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Depression and Bipolar Disorder

May 15, 2019 Issue
Depression and Anxiety Disorders: Benefits of Exercise, Yoga, and Meditation [Article]

Many people with depression or anxiety turn to nonpharmacologic and nonconventional interventions, including exercise, yoga, meditation, tai chi, or qi gong. Get the latest evidence on how effective each of these interventions is for the treatment of depression and anxiety.


Feb 1, 2019 Issue
Behavior Issues, Skin Cancer, Adolescent Depression, Prostate Cancer, Deprescribing Antipsychotics [AFP Clinical Answers]

Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.


Oct 15, 2018 Issue
Depression: Screening and Diagnosis [Article]

All adults should be screened for depression regardless of risk factors, as well as children and adolescents 12 years and older. Diagnosis should begin with a validated screening instrument, such as the Patient Health Questionnaire, and positive results should be confirmed using Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders criteria.


Oct 1, 2018 Issue
Depression in Adolescents: AAP Updates Guidelines on Diagnosis and Treatment [Practice Guidelines]

These updated recommendations from the American Academy of Pediatrics aim to address the identification and diagnosis of all forms of depression in adolescents, defined in this guideline as those 10 to 21 years of age.


Jun 1, 2018 Issue
Advocating for Myself: My Journey Through Poststroke Depression [Close-ups]

Although the association between stroke and depression is well known and prevalent, it is often overlooked.


May 1, 2018 Issue
Top 20 Research Studies of 2017 for Primary Care Physicians [Article]

The latest installment of the top 20 research studies for primary care physicians includes studies on cardiovascular disease and hypertension, infections, diabetes mellitus, musculoskeletal problems, and cancer screening, among other topics. The five highest-rated practice guidelines are also summarized.


Mar 15, 2018 Issue
Probiotics for Symptoms of Depression and Anxiety [FPIN's Help Desk Answers]

A combination of three probiotic species slightly improves symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder. Lactobacillus casei alone does not affect depressive symptoms in patients with chronic fatigue syndrome, but it does improve anxiety.


Feb 15, 2018 Issue
Light Therapy Improves Behavioral Disturbances, Sleep, Depression in Older Patients with Cognitive Impairment [POEMs]

In this meta-analysis, older patients with cognitive impairment who were exposed to light therapy had moderate improvements in behavioral disturbances, small improvements in sleep quality, and moderate improvements in depression. The authors did not report data on responders vs. nonresponders or on the potential adverse effects of treatment.


Oct 15, 2017 Issue
Social Media Use and Mood Disorders: When Is It Time to Unplug? [Curbside Consultation]

Americans spend more time on Facebook, the world's largest online social network, than any other website. On the surface, social media networks provide an “invaluable resource for fulfilling the basic human need for social connection.” However, rather than enhancing well-being by fulfilling communic...


Feb 1, 2017 Issue
Sertraline Reduces Risk of Depression in Adults After Traumatic Brain Injury [POEMs]

This study found that sertraline is more effective than placebo (number needed to treat = 6) in preventing the onset of a major depressive disorder in adults following a TBI. This study included patients with mild, moderate, and severe TBI.


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