Mood Disorders Information Center

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Testing the Current Guidelines for Antidepressant Treatment of New Onset Depression

Investigators determined that titrating sertraline to 100 mg/day vs 50 mg/day for initial antidepressant therapy for a new MDD episode has no added benefit and increases cost.

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

TMS Device Cleared to Treat Obsessive Compulsive Disorder

Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) uses magnetic fields to stimulate nerve cells in the brain.

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Does Bipolar I Disorder Effect the Course of Conduct/Antisocial Personality Disorders in Adolescents?

Adolescents with bipolar I disorder whose symptoms are in remission are significantly less likely to experience conduct disorder or antisocial personality disorder.

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Parental Depression Ups Odds of Child Use of Health Services

Findings seen across spectrum of care -- outpatient, emergency department, inpatient.

FAST Scores for Functioning Are Meaningful for Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

FAST Scores for Functioning Are Meaningful for Recovery in Bipolar Disorder

There is no distinct cut off for the Functional Assessment Short Test between none, mind, moderate, and severe functional impairment.

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Once-Monthly Perseris Approved for the Treatment of Schizophrenia

Perseris, an atypical antipsychotic, has an extended-release delivery system that releases sustained levels of risperidone over 1 month.

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

Lithium Use During Pregnancy Linked to Infant, Maternal Health Risks

Maternal lithium use in the first trimester of pregnancy may increase the risk for infant malformations.

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Prenatal Depression More Common in Young Moms Today

Depressed mood more common in young pregnant women today than in their mothers' generation.

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Differences Between Cyclothymic Disorder and Unspecified Bipolar Disorder in Youth May Indicate Course of Disorder

Investigators sought to determine the differences between youth with cyclothymic disorder and bipolar disorder not otherwise specified.

Screening for Tardive Dyskinesia Associated with Antipsychotic Treatment

Screening for Tardive Dyskinesia Associated with Antipsychotic Treatment

Patients receiving treatment with antipsychotic agents would benefit from screening for tardive dyskinesia as these repetitive movements can negatively affect quality of life.

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