Psychology & Psychiatry

New research maps how the brain changes during depression treatment

For the first time, researchers have shown what happens to the brain when a person receives a depression treatment known as repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS). The results were published today in the American ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression, anxiety hit minorities hardest during pandemic

Americans' rates of depression and anxiety spiked during the first year of the pandemic, but the increases were much more pronounced among Black, Hispanic and Asian people than among white people, new research shows.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Self-reported postpartum depressive symptoms up during pandemic

There was a national increase in postpartum depressive symptoms (PDS) that worsened over the course of a year following the start of the COVID-19 pandemic, according to a study published in the July issue of the Journal of ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Many young adults with depression not receiving treatment

Many young adults with a major depressive episode (MDE) do not receive any treatment, with cost being the most prominent barrier, according to a research letter published online May 10 in JAMA Network Open.

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Depression (mood)

In the fields of psychology and psychiatry, the terms depression or depressed refer to sadness and other related emotions and behaviors. It can be thought of as either a disease or a syndrome.

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) states that a depressed mood is often reported as feeling sad, helpless, and hopeless. In traditional colloquy, "depressed" is often synonymous with "sad," but both clinical depression and non-clinical depression can also refer to a conglomeration of more than one feeling.

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