Kegel M, Dam H, Ali F, Bjerregaard P.Department of Psychiatry, Ballerup, Ballerup Boulevard 2, Ballerup 2750, Denmark. Nord J Psychiatry. 2009;63(4):331-5. The aim of this study was to determine the prevalence of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in Greenlanders and Danes living at four different latitudes in Greenland. A Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire (SPAQ) was mailed […]
Category: Mood Disorders
Howland RH.University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine, Western Psychiatric Institute and Clinic, Pittsburgh, PA 15213, USA. J Psychosoc Nurs Ment Health Serv. 2009 Jan;47(1):17-20. The syndrome of seasonal affective disorder (SAD) is defined as a history of major depressive episodes that recur regularly at a particular time of year, typically fall or winter, and completely […]
Early response to light therapy partially predicts long-term antidepressant effects in patients with seasonal affective disorder.
Sher L, Matthews JR, Turner EH, Postolache TT, Katz KS, Rosenthal NE.Section on Biological Rhythms, National Institute of Mental Health, Bethesda, Md., USA.J Psychiatry Neurosci. 2001 Sep;26(4):336-8. OBJECTIVE: To determine if the antidepressant effect of 1 hour of light therapy is predictive of the response after 1 and 2 weeks of treatment in patients with […]
A model for self-treatment of four sub-types of symptomatic ‘depression’ using non-prescription agents: neuroticism (anxiety and emotional instability); malaise (fatigue and painful symptoms); demotivation (anhedonia) and seasonal affective disorder ‘SAD’
Charlton BG. Med Hypotheses. 2009 Jan;72(1):1-7. This article will present a model for how ‘depression’ (i.e. depressive symptoms) can be divided into four self-diagnosed sub-types or causes which might then be self-treated using agents available without prescription. (Another, much rarer, cause of depressed symptoms is the classical illness of ‘melancholia’, which when severe cannot be […]
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 […]
Taking moderate to high daily doses of antidepressants for more than 2 years is associated with an 84% increased risk for diabetes, according to a large observational study conducted by a group from Bremen Institute for Prevention Research and Social Medicine in Bremen, Germany, based on the data from the U.K. General Practice Research Database. […]
Kennedy CH, Cook JH, Poole DR, Brunson CL, Jones DE. Review of the first year of an overseas military gambling treatment program. Mil Med. 2005 Aug;170(8):683-7. This study provides descriptive information and preliminary first-year outcome data on the only overseas military gambling treatment option currently available. Implemented in January 2003 within the Substance Abuse Rehabilitation […]
Leo Sher, M.D. The syndrome of “seasonal affective disorder” (SAD) is a condition where depressions in fall and winter alternate with nondepressed periods in the spring and summer. It has been suggested that in order to be diagnosed as having SAD a patient must met the following criteria: a history of major affective disorder; at […]