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.
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 with major depressive disorder.
Contrary to researchers’ expectations, memory loss and accelerated cognitive decline in older adults with major depression are not caused by greater amyloid beta accumulation in the brain, a study suggests.
Psych Congress cochair Charles Raison, MD, will give a virtual keynote speech August 20, 2020, for the University of Louisville Depression Center’s annual benefit. The event is free and open to the public.