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By On June 16th, 2015

Major Depressive Disorder May Be Associated With Low Bone Density In Men

According to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland in collaboration with Deakin University, Australia, men with recurrent major depressive disorder (MDD) and notably more likely to have lower bone mineral density (BMD). The use of antidepressants is already known to be linked with lower BMD, however this association is dependent on weight…

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By On April 6th, 2015

Hippocampal Size May Predict Depression Treatment Effectiveness

Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) has recently gained attention for its ability to reduce depression symptoms in many individuals who are treatment to more traditional methods. Now, new research published in Biological Psychiatry indicates hippocampal structure could be a useful indicator of which individuals with major depression are most likely to benefit from the treatment. Researchers from…

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By On January 22nd, 2015

Study Shows Adolescents With Major Depressive Disorder Need More Focused Care

A recent study published in the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry highlights the importance of early identification and intervention for depression in American children. The researchers used data from a nationally representative sample of adolescents who participated in the National Comorbidity Survey – Adolescent Supplement (NCS-A) to evaluate for symptoms…

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By On March 20th, 2014

Illness Factors Inform Suicide Risk in Bipolar and Depressive Disorder Patients

Despite patients with bipolar disorder having a higher recorded prevalence of suicide attempts when compared to those with major depressive disorder (MDD), a new study suggests the different illnesses may not be the reason for the differential rates. According to a new report published in Bipolar Disorders, the higher prevalence of suicide attempts in patients…

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