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Treatment Resestant Depression

Chronically Depressed? What to Do When Antidepressants Don’t Work

Chronically Depressed? What to Do When Antidepressants Don’t Work The range of options includes cognitive behavioral therapy and brain stimulation techniques like ECT By SARAH BALDAUF Posted: November 6, 2009    Last winter, confined to bed by intense sadness, exhaustion, and headaches, the University of Kansas student found herself considering suicide. Desperate after a years-long […]

Alcohol, mood and me (not you)

Thanks in part to studies that follow subjects for a long time, psychologists are learning more about differences between people. In a new article published in Current Directions in Psychological Science, a journal of the Association for Psychological Science, the author describes how psychologists can use their data to learn about the different ways that […]

New insights into treatment-resistant depression

Ann MacDonald, Editor, Harvard Health Publications Only one-third of people with major depression achieve remission after trying one antidepressant. When the first medication doesn’t adequately relieve symptoms, next step options include taking a new drug along with the first, or switching to another drug. With time and persistence, nearly seven in 10 adults with major […]

Overcoming Addiction

A daring approach to therapy puts substance abusers where they belong—among family and friends. Knowing the effect they have on their loved ones motivates many addicts to live a substance-free life. I was contacted by Paul, a physician practicing at a local hospital. He was concerned that Nancy, whom he hoped to marry, was alcoholic. […]

Teen Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse

Teen Prescription and Over-the-Counter Drug Abuse Prescription drug misuse, especially by teens, has become a national public health problem. The rates for new users of prescription drugs are now almost equal to those for new users of marijuana, and prescription drugs are now the second most common drugs (after marijuana) used by teenagers to get […]

Non-invasive therapy improves depression

  Non-invasive therapy improves depression Major depression is a common and disabling brain condition marked not only by the presence of depressed mood but also by its effects on sleep, energy, decision-making, memory and thoughts of death or of suicide. Major depression affects 15 million adults in the U.S., and the World Health Organization projects […]

Severely Depressed Gain Most from Antidepressants

Severely Depressed Gain Most from Antidepressants That is no reason to avoid meds for more moderate cases, expert says  Jan. 2010  — Antidepressants seem to be most effective for the people with the most severe symptoms, new research suggests. Individuals with mild-to-moderate symptoms may fare no better on antidepressants than on a placebo, say the […]

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).

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 […]

Deep Brain Stimulation Helps Depression

Researchers Say Electrical Brain Stimulation May Treat Severely Depressed Patients May 6, 2008 — Researchers are becoming increasingly convinced that tiny electric shocks delivered deep into the brain could mean new hope for patients with severe depression and other mental illnesses. Several small trials are suggesting direct electrical brain stimulation has the ability to relieve […]

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