ITEMS IN AFP WITH KEYWORD:
Depression and Bipolar Disorder
Oct 01, 2021 Issue
Does Light Therapy Decrease Depression in Older Adults? [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
Light therapy appears to be mildly effective in treating depression in older adults, but ideal wavelength, intensity, and length of treatment are unknown.
Key clinical questions and their evidence-based answers directly from the journal’s content, written by and for family physicians.
Aug 01, 2021 Issue
Physical Activity and the Prevention of Depression [FPIN's Clinical Inquiries]
Physical activity appears to be associated with a lower risk of developing depression and depressive symptoms.
Jan 1, 2021 Issue
Medications for Treatment-Resistant Depression in Adults [Cochrane for Clinicians]
In patients with treatment-resistant depression, augmenting therapy with atypical antipsychotics can be effective.
Seasonal affective disorder is characterized by depressive symptoms that occur at a specific time of year, typically fall or winter, with full remission at other times of year. First-line therapy for seasonal affective disorder includes light therapy, antidepressants, and cognitive behavior therapy, alone or in combination. If seasonal affective disorder recurs, long-term treatment or preventive intervention is typically indicated. Bupropion appears to have the strongest evidence supporting long-term use.
Nov 1, 2020 Issue
Treatment of Depression in Children and Adolescents [Implementing AHRQ Effective Health Care Reviews]
What are the benefits and harms of nonpharmacologic and pharmacologic treatments for depressive disorders in children and adolescents?
May 1, 2020 Issue
Antidepressants Plus Benzodiazepines for Adults with Major Depression [Cochrane for Clinicians]
A combination of tricyclic antidepressants and benzodiazepines is more effective for major depression in adults than tricyclic antidepressants alone in the first four weeks of treatment.
Esketamine is an in-office treatment for patients with a severe major depressive disorder to be used in addition to oral antidepressant therapy.
Moderate-quality evidence shows that music therapy added to standard care is more effective in the first three months than standard care alone for depressive symptoms based on clinician-rated outcomes and patient-reported outcomes.
Do not be in a hurry to change treatment in patients with severe depression who do not respond to treatment within the first two weeks. Early response to treatment predicts eventual response or remission, but a lack of early response does not predict treatment failure.