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APA 2015 MDD

APA 2015: Major Depressive Disorder

Welcome to Psychiatric Times' coverage of the 168th Annual Meeting of the American Psychiatric Association, May 16 to 18, 2015, with a focus on major depressive disorder. See our other topic-specific pages:

APA: Bipolar Disorder
APA: Schizophrenia

APA 2015 MDD

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Recent studies find powerful biological changes associated with mind-body interventions comparable to those associated with conventional antidepressants or psychotherapies.

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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.


Stress may be a common mediator in both obesity and depression. Here are the top 5 reasons to monitor obesity in depressed patients and practice psychoeducation on a routine basis.

To determine a treatment plan, psychiatrists may consider the social and cultural context before they attempt to formulate an assessment and diagnosis of depression or another psychiatric disorder. The Cultural Formulation gives us the tools to do just that.

Louis A. Trevisan, MD

Many older adults experience loneliness, profound psychosocial changes, and loss. Screening, recognition, and treatment of mood disorders in late life significantly decrease morbidity associated with many problems encountered by the elderly.

Treatment-Resistant Depression

Findings on mood disorders, and the disability associated with it, speak to the need for effective treatments for depression.

How Clinicians Actually Use the DSM

Given that one of the primary goals of making DSM revisions is to improve its clinical utility, establishing a baseline of current usage is critical to inform future proposals. For this and other reasons, the authors provide preliminary results from research focused on determining clinicians’ actual use of DSM.


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