mind-Body Science of Depression, with David Van Nuys, PhD, on Shrink Rap Radio.
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