Tag: Depression

Depression screening tools in patients with kidney failure

A recent analysis examines research on the use of depression screening tools in patients with kidney failure. The results appear in an upcoming issue of CJASN. People with kidney failure experience depression at rates higher than the general population. Medicare requires routine depression screening for patients with kidney failure, but no clear guidance on which

ECT May Reduce Suicide Risk in Patients With Bipolar Depression

WEDNESDAY, Sept. 30, 2020 — Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may help treat features of bipolar depression, including suicidality, according to study results partially published earlier this year in the The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry and presented at the annual congress of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology, held virtually from Sept. 12 to 15. Giulio E.

None of the most common blood pressure medications increased the risk of depression, some lowered the risk

None of the 41 most common high blood pressure medications increased the risk of depression, while nine medications appeared to lower it, according to a study from Denmark, published today in Hypertension, an American Heart Association journal. Depression is common among patients with high blood pressure (also called hypertension), heart disease and stroke, and this

Targeted treatment for depression could benefit patients with psychosis

Patients with early onset psychosis may benefit from treatment for depression, including with anti-depressants alongside other medication, new research shows. According to scientists at the University of Birmingham’s Institute for Mental Health, depression may be an intrinsic part of early phase psychotic disorders that should be treated together with other more prominent symptoms to improve

Clock-controlled chemokine contributes to neuroinflammation-induced depression

Depression is a mental disorder with complex gene-environment interactions. Previous studies have suggested circadian factors play a crucial role in the etiology of depression. Moreover, there is a growing body of evidence supporting neuroinflammation is an important factor involving the pathology of depression. More interestingly, microglia as the main executor of immune function in the

Direct relationship between depression and inflammation called into question

Depression has traditionally been linked to increased inflammation. Innovative research by psychologist Eiko Fried refutes this popular assumption. He shows that specific depression symptoms such as sleeping problems explain this relationship. Publication in Psychological Medicine . Over the past few decades, there have been many studies into the relationship between depression and inflammation in the