Psychology & Psychiatry

Next step in depression treatment? Add rather than switch

Millions of patients suffering from major depression get little relief from the first drug they are prescribed. A major new study of 1,522 patients at 35 U.S. Veterans Health Administration medical centers shows these patients ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Antidepressant use increases hip fracture risk among elderly

Antidepressant use nearly doubles the risk of hip fracture among community-dwelling persons with Alzheimer's disease, according to a new study from the University of Eastern Finland. The increased risk was highest at the ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Blood test to personalize depression treatment for the first time

Scientists at King's College London have developed a blood test that accurately and reliably predicts whether depressed patients will respond to common antidepressants, which could herald a new era of personalised treatment ...

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