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Major Depressive Disorder

Major Depressive Disorder

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Twenty years ago, it was rare for college students to mention suicidal thoughts, and even more rare to involve parents in their care. Today, students are more likely to describe suicidal ideation, necessitating a more thorough safety assessment with potential outreach to parents.

Are antidepressants safer and more effective in type II vs type I bipolar disorder? What factors predict use of benzodiazepines in patients with bipolar disorder? Insights here.

How effective are psychosocial interventions for adults with bipolar disorder? Do any psychological interventions enhance recovery for patients with recent-onset bipolar disorder?

Food insecurity has now been linked with worsened mania symptoms in adults with mood disorders.

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Circadian components are profound in depressive disorders, such seasonal affective disorder. This article introduces a course to be given at this year’s APA Meeting in Toronto, on melatonin and light treatment.

In the US, depression ranks fifth in the number of disability-adjusted life years lost due to illness and employment problems often persist, even if help is sought. Helping those who want and/or need to work is part of providing comprehensive, patient-centered care.

An overview of the largest study to examine persistent pulmonary hypertension in newborns (PPHN) exposed to antidepressants late in pregnancy.


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