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.
- Mental health may play big role in recovery after a heart attack May 6, 2021Young 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, 2021Subtle 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, 2021Despite 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, 2021A 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, 2021Research compares effectiveness of seeking social support in real-life versus over social media.
- Scientific Meeting » Sleep and Suicide Prevention Workshop: Advancing Innovation and Intervention Opportunity May 26, 2021On May 26-27, 2021, NIMH will conduct a virtual workshop: Sleep and Suicide Prevention: Advancing Innovation and Intervention Opportunity.
- Scientific Meeting » NIMH Livestream Event on Borderline Personality Disorder May 21, 2021In recognition of National Borderline Personality Disorder Awareness Month, NIMH is hosting a livestream event featuring experts on May 21, 2021.
- Scientific Meeting » The NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series: Genetic Clues to Autism Heterogeneity May 13, 2021On May 13, 2021, Elise Robinson, Sc.D., will discuss genetic clues to autism heterogeneity during the NIMH Director’s Innovation Speaker Series.
- Video » What are the risks and benefits of participating in clinical research? April 28, 2021This video will tell you about the risks and benefits of participating in clinical research.
- Video » Getting to Know Your Brain: Dealing with Stress April 27, 2021We will be talking about what stress and anxiety are, where they come from, and different ways of coping with them. We will also talk about how the brain works in teenagers and why this is such an important time of development.
- Canada is seeing a mental health ‘crisis’ but more are willing to discuss it: pollThe Ipsos poll found half of Canadians are at a high risk of mental health issues, yet more than half are willing to talk about it either privately or publicly.
- Mental Health Monday: Integrating mental health into B.C.’s public health-care system"I would love to see Minister Dix and the rest of the government approve registered psychologists to be eligible providers under the medical services plan," said Dr. Lesley Lutes.
- Four Bipolar Experiences and Risks Unique to Adolescents May 7, 2021Adolescent 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, 2021The 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, 2021Researchers 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, 2021Psilocybin 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, 2021This 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.
- Molecular mechanisms underlying the antidepressant actions of arketamine: beyond the NMDA receptor May 7, 2021
- Correction: Do side effects of antidepressants impact efficacy estimates based on the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale? A pooled patient-level analysis May 7, 2021
- Psychological responses among nurses caring for patients with COVID-19: a comparative study in China May 6, 2021
- Transcranial photobiomodulation prevents PTSD-like comorbidities in rats experiencing underwater trauma May 5, 2021
- A digital intervention targeting cognitive control network dysfunction in middle age and older adults with major depression May 4, 2021
- We’ve learnt so much this year – and not just how to languish May 9, 2021While 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, 2021Experts 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, 2021Discovery 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, 2021Platitudes 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, 2021That’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 […]