Study suggests that loss of depression treatment response is likely due to loss of placebo response.
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DOV Pharmaceutical announced Phase Ib results for DOV 21,947, its lead triple reuptake inhibitor for the treatment of depression and obesity.
A variation in a gene appears to make people with depression more likely to respond to the medication citalopram than are people without the variation.
In a foreseeable future, scientists will be able to produce measures to predict response to antidepressants taking into account each individual's genotype. This is a new way of approaching to depression treatment.
A variation in a gene called GRIK4 appears to make people with depression more likely to respond to the medication citalopram.
FDA's request for more data on Wyeth's experimental drug Pristiq as a nonhormonal treatment for hot flashes and other menopausal symptoms should not delay its approval as a depression treatment, company officials said Tuesday, the AP/Business Week reports (Johnson, AP/Business Week, 7/31).
Medication ketamine, when used experimentally for depression, relieves symptoms of the disorder in hours.
When girls co-ruminate, they are spending such a high percentage of their time dwelling on problems and concerns that it probably makes them feel sad and more hopeless about the problems because those problems are in the forefront of their minds. Those are symptoms of depression.
While depression or symptoms appears to be common in early Parkinson's disease (PD), it often goes without treatment or is not diagnosed.
In a study of more than 100,000 patients who received depression treatment, suicide attempts declined during the first month of treatment - whether that treatment for depression consisted of medication, psychotherapy, or both.
In a world first, the Australian Centre for Addiction Research (ACAR) at the University of Sydney is developing an innovative approach to effectively assist people to manage their depression, anxiety and alcohol consumption by correspondence.
Antidepressant use may boost fracture risk as evidence is accumulating that depression is a risk factor for osteoporosis.
New findings on the effects of computer based-training on cognitive function for baby boomers and seniors suggest that cognitive training offers a positive impact and should be prescribed for individuals living with depression.
People ages 50 and over who regularly took antidepressants called selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors had double the rate of fractures as people not using such medications.
Older patients with major depression whose primary care physicians team with depression care managers are 45% less likely to die within a 5-year time period than older adults with major depression who receive their care in primary care practices where there are no depression care managers.
Some ethnic minorities could be twice as likely as white and Native American people to prefer counseling and prayer to medication for treating depression.
Youths who faced depression in the past year were twice as likely as those who did not have depression to take their first drink or use drugs for the first time.
Depression Group Claims New Black Box Warning May Jeopardize Use Of Life-Saving Medications By Young Adults
Depression and Bipolar Support Alliance said the risk of suicide for people within that age group may increase, responding to the Food and Drug Administration's plan to extend a black box warning on the risk of suicidal thinking and behavior in youth between the ages of 18-24.
Breastfeeding and the good fats in Omega-3 fatty acids help new moms fight depression.
Most women with recurrent depression may be able to prevent subsequent depressive episodes with monthly maintenance interpersonal psychotherapy.
Depression may be an early symptom of Parkinson's disease.
Older adults who have had symptoms of depression - whether those symptoms occurred once, increased or remained steady over a 10-year period - may be more likely to develop diabetes than those without depressive symptoms.