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Studies indicate that 29% to 46% of patients diagnosed with major depressive disorder show partial or no response to treatments.
A Columbia study aims find out which treatments work best to alleviate major depressive disorder and improve quality of life for individuals with breast cancer.
The best way to support women’s mental health is to implement policies that improve access to health care systems, family leave, food security, and housing, Dr. Elizabeth Fitelson said.
"We need better drugs and new drugs, not just the psychedelics and the ketamine, but new allotted treatments that are more effective," said Dr. David Hellerstein.
Source:THE INDEPENDENTJanuary 23, 2018
Dr. Jonathan Stewart, who is currently running a wake therapy trial, only keeps patients awake for one night. “I couldn’t see a lot of people agreeing to stay in hospital for three nights," he said.
Source:US News & World ReportJanuary 19, 2018
Dr. Drew Ramsey suggests using a sleep app to monitor how much or how little sleep you're getting. “When you see the digital data, it helps people enact behavioral change,” he says.
Source:Psychiatric News AlertDecember 21, 2017
“It is possible that over time physicians have become somewhat inured to the safety warnings,” said Dr. Mark Olfson, who was not involved with this study.
- December 14, 2017
Ketamine was significantly more effective than a commonly used sedative in reducing suicidal thoughts in depressed patients, according to researchers at Columbia University Medical Center (CUMC).
Source:ReutersDecember 12, 2017
“School dropout portends other bad outcomes, like the inability to gain employment, involvement in substance abuse and problems with the juvenile justice system,” said Dr. Laura Mufson.
Source:TONICOctober 24, 2017
"It's ubiquitous," Dr. Andrew Solomon, said. "[And yet] I think the public doesn't really understand it well at all."
Source:TONICOctober 18, 2017
Psychiatrists can't point to a brain scan, a genetic test, or other biomarker and say what depression looks like. "That's the dream," says Dr. David Hellerstein.
Source:Live ScienceSeptember 21, 2017
Dr. David Hellerstein agreed that false positives could come up. In other words, the questionnaire may suggest that people have clinical depression when they don't actually have the condition.