Depression Research Update: November 2016


Recent studies examine placebo responses to antidepressants, the effect of SSRIs on sleep in the elderly, and the best time of day for psychotherapy sessions.

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1. Furukawa TA, Cipriani A, Atkinson LZ, et al. Placebo response rates in antidepressant trials: a systematic review of published and unpublished double-blind randomised controlled studies. Lancet Psychiatry. 2016 Oct 7. pii: S2215-0366(16)30307-8. doi: 10.1016/S2215-0366(16)30307-8.
2. Tahir MA, et al. Effect of antidepressants on REM sleep in the elderly population: a literature review. Presented at: Institute of Psychiatric Services (IPS): The Mental Health Services 2016 Conference; October 7, 2016; Washington, DC. Abstract 14.
3. Meuret AE, Rosenfield D, Bhaskara L, et al. Timing matters: Endogenous cortisol mediates benefits from early-day psychotherapy.Psychoneuroendocrinology. 2016;74:197-202.

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