Current Research on Depression from around the World

There are more than 264 million people of all ages who suffer from depression, The World Health Organization (WHO) reports in its Depression Fact Sheet. According to the WHO, the mental disorder is a leading cause of disability around the world and a major contributor to the overall global burden of disease.

You’ll find on this page latest news about current research on depression.

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  • Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack May 6, 2021
    Young and middle-aged adults who reported severe psychological distress -- such as depression or anxiety -- after suffering a heart attack were more than twice as likely to suffer a second cardiac event within five years compared with those experiencing only mild distress, according to a new study.
  • International study links brain thinning to psychosis May 5, 2021
    Subtle differences in the shape of the brain that are present in adolescence are associated with the development of psychosis, according to an international team. The 'sobering' results were made using the largest study to date of brain scans in adolescents at risk for psychosis.
  • New neuroimaging technique studies brain stimulation for depression May 4, 2021
    Despite increased use of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation in psychiatry, the rates at which patients respond to the therapy and experience remission of often-disabling symptoms have been modest at best. Now, a team of psychiatrists and biomedical engineers applied an emerging functional neuroimaging technology, known as diffuse optical tomography (DOT), to better understand how rTMS […]
  • Little to no increase in association between adolescents' mental health problems and digital tech May 4, 2021
    A new study suggests that over the past 30 years, there has been little to no increase in the association between adolescents' technology engagement and mental health problems. The study also urges more transparent collaborations between academia and industry.
  • Need to vent? Turn to real-life support, not social media May 3, 2021
    Research compares effectiveness of seeking social support in real-life versus over social media.
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  • Four Bipolar Experiences and Risks Unique to Adolescents May 7, 2021
    Adolescent patients with bipolar disorder are at a uniquely vulnerable period in their lives, which presents challenges in treatment. What are some of their experiences and risks that medical professionals should be looking out for and communicating to parents? The post Four Bipolar Experiences and Risks Unique to Adolescents appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
  • Lumateperone Under Review for Bipolar Depression May 7, 2021
    The sNDA submissions are supported by data from 2 global randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled phase 3 studies. The post Lumateperone Under Review for Bipolar Depression appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
  • Child-Parent Psychotherapy Benefits Children and Mothers’ Affective Expression and Cohesion May 5, 2021
    Researchers conducted a longitudinal study to determine the benefits of CPP on mothers with depression and their toddler children. The post Child-Parent Psychotherapy Benefits Children and Mothers’ Affective Expression and Cohesion appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
  • Psilocybin Improved Overall Symptoms of Depression May 3, 2021
    Psilocybin has been shown to have antidepressant properties. With direct comparisons between psilocybin and established treatments for depression lacking, the study researchers looked at psilocybin and escitalopram. The post Psilocybin Improved Overall Symptoms of Depression appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
  • Panel of 26 Biomarkers May Allow for Precision Medicine Treatment Plans Among Patients With Mood Disorders April 26, 2021
    This study looked at whether biomarkers can aid in the diagnosis of mood disorders as self-reporting or the clinical impression of a health care professional are not always reliable. The post Panel of 26 Biomarkers May Allow for Precision Medicine Treatment Plans Among Patients With Mood Disorders appeared first on Psychiatry Advisor.
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  • We’ve learnt so much this year – and not just how to languish May 9, 2021
    While we wait to flourish again, there are still some things to be taken from the fine art of languishingThe pandemic has taught us a lot about ourselves. Too much, some might say. Too much, about the limits of a relationship forced to live between two people in a one-room flat, an indoor cat gazing […]
  • One in five UK adults have had depressive symptoms during pandemic May 5, 2021
    Experts say many people may not be getting care they need as GP diagnoses of depression fallCoronavirus – latest updatesSee all our coronavirus coverageOne in five adults in Britain have experienced symptoms of depression during the pandemic, with young people, disabled people and renters hit the hardest, according to official figures.The figures, based on the […]
  • Non-hallucinogenic psychedelics: scientists close in on compound April 28, 2021
    Discovery could accelerate development of easy-to-use treatments for mental health conditionsResearchers have identified a psychedelic that doesn’t trigger hallucinations, a key discovery that could allow scientists to accelerate the development of easy-to-use treatments for mental health and neurological conditions.Researchers are racing to harness the therapeutic potential of psychedelics for poorly treated conditions such as depression […]
  • ‘It’s OK to not be OK’ is a nice hashtag, but does it really help? | Rebecca Lawrence April 28, 2021
    Platitudes are no substitute for resources when it comes to supporting people with mental illness“It’s OK to not be OK.” A phrase I’ve seen a lot lately: on well-meaning leaflets and posters, in think pieces and, inevitably, as a hashtag (the fact that it’s the title of an acclaimed Korean drama has probably made it […]
  • Can magic mushrooms really help you understand bitcoin? April 26, 2021
    That’s what one German billionaire says. But it’s not why the Aztecs and the hippies were such fansName: The shroom boom.Age: Ancient rock art in Castilla-La Mancha in Spain suggests that Psilocybe hispanica, one of the mushrooms that contains the psychoactive compound psilocybin, was taken in religious ceremonies as long as 6,000 years ago. Continue […]