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Category list : Depression

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  • Paediatric depression trials

    20 APR 2007 23:00

    A new meta-analysis of paediatric trials supports the view that use of antidepressants in children and adolescents for major depressive disorder, obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) and non-OCD anxiety disorders increases the risk of suicidal behaviour.

  • Omega-3s for depression

    17 FEB 2007 0:00

    There is no convincing evidence that long-chain omega-3 fatty acids are an effective single treatment for depression, according to a review of evidence in February's issue of Drug and Therapeutics Bulletin.

  • DVD for patients with depression

    20 JAN 2007 0:00

    Community pharmacists in south west London are taking part in a mental health promotion project in which they will give out a DVD containing information on antidepressants, cognitive behavioural therapy and relaxation techniques to all patients who present with their first prescription for antidepressants.

  • Depression link to mortality in heart failure

    18 NOV 2006 0:00

    Depression, but not antidepressant use, is associated with increased mortality in patients with heart failure, a prospective study has indicated.

  • SSRIs' effect on depression apparent within first week

    18 NOV 2006 0:00

    Treatment with a selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) is associated with symptomatic improvement in depression by the end of the first week, according to a meta-analysis published in the Archives of General Psychiatry (2006;63:1217).

  • Study provides evidence of link between isotretinoin and depression

    20 OCT 2006 23:00

    Chris Martin-Bahr/Science Photo Library Mouse study allowed researchers to separate out effects of acne on mood

  • Pramipexole may help PD patients with depression

    23 JUN 2006 23:00

    The dopamine agonist pramipexole — used in the treatment of Parkinson's disease — may be effective as an antidepressant for patients with Parkinson's disease who have not yet developed motor complications, according to data from a recent study (Journal of Neurology

  • New MHRA investigation into co-cyprindiol and depression

    12 MAY 2006 23:00

    Depression in women taking Dianette (co-cyprindiol) is to be investigated by the Medicines and Healthcare products Regulatory Agency in response to a dossier submitted by the Adverse Psychiatric Reactions Information Link (APRIL) charity.

  • Diabetes patients who have recovered from depression benefit from continued treatment

    5 MAY 2006 23:00

    Patients with diabetes who recover from a bout of depression benefit from continued antidepressant treatment, a study shows (Archives of General Psychiatry 2006;63:521).

  • The frequency of anxiety and depression in purchasers of over-the-counter sleep aids

    21 APR 2006 23:00

    David B. Menkes, MD, PhD, is professor and Gary P. Slegg, MSc, is research fellow in the section of psychological medicine at Wrexham Medical Institute Academic Unit, Technology Park, Wrexham LL13 7YP

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