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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

The lay press has focused a lot of attention on the use of ketamine as a potentially rapidly acting treatment for depression. But are psychiatrists really ready to offer ketamine as a treatment alternative for mood disorders? An expert weighs in.

A recently published study found that certain types of stress affect the quality and quantity of men's sperm. The senior author of that study addresses the topic and provides take-away points for psychiatrists in this brief podcast.

Chronobiology—the science of daily (circadian), monthly, tidal, and seasonal rhythms—has undergone exponential growth in the past decade, with major discoveries at the molecular and neuroanatomic level.

The “story behind the story” is not the over-prescription of antidepressants—though it happens—but the under-availability of optimal treatment.

A brief review of interesting new findings on suicidality and depression treatment in youths.

A mother recalls seeing a donation box with a photo of a little boy with leukemia in a grocery store checkout line but never one of a child with serious mental illness. How can this be if twice as many children and young people die from suicide than those who die of all cancers combined? More in this commentary.

Given the greater frequency of depression than manic episodes in bipolar disorder, what clues indicate bipolar disorder rather than unipolar depression?

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