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Depression

14 results found for: depression

Briefing: a novel approach to treating depression

Could a headset that delivers transcranial direct-current stimulation be the next big thing in treating depression?

Carer stress rising

Increasing stress levels as 60.6 per cent of carers have reported feeling stressed in 2018-19.

Anti-inflammatories boost antidepressants

A meta-analysis of 36 randomised controlled studies suggests that concomitant anti-inflammatories can improve antidepressant effectiveness

Inflammation may contribute to depression

A new Canadian study reports that psychiatric conditions may emerge five years before the diagnosis of inflammatory diseases

One in eight: Young people and mental health

Over 12 per cent of five to 19-year-olds are currently dealing with at least one mental health disorder

Elderly care: Bridging the gap

There is a clear opportunity for community pharmacists and their teams to lead best practice

Depression increases VTE risk, study suggests

Depression and antidepressants may increase the risk of venous thromboembolism (VTE), according to a metaanalysis that included eight observational studies involving 960,113 people

Exercise improves mood – but ‘more isn’t always better’, says study

A major US study points to a clear association between regular exercise and a reduction in poor mental health – but suggests that ‘more exercise is not always better’

Withdrawal symptoms as well as addiction common with ADs

‘Withdrawal’ symptoms and ‘addiction’ are commonly reported by people taking antidepressants, according to an online survey study of 1,829 patients in New Zealand

Clinical briefing: Depression

An Australian study shows that community pharmacists can effectively screen, assess risk and refer people with depression

Pill increases risk of depression

Hormonal contraceptives seem to increase the risk of depression, particularly among adolescents, according to JAMA Psychiatry

Antidepressants used in pregnancy linked to epilepsy

Mothers who take antidepressants during early pregnancy seem to give birth to children at increased risk of epilepsy

Update: Most antidepressants ineffective in young people

Antidepressants do not seem to offer a clear advantage for children and adolescents, according to the Lancet

Antidepressant prescribing sees greatest increase

Prescription items for antidepressants saw the greatest rise in 2015, according to the Health and Social Care Information Centre



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