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20-08-2020 | Diabetes | News | Article

Collaborative care may improve diabetes, depression management in resource-limited settings

A collaborative care intervention delivered at urban diabetes clinics improves depressive symptoms and cardiometabolic outcomes among people with comorbid diabetes and depression in India, shows the INDEPENDENT trial.

15-08-2019 | Diabetes | News | Article

Telephone intervention yields mixed results for those with depression, diabetes

A telephone-delivered, collaborative goal-setting intervention can significantly reduce depressive symptoms relative to usual care in people with uncontrolled diabetes and clinically significant depression, research shows.

26-06-2019 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Anxiety, depressive symptoms linked to pain and disability in JIA

Anxiety and depressive symptoms are associated with pain and disability but not active joint count or biomarkers of inflammation in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis, researchers report.

03-05-2018 | Rheumatology | News | Article

Depressive symptoms predict pain and disability in children with JIA

Depressive symptoms are common in adolescents with juvenile idiopathic arthritis and could predict future pain and disability, suggests an analysis of the Childhood Arthritis Prospective Study.

20-03-2018 | Oncology | News | Article

Depression treatment does not improve cancer survival

Use of a depression treatment program does not improve survival in patients with cancer and comorbid major depression, even though it was highly effective in reducing depressive symptoms, UK researchers report.

16-11-2016 | Oncology | News | Article

Anxiety, depression medication use high in cancer survivors

Cancer survivors are twice as likely as the general US population to report use of medication for anxiety and depression.

26-05-2015 | Bipolar disorder | News | Article

Emotion regulation distinguishes unipolar and bipolar depression

Patients with bipolar disorder regulate their emotions differently from those with major depressive disorder in both depressed and remitted states, a study shows.

29-04-2015 | Bipolar disorder | Article

Clinical features identified to distinguish bipolar I disorder from MDD

Researchers have identified seven clinical features that could help distinguish patients with bipolar disorder from those with major depressive disorder.

24-03-2015 | Mental health | Article

Early response plus genetic variants strengthen antidepressant outcome prediction

Considering genetic variants in combination with early partial improvement could be useful for predicting antidepressant outcome, say researchers.

05-03-2015 | Multiple sclerosis | Article

Online CBT may relieve depression in multiple sclerosis patients

An online cognitive behavioural therapy programme may help patients with multiple sclerosis who are experiencing depression, research suggests.

26-02-2015 | Depression | Article

At-risk individuals show possible treatment targets for bipolar disorder

Depressive, anxiety and behavioural disorders may be important preceding clinical features in the onset of bipolar disorder, with the potential for targeted preventive care of at-risk individuals, study findings suggest.

26-02-2015 | Mental health | Article

Maladaptive avoidance processes distinguish chronic from episodic depression

Patients with chronic depression can be differentiated from those with episodic depression according to their levels of cognitive–behavioural and emotional avoidance , study findings suggest.

29-01-2015 | Mental health | Article

Chronic pain common in affective disorders

Patients with major depressive disorder or bipolar disorder frequently report chronic pain at multiple sites, research shows.

02-06-2013 | Psychology | Article

Pathway from poor sleep to depression elucidated

Poor sleep increases women’s risk for depression by reducing their experience of positive affect in daily life, thereby leading to increased negative reactivity, Dutch researchers believe.

06-01-2013 | Psychology | Article

Depressing hospital outcomes in elderly men

Older men with depression have more frequent and longer hospital stays than those without depressive symptoms, a study shows.

10-12-2008 | Mental health | Article

Recurrent brief depression a 'valid diagnostic category'

Recurrent brief depression is a valid diagnostic category that can be separated from bipolar II disorder, cyclothymia, and recurrent major depression, study findings indicate.

09-12-2008 | Mental health | Article

Social rejection linked with pain in depressed patients

The feeling of social rejection in patients with depression appears to be associated with physical pain, suggesting that the two characteristics share common neurobiologic circuits, say researchers.

02-12-2008 | Mental health | Article

Antidepressants may reduced heart rate variability

Individuals diagnosed with depression appear to have significantly lower heart rate variability than other people, say Dutch investigators in findings that suggest the association may be due to the effect of antidepressants.

24-11-2008 | Mental health | Article

Serotonin transporter variant risks post-partum depression

Women with variant forms of the serotonin transporter gene may be particularly vulnerable to depressive symptoms after childbirth, research shows.

23-11-2008 | Mental health | Article

No complete recovery for treated depression patients

While major depression patients starting treatment will spend three quarters of the next decade in euthymia, the remaining quarter will be spent in subthreshold or threshold depression, Japanese study findings indicate.