Recent studies find powerful biological changes associated with mind-body interventions comparable to those associated with conventional antidepressants or psychotherapies.
APA 2015 MDD
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.
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.
Findings on mood disorders, and the disability associated with it, speak to the need for effective treatments for depression.
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.
With topics such as antidepressant treatments, brain stimulation, pharmacogenetics, and rapidly acting agents, there is something for everybody wanting to learn the latest on MDD at this year’s APA meeting.
A bit of conference levity as we cover serious issues.