“SSRIs a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ in Major Depression?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Lets begin! 1) SSRIs a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ in Major Depression? SSRIs may amplify the living environment of patients with MDD so that those in more positive situations are more likely to remit compared with their counterparts living in less favorable conditions. 2) Problem Gaming, Sexual … More “SSRIs a ‘Double-Edged Sword’ in Major Depression?” AND More on Best 5 Tuesday Reads

“When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Let’s start! 1) When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response As this and previous research on dose increase strategies have produced inconsistent findings, the researchers recommended clinicians consider other responses to antidepressant treatment failure, at least for selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. … More “When Antidepressants Fail, Dose Increase May Be a Less Effective Response” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Dramatic Rise in Suicide Related Visits at Children’s Hospitals AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads

1) Dramatic Rise in Suicide-Related Visits at Children’s Hospitals The percentage of children and adolescents presenting at US pediatric hospitals for suicidal ideation (SI) or suicidal attempts (SAs) doubled from 2008 to 2015, new research shows. On reading this study, Dr. Cora Collette Breuner, MD, MPH, a prominent pediatrician, urged clinicians “not to be bummed … More Dramatic Rise in Suicide Related Visits at Children’s Hospitals AND more on Best 5 Monday Reads

Best 5 Monday Reads

Today we will be touching upon associatation between physical activity and depression, prevention and treatment of addiction, long term effects of antidepressants, effect of pharmacogenetic testing tools on depression treatment and more! 1) Physical Activity and Incident Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Available evidence supports the notion that physical activity can confer protection … More Best 5 Monday Reads

The effects of depression on the body beyond suicide: Keypoints from Podcast “Psyched!”

So I was just listening to a podcast “Psyched!” with an episode titled “Depression: A killing disease” hosted by Dr. David Carreon and Dr. Jessica Gold. The guest of the episode was Dr. Charles Nemeroff, a renowned psychiatrist who is currently working as the Director of University of Miami Center on Aging and Chairman of … More The effects of depression on the body beyond suicide: Keypoints from Podcast “Psyched!”