Monthly Archives: May 2008

Woman And Depression – A Pdf Brochure

In any given year, 10 to 14 million people experience a clinical depression; women 18 to 45 years of age account for the largest proportion of this group. Clinical depression is a serious medical illness that is much more than temporarily feeling sad or blue. It involves disturbances in mood, concentration, sleep, activity level, interests, […]

The post-university years can start out tough. The good news: it gets better.

ScienceDaily (May 13, 2008) — The post-university years can start out tough. The good news: it gets better. A new University of Alberta study of almost 600 of its graduates (ages 20-29 years old) tracked mental health symptoms in participants for seven years post-graduation and looked at how key events like leaving home and becoming […]

Omega-3 may ease depression during pregnancy

Depression May 29, 2008   NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For pregnant women diagnosed with major depressive disorder, treatment with omega-3 fatty acid supplements may reduce depressive symptoms, according to the findings of a small clinical trial. “Perinatal depression is common, and treatment remains challenging,” Dr. Kuan-Pin Su, of China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and […]

Kirsten Dunst: I went to rehab for depression

Tuesday, May 27th 2008  Origlia/Getty Kirsten Dunst “Spider-Man” actress Kirsten Dunst is finally opening up about her stint at the Cirque Lodge rehab center in Utah early this year, saying she sought treatment for depression and not drug or alcohol abuse. Dunst, 26, told E! Online that she decided to talk about her problem to […]

Omega-3 may ease depression during pregnancy

Depression May 29, 2008   NEW YORK (Reuters Health) – For pregnant women diagnosed with major depressive disorder, treatment with omega-3 fatty acid supplements may reduce depressive symptoms, according to the findings of a small clinical trial. “Perinatal depression is common, and treatment remains challenging,” Dr. Kuan-Pin Su, of China Medical University Hospital, Taiwan, and […]

Incidence, Impact, and Current Management Strategies for Treatment-Resistant Major Depressive Disorder

Definition of Treatment-resistant depression Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) typically refers to an inadequate response to at least 1 antidepressant trial of adequate dose and duration among patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD).

Emerging Treatments for Adult ADHD: An Expert Interview With David Goodman, MD

Posted 05/19/2008 Editor’s Note More adults with ADHD seek treatment, and the variety of options for therapy is growing. Both stimulants and nonstimulants are available and have particular clinical uses, and new agents in each category are available or are in late-phase development. Controversies over the use of stimulant medication continue, however, especially in the […]

Urgent Issues in Mental Health Now: An Expert Interview With Thomas R. Insel, MD

 Q:  Dr. Insel, as Director of the National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH), you are in a unique position to give us an overview of psychiatry and mental health in the United States today. Where have we made the most progress in research and clinical practice? A:  Progress in clinical practice has been most impressive […]

NARSAD Researchers Showcase New Treatment Options For Severe Depression

NARSAD Researchers Showcase New Treatment Options For Severe Depression22 May 2008 New findings from research supported by NARSAD, the world’s leading charity dedicated to mental health research, and conducted by scientists at Washington University’s School of Medicine (WUSM) now point to new options for treating preschool-aged children with significant clinical depression as well as those […]

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