Psychology & Psychiatry

What is the best measure of depression severity in adolescents?

At present the key symptom for diagnosing major depressive disorder (MDD) in adolescents is irritability. However a new study has found that the severity of anhedonia (the inability to gain pleasure from experiences that ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Anesthetic for depression? Study finds low-dose ketamine effective

Low-dose intravenous infusions of ketamine, a general anesthetic used in minor surgeries, given over a long period are an effective treatment for depression, Mayo Clinic researchers found. The study is published in the Journal ...

Addiction

British experts update addiction treatment guidelines

The British Association for Psychopharmacology (BAP) has released fresh guidelines on the best methods to treat substance abuse and addiction in the Journal of Psychopharmacology, published by SAGE. A panel of experts has ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

More effective treatments urgently needed for adolescent depression

200 million teenagers suffer from depression in the U.S. Recent drug warnings and study results have led to increased controversy surrounding the treatment of adolescent depression. A state-of-the-art issue reporting on the ...

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