Recent studies illustrate the importance of homing in on the somatic symptoms of depression.Image: ©nasirkhan/Shutterstock
Psychiatric and Psychosomatic Aspects of Chronic Pain: Clinical Implications, Solutions
The assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of conditions in which persistent pain is a feature despite lack of evidence of a pathological cause are reviewed in this article.
Opioids to Treat Depression: The Jury Is Out
Two recent clinical trials of opioid medication for depression and suicidality highlight the role of brain opioid systems in depression.
Depression Research Update: October 2016
Three new studies help predict which patients with depression may not respond to pharmacotherapy and which women may become depressed during menopause.
Positive Computing and Designing for Mental Health
Experts discuss positive computing, an emerging field at the intersection of mental health and technology.
PatientsLikeMe: Crowdsourced Patient Health Data as a Clinical Tool in Psychiatry
Patients want to know what to expect with a given treatment, how their experiences compare with those of others, or whether they are alone in coping with their conditions. Who best to answer these questions than others like them?
Ordinarily Well: The Case for Antidepressants
A searching interrogation of scientific findings reflected against experience with patients.
Comorbid ADHD and Depression: Assessment and Treatment Strategies
Potential risk factors related to comorbid ADHD and depression, strategies for proper diagnosis, and treatment approaches.
The Challenges of Preventing Burnout
If left untreated, burnout can become chronic and debilitating. Here are tips to recognizing the signs and symptoms.
Challenges of Treating Depression in the Elderly
Comorbid medical symptoms, polypharmacy, and cognitive decline are hallmarks of depression in the fastest growing segment of the population.
New Psychopharmacology Algorithms
Dr David Osser offers compelling reasons why you might want to take a look at these 7 algorithms, each of which offers actionable consultations—usually in under 2 minutes.
Recovering From Depression and Difficulty: Finding Meaning in Adversity
In this video, Dr Andrew Solomon talks about how psychiatrists and psychologists can help depressed or traumatized patients foster resilience, without trivializing their pain.
6 Signs Your Patient Is at Risk for Treatment-Resistant Depression
What factors predispose patients to TRD and what treatment strategies achieve response? Find out here, with a bonus case vignette.
6 Strategies to Prevent Physician Burnout
Once a health care professional has reached a chronic stage of burnout, lives may be at stake. But prevention and treatment are possible.
Depression Research Update: June 2016
Three new studies focus on risk factors for the development of depressive disorders.
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