Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression
Can't see this email? View it online
   
  April 12, 2018  
  Psychiatry  
  The latest psychiatry news from News Medical  
 Study questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depressionStudy questions efficacy, safety of intranasal ketamine for depression
 
Nasal spray devices have been touted as a promising way to deliver ketamine to patients with treatment-resistant depression, with this application easier to use and less invasive than other clinical delivery methods such as injections.
 
 
 Validating the Diagnosis of DepressionValidating the Diagnosis of Depression
 
Parry outlines her research in diagnosing depression, which led to her winning the Pittcon 2018 Achievement Award.
 
 
 Magnesium found to be effective for mild-to-moderate depression symptomsMagnesium found to be effective for mild-to-moderate depression symptoms
 
Magnesium is effective for mild-to-moderate depression in adults, research has found.
 
 
 Online program increases depression treatment rates among adolescent mothersOnline program increases depression treatment rates among adolescent mothers
 
An online program persuaded teenage mothers across 10 Kentucky counties to seek medical help for depression, highlighting an inexpensive way to increase mental health treatment rates for the vulnerable group, according to a University of Louisville study.
 
   Fearful worms provide new clues about human anxietyFearful worms provide new clues about human anxiety
 
Ask a dozen people about their greatest fears, and you'll likely get a dozen different responses. That, along with the complexity of the human brain, makes fear--and its close cousin, anxiety--difficult to study.
 
   Facts for Fibromyalgia Patients – What, Why and How?Facts for Fibromyalgia Patients – What, Why and How?
 
Fibromyalgia is a disorder in which many joints and muscles feel painful, in addition to sleep problems, fatigue, mood disorders and impaired memory.
 
   Shimmer3 GSR integrated to Tobii Pro’s software platform for eye tracking researchShimmer3 GSR integrated to Tobii Pro’s software platform for eye tracking research
 
Tobii Pro, the global leader in eye tracking research solutions, has partnered with Shimmer and integrated their wearable wireless GSR (galvanic skin response) sensor into its software analysis platform, Tobii Pro Lab.
 
   Brain SPECT scans predict treatment outcomes in patients with depressionBrain SPECT scans predict treatment outcomes in patients with depression
 
New research from the Amen Clinics shows that brain SPECT imaging, a study that measures blood flow and activity patterns, identifies who is likely to get better from depression and who is not.
 
   Older workers' experiences of depression in the contemporary workplace - Research ProjectOlder workers' experiences of depression in the contemporary workplace - Research Project
 
Are you aged 50 years or above, currently working in the UK and have previously experienced depression? If so, we would like to hear from you!
 
 Docs worry there’s ‘nowhere to send’ new and expectant moms with depression
 
Docs worry there’s ‘nowhere to send’ new and expectant moms with depressionLawmakers in California will begin debate next month on a bill that would require doctors to screen new moms for mental health problems — once while they’re pregnant and again after they give birth.
 
 
 Penn State psychologists shed light on false memories in older adults
 
Penn State psychologists shed light on false memories in older adultsOlder adults often complain about forgetting, but Penn State psychologists suggest that another problem may be misremembering.
 
 
 Mental health assessment in health checks can help detect psychologically vulnerable people
 
Mental health assessment in health checks can help detect psychologically vulnerable peopleIf mental health was made part of a health check, then it would be possible to detect vulnerable people who have not received assistance from doctors or psychologists for their psychological problems. This is shown by a new study from Aarhus University.
 
 
 Maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in offspring, study suggests
 
Maternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in offspring, study suggestsMaternal obesity and androgen excess induce sex-specific anxiety in the offspring, according to a study on mice by researchers at Karolinska Institutet in Sweden published in The FASEB Journal.
 
 
 Depression may be linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillation
 
Depression may be linked to increased risk of atrial fibrillationA study has shown that depression may be a risk factor for atrial fibrillation, a common heart rhythm disorder that can cause clot formation and stroke.
 
 
 Mental health symptoms associated with risky driving behaviors in novice teen drivers
 
Mental health symptoms associated with risky driving behaviors in novice teen driversMental health symptoms related to attention deficit-hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) and conduct disorder are associated with increased errors in a driving simulator and self-reported risky driving behaviors in adolescents, according to study in Nursing Research, published by Wolters Kluwer.
 
 
 Children with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disorders
 
Children with autism and ADHD at increased risk for anxiety, mood disordersChildren with both autism spectrum disorder (ASD) and attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) are at increased risk for being diagnosed with or treated for anxiety and mood disorders, according to a study published in Pediatrics today.
 
 
 Children with ADHD and autism are more likely to develop anxiety
 
Children with ADHD and autism are more likely to develop anxietyA recent study has found that children diagnosed with ADHD and autism spectrum disorder (ASD) are more likely to develop mood disorders and anxiety.
 
 
 Researchers link teenage driving behaviors to ADHD, other mental health disorders
 
Researchers link teenage driving behaviors to ADHD, other mental health disordersTeenage drivers ages 16 to 19 are three times more likely to get into fatal accidents than their older counterparts. In this age group, around 20 percent in the United States have been affected by symptoms associated with mental health disorders, including 9 percent with a lifetime history of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD).
 
 
 Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority women
 
Researchers urge federal policymakers to address perinatal depression among minority womenDespite Latinas' and African-American women's increased risks of perinatal depression and the availability of reliable screening tools and national awareness campaigns, research has shown that these women are significantly less likely to be screened or treated.
 
 
 Study shows role of benzodiazepines in managing depression
 
A paper published in the current issue of Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics, as a result of the collaboration of several universities (University of Bologna, The Pennsylvania State University, Wayne State University, University of Pennsylvania) points to the important role that benzodiazepines may have in depression.
 
 
 Adolescent mental disorder rates vary by immigrant generation and race-ethnicity
 
Adolescent mental disorder rates vary by immigrant generation and race-ethnicityImmigrant youth from specific racial-ethnic groups in the USA tend to have lower rates of certain mental disorders compared to their non-immigrant peers,reports a study published in the April 2018 issue of the Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
 
 
 Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study says
 
Parkinson's patients who show depression symptoms may actually have demoralization, study saysPeople with Parkinson's disease who show signs of depression may actually have a condition called demoralization, according to a study published in the April 4, 2018, online issue of Neurology®, the medical journal of the American Academy of Neurology. That study found demoralization may be common in Parkinson's disease.
 
 
 Non-stigmatizing messages can be effective strategy to boost support for mental health services
 
Non-stigmatizing messages can be effective strategy to boost support for mental health servicesIn public-health campaigns to boost support for improvements in the mental health system, messages that link mental illness to violence may be counterproductive, according to a study from researchers at Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.
 
 
 Vitamin D blood test may have potential to rapidly diagnose bipolar disorder in children
 
Vitamin D blood test may have potential to rapidly diagnose bipolar disorder in childrenA blood test may have the potential to speed accurate diagnosis - and proper treatment - of bipolar disorder in children, new research suggests.
 
 
 Yoga and mindfulness activities at school can benefit children with anxiety
 
Yoga and mindfulness activities at school can benefit children with anxietyParticipating in yoga and mindfulness activities at school helps third-graders exhibiting anxiety improve their wellbeing and emotional health, according to a new Tulane University study published in the journal Psychology Research and Behavior Management.
 
 
 PCOS linked to increased risk of mental health disorders
 
PCOS linked to increased risk of mental health disordersWomen with polycystic ovary syndrome, the most common hormone condition among young women, are prone to mental health disorders, and their children face an increased risk of developing attention deficit hyperactivity disorder and autism spectrum disorder, according to a new study published in the Endocrine Society's Journal of Clinical Endocrinology & Metabolism.
 
 
 Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?
 
Childhood Eczema and Mental Health: Where is the Link?The link between eczema in childhood and mental health problems in later life has been the subject of research for many years. The effect is thought to be linked to the release of cytokines and is often more pronounced in females than males.
 
 
 Separation Anxiety Disorder Symptoms
 
Separation Anxiety Disorder SymptomsSeparation anxiety disorder is a psychiatric condition characterized by excessive fear when parted from loved ones or those to whom the patient is closely attached. Though particularly common in children, this condition may also be present in youngsters and even in adults.
 
 
 Separation Anxiety Disorder Causes
 
Separation Anxiety Disorder CausesSeparation anxiety disorder is a psychological disorder characterized by the display of extreme worry and discomfort while going away from the things and/or people to whom one is attached.
 
 
 Psychiatrist stays close to home and true to her childhood promise
 
Psychiatrist stays close to home and true to her childhood promiseDr. Yamanda Edwards, the daughter of a truck driver and a stay-at-home mom, grew up just a few miles from Martin Luther King/Drew Medical Center, at the time an iconic yet troubled hospital in South Los Angeles.
 
 
 To treat pain, PTSD and other ills, Tennessee vets try tai chi
 
To treat pain, PTSD and other ills, Tennessee vets try tai chiEvery week in Murfreesboro, Tenn., Zibin Guo guides veterans in wheelchairs through slow-motion tai chi poses as a Bluetooth speaker plays soothing instrumental music.
 
 
 PET imaging agent may help predict effectiveness of depression treatment
 
PET imaging agent may help predict effectiveness of depression treatmentA positron emission tomography imaging agent could show, ahead of time, whether a specific treatment is likely to be effective for major depressive disorder--a debilitating condition that affects more than 14 million Americans.
 
 
 Uncovering Hidden Symptoms: Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s Disease
 
Uncovering Hidden Symptoms: Hallucinations and Delusions in Parkinson’s DiseaseHallucinations and delusions associated with PD, like those experienced by Mr. Roberts, make up what is known as Parkinson’s disease psychosis.