Psychology & Psychiatry

Anti-convulsant drug significantly reduced major depression symptoms

Researchers from the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai found that patients with Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) exhibited a significant reduction of depressive symptoms after being treated with ezogabine, an FDA approved ...

Neuroscience

Virtual brain gives insights into memory deficits in depression

During a depressive episode, the ability of the brain to form new brain cells is reduced. Scientists of the Ruhr-Universität Bochum examined how this affects the memory with a computational model. It was previously known ...

Psychology & Psychiatry

Transcranial direct current stimulation promising for bipolar

(HealthDay)—Transcranial direct current stimulation (tDCS) appears to be effective and safe as an add-on intervention for adults with bipolar depression, according to a study published online Dec. 27 in JAMA Psychiatry.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Depression treatment needs overhaul

The way depression is diagnosed and treated needs a major overhaul, say authors of a new review article in the scientific journal Brain, Behavior, and Immunity.

Psychology & Psychiatry

Study links brain inflammation to suicidal thinking in depression

Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) have increased brain levels of a marker of microglial activation, a sign of inflammation, according to a new study in Biological Psychiatry by researchers at the University of ...

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