Despite ‘black box warning’ for drugs such as Prozac, no increase — or decrease — was found MONDAY, Feb. 6 (HealthDay News) — Antidepressant drugs such as Prozac do not raise suicide risk in young people, a new study says. The finding should help reassure doctors about prescribing antidepressants to youngsters, said first author Robert […]
How stress can make us overeat It’s been another hectic day. On impulse, you grab an extra-large candy bar during your afternoon break. You plan to take just a few bites. But before you know it, you’ve polished off the whole thing — and, at least temporarily, you may feel better. Rest assured you’re not […]
What Is Bipolar Disorder? Terence A. Ketter, MD Bipolar Disorders Clinic, Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Science, Stanford University School of Medicine, Stanford, California Diagnostic Features of Bipolar Disorder Bipolar disorder shares symptoms of depression with unipolar depressive disorder, but is defined by episodes of mania or hypomania. Depression can include affective symptoms such […]
Don’t Let Stress Spoil Your Fun This Holiday Season Fall offers a host of fun festivities For people prone to anxiety, the holiday season may be stressful as well as exciting. While some people find Halloween thrilling, others may find it overstimulating. The subjective feelings of stress may interfere with the ability […]
Bipolar disorder is a leading cause of disability worldwide,1 and the lifetime prevalence of this condition is about 1% in community populations.2 This activity presents highlights from 4 presentations given at the 2011 International Conference on Bipolar Disorder (ICBD), a conference dedicated to sharing research results and clinical experience to help clinicians improve the lives […]
Depression: When Initial Therapy Fails Understanding the Burden of Depression Among patients with MDD, almost 90% have moderate to very severe depression.1 Kessler et al1 reported that almost half of patients who experienced a depressive episode received no health care treatment during a 1-year follow-up, and of those who did, nearly 60% received inadequate treatment.
Risk factors for repeated episodes of depression include previous depression, daily smoking and low mastery – a lack of control over life circumstances. This is according to new research published in the Canadian Medical Association Journal (CMAJ).
Serious Depression can occur under many circumstances 1) Sudden Severe Loss In this situation, the individual has experienced a sudden, perhaps surprising severe loss. This loss may be the death of a loved one, loss of a job, loss of friendship, or other grief process. In this type of depression, the patient can clearly identify […]
Evidence-Based Treatment of Pediatric Bipolar Disorder In the past few years, we’ve seen a growing body of scientific evidence that supports the efficacy of mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics to treat young patients with bipolar disorder. Lithium, olanzapine, aripiprazole, and risperidone monotherapy are FDA-approved for manic or mixed states in pediatric patients, while quetiapine is […]
Freeing Yourself from Depression, Anxiety, Stress and Exhaustion “There is an alternative to the struggle that pervades much of our lives” Published on September 2, 2011 by Danny Penman, Ph.D. in Mindfulness in a Frantic World Can you remember the last time you lay in bed wrestling with your thoughts? You desperately wanted your mind […]