Three new studies highlight the link between depression and opioid overdoses; “early birds” are less prone to depression; and consuming fish may reduce the risk of depression.
Mark L. Fuerst
A research roundup about long-term prescribing guidelines, “psychogenic death,” and implications for patients with depression and pain.
New studies in major depression find VNS improves the quality of life of patients with treatment-resistant depression and two other findings.
New research brings us closer to learning about the associations between psychological states, quality of life, and cardiovascular health.
New data indicate that dementia is largely undiagnosed or unrecognized; exposure to general anesthesia and surgery can lead to a subtle decline in memory and thinking skills in older adults; and sarcopenic obesity in older adults may predict dementia.
New research suggests that viruses and metals in the brain may exacerbate Alzheimer disease and deep brain stimulation shows promise in slowing cognitive decline.
Highlights of 3 new studies investigate how to choose the best therapy for depression as well as the negative influences of polypharmacy and social media.
For the first time, a study has shown comprehensive evidence for the effect of depression on decline in overall cognitive function. Plus, 2 more findings.
Three new studies examine research on biomarkers to predict lifetime risk of Alzheimer disease; diet and brain tissue volume; and cognitive impairment in active older adults.
Three new studies highlight sedentary behavior and memory, cognitive decline in psychosis, and risk of dementia with anticholinergic drugs.