Category Archives: Mood

Mixed Depression May Be More Common Than Previously Thought

Mixed states are characterized by concurrent manic and depressive symptoms. The concept of a “with mixed features” specifier for major depressive episodes was introduced in DSM-5 and defined by the presence of at least three nonoverlapping opposite-pole symptoms in the context … Continue reading

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Non-invasive Vagus Nerve Stimulation For Depression

A new study published in the current issue of Biological Psychiatry describes successful reduction of depressive symptoms in patients using a novel non-invasive method of vagus nerve stimulation (VNS). Traditional vagus nerve stimulation (VNS) is a neurostimulation technique that has been used … Continue reading

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Task Force Calls for Depression Screening During and After Pregnancy

This week the US Preventive Services Task Force (USPSTF) updated their recommendations on screening for depression in adults. Included in the recommendations is the screening of women for depression during pregnancy and after giving birth. This is the first time … Continue reading

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Sixth Annual Chair Summit Begins This Week

This week a Master Class for Neuroscience Development called the Chair Summit takes place in Tampa, FL (Sept 26-28, 2013). In the early days of medical training in Kos, students, trainees and medical colleagues would gather to discuss their cases … Continue reading

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Some Depressed Outpatients Who Are Not Assessed to be in Remission, Consider Themselves In Remission

A study in Depression and Anxiety by researchers from Brown Medical School, Rhode Island, examined how many mildly symptomatic depressed patients in ongoing treatment who did not score in the remission range on the 17-item Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAMD) … Continue reading

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Chair Summit Meeting Highlights – available now in HORM

Article series from the 3rd Annual Chair Summit, The Master Class for Neuroscience Professional Development (Chair Summit) available now in Health Outcomes Research in Medicine journal (HORM) The continuing professional development of clinicians protects one of our nation’s most precious … Continue reading

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Mood Swings Tracked By Twitter

Researchers from Cornell University using Twitter to monitor the attitudes of 2.4 million people in 84 countries, found that people all over the world awaken in a good mood – but globally that cheer soon deteriorates once the workday progresses. … Continue reading

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