“Depression in Youth: Underdiagnosed and Deadly” AND More on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin!

1) Depression in Youth: Underdiagnosed and Deadly

The mechanics of therapy look quite different for younger patients, whose experiences with depression vary by age, emotional vocabulary, cognitive development, and experiences with trauma.

2) The Last Undiscovered Organ in the Body

Presenters of Psyched! podcast talk about biological psychiatry, schizophrenia, and biotypes with a researcher who has presented groundbreaking work in the field.

3) Antidepressant Mechanism of Ketamine Revealed?

Ketamine’s antidepressant effects require activation of the brain’s opioid system, new research suggests.

4) Depressed children 6 times more likely to have skill deficits

Now, researchers have found that children who show mild to severe symptoms of depression in second and third grades are six times more likely to have skill deficits, such as difficulties with social skills or academics, than children without symptoms. Parents and teachers also had difficulties recognizing depression in children.

5) “Is It Just a Phase?” What to Do When Transgender Youths Ask to Transition

In the last 5 years, many clinicians have faced tough questions about how best to serve transgender youth while doing no harm. They are aided in this task by the recent explosion in clinical research on best practices for supporting and treating the transgender community. However, at the same time, the increase in access to gender-affirming hormone therapy and puberty suppressors has led transgender individuals to seek medical transition at younger ages, raising important questions about the risks and benefits of early transition.

Thank you and see you tomorrow for more articles!

Best Regards,


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