Major Depressive Disorder





Studies Identify Imaging Biomarkers for Major Depressive Disorder
Indicators in PET scans and fMRI prove useful in guiding treatments for major depressive disorder. More »
Lamotrigine for Major Depressive Disorder Is Inappropriate
Lamotrigine is an important option in bipolar disorders. However, many clinicians also use it in patients with a (unipolar) depressive disorder who have not responded adequately to conventional antidepressants. That several retrospective chart reviews of such use have been published indirectly... More »
Mini-quiz: Major Depressive Disorder
Major depression is a common chronic illness within the general US population. What is the approximate prevalence for MDD in the US population? More »
Major Depressive Disorder: What Role for Adjunctive Methylfolate Therapy?
Can methylfolate play a role in the adjunctive treatment of patients with major depression? In this podcast, Rakesh Jain, MD, offers insights. More »
Pediatric Major Depressive Disorder: Questions to Consider
Children and adolescents with depression face problems functioning in school and at home. They can be at increased risk for substance abuse, recurrent depression in adulthood, and even attempted or completed suicide. These patients often need longer-term treatments (continuation and maintenance... More »
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Five Success Strategies for a Lean Medical Practice
Audrey "Christie" Mclaughlin, RN, January 23, 2014
How efficient practice managers keep clinics running smoothly.
Nine Questions to Ask Before Selling Your Practice to a Hospital
Aubrey Westgate,  January 22, 2014
Here are nine questions that can help reveal if becoming acquired by a larger system is the right move for you and your practice.
Four January Business Planning To-Dos for Doctors
Ike Devji, JD,  January 21, 2014
Here are some of the more important financial and business issues physicians should take care of this month.
Why Insurance Companies Should Collect Patient Payments
Leann DiDomenico McAllister,  January 20, 2014
It's time to take patient collections out of physicians' practices to truly have patients make responsible choices about their healthcare dollars.
How Facebook Helped Market a New Physician Practice Model
Raquel Baldelomar, January 17, 2014
An Arizona-based OB/GYN medical group found Facebook to be the most efficient and effective way to reach women and educate them on their new practice.


Confirmed: Long-term Steroids Up Mortality Risk in Severe COPD
April 16, 2014

New recommendations focus on reducing the risks of corticosteroids in respiratory disease, both for COPD and asthma.

Large Study Confirms White Matter Abnormalities in Bipolar Disorder
April 14, 2014

A large international study finds distinct differences in white matter in the brains of patients with bipolar disorder, confirming many smaller but less conclusive studies.

Tools to Forecast Radiation Pneumonitis
April 10, 2014

A biomarker and five clinical factors help to predict which patients with nonsmall-cell lung cancer are at high risk for lung inflammation after radiotherapy.