Kalmár S.Private practice, Kecskemét, HungaryNeuropsychopharmacol Hung. 2009 Dec;11(4):227-34. Introduction: Disturbances of perception play a considerable role in depressed patients’ symptoms. These symptoms are mostly secondary in the daily practice, however, the disturbances of perception of a mild degree lead to cognitive distortions, and they make the recognition of the depression significantly more difficult. Purpose: To […]
Depression is a mental disorder characterized by low mood accompanied by other symptoms
Clinical significance of transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) in the treatment of pharmacoresistant depression: synthesis of recent data.
Demitrack MA, Thase ME.Neuronetics, Inc.Psychopharmacol Bull. 2009;42(2):5-38. Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is a novel treatment for patients with major depressive disorder. Although clearly safer and better tolerated than many other pharmacotherapeutic options or electroconvulsive therapy, questions have persisted about thbe magnitude of the efficacy of TMS in patients with pharmacoresistant depression, and the clinical significance […]
Religious attendance reduces cognitive decline among older women with high levels of depressive symptoms
Corsentino EA, Collins N, Sachs-Ericsson N, Blazer DG.Department of Psychology, Florida State University, Tallahassee, FL, USA.J Gerontol A Biol Sci Med Sci. 2009 Dec;64(12):1283-9. BACKGROUND: There is growing evidence that regular attendance at religious functions is associated with less cognitive decline (CD). However, little research has investigated factors that may moderate the religious attendance-CD relationship. […]
Religious involvement and risk of major depression in a prospective nationwide study of African American adults
Ellison CG, Flannelly KJ.Department of Sociology, University of Texas at Austin, Austin, TX, USA.J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Aug;197(8):568-73. This study investigated the association between religious involvement and major depression in 607 African American adults, using longitudinal data from the National Survey of Black Americans. Logistic regression found that survey participants who reported receiving “a […]
Freeman MP.Center for Women’s Mental Health, Massachusetts General Hospital, Boston, MA, USA.J Clin Psychiatry. 2009;70 Suppl 5:7-11. Patients with major depressive disorder have high rates of cardiovascular disease and other medical comorbidity. Omega-3 fatty acids, particularly those found in fish and seafood, have cardiovascular health benefits and may play an adjunctive role in the treatment […]
Wilbertz G, Brakemeier EL, Zobel I, Härter M, Schramm E.Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University Medical Center Freiburg, Germany.J Affect Disord. 2010 Jan 18. BACKGROUND: The Cognitive Behavioral Analysis System of Psychotherapy (CBASP) by James McCullough is the first psychotherapeutical approach specifically designed for chronic depression. Whereas its efficacy has recently been studied, empirical investigations […]
Sher L, Mann JJ, Traskman-Bendz L, Winchel R, Huang YY, Fertuck E, Stanley BH.Division of Neuroscience, Department of Psychiatry, Columbia University, New York State Psychiatric Institute, New York, NY, USA.J Affect Disord. 2006 Jan;90(1):83-9. BACKGROUND: Studies suggest that the dopaminergic system is involved in the pathogenesis of major depression, Axis II disorders, and suicidal behavior. […]
Functional Connectivity Bias of the Orbitofrontal Cortex in Drug-Free Patients with Major Depression.
Frodl T, Bokde AL, Scheuerecker J, Lisiecka D, Schoepf V, Hampel H, Möller HJ, Brückmann H, Wiesmann M, Meisenzahl E. Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian University, Munich, Germany; Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine and Trinity College, Institute of Neuroscience, Integrated Neuroimaging, The Adelaide and Meath Hospital incorporating the National Children’s Hospital (AMNCH), St. […]
Sibille E, Wang Y, Joeyen-Waldorf J, Gaiteri C, Surget A, Oh S,Belzung C, Tseng GC, Lewis DA.Department of Psychiatry, University of Pittsburgh, Pittsburgh, PA, USA.Am J Psychiatry. 2009 Sep;166(9):1011-24. Major depressive disorder is a heterogeneous illness with a mostly uncharacterized pathology. Recent gene array attempts to identify the molecular underpinnings of the illness in human […]
Harmer CJ, O’Sullivan U, Favaron E, Massey-Chase R, Ayres R, ReineckeA, Goodwin GM, Cowen PJ. University Department of Psychiatry, Warneford Hospital, Oxford, UK. Am J Psychiatry.2009 Oct;166(10):1178-84. Acute administration of an antidepressant increases positive affective processing in healthy volunteers, an effect that may be relevant to the therapeutic actions of these medications. The authors investigated […]