Medications

ECT more effective than ketamine in severe depression

Researchers at Lund University in Sweden have compared the effects of intravenous ketamine treatment with ECT (electroconvulsive therapy) treatment in severe depression. The results support the view that ketamine is a possible ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Vitamin B12 deficiency increases risk of depression

Scientists from The Irish Longitudinal Study on Ageing (TILDA) have published new research which examines the relationship between folate and vitamin B12 status and its associations with greater prevalence of depressive symptoms ...

Diseases, Conditions, Syndromes

COVID-19 leads to cognitive and behavioral problems in patients

COVID-19 patients suffer from cognitive and behavioral problems two months after being discharged from hospital, a new study presented at the 7th Congress of the European Academy of Neurology (EAN) has found.

Alzheimer's disease & dementia

Depression, tau deposits seen in subset of middle-aged persons

Middle-aged people with depressive symptoms who carry a genetic variation called apolipoprotein (APOE) ε4 may be more at risk to develop tau protein accumulations in the brain's emotion- and memory-controlling regions, a ...

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