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Depression
 
'Off-Label' Antidepressants Common, But Where's the Evidence?...
SOURCES: Jenna Wong, Ph.D. candidate, department of epidemiology, biostatistics, and occupational health, McGill University, Montreal, Canada; Daniel Morales, Ph.D., academic general practitioner and discovery fellow, school of medicine, University of Dundee, Scotland; David Katz, M.D., M.P.H, specialist in preventive medicine and public health, Yale University, and director, Yale University Prevention Research Center, New Haven, Conn., and president, American College of Lifestyle Medicine, Chesterfield, Mo.; Feb. 21, 2017, BMJ, online
2/22/2017

WEDNESDAY, Feb. 22, 2017 -- Doctors often prescribe antidepressants to tackle conditions like migraine headaches for which they aren't technically approved. Now, researchers say such "off-label" usage mostly occurs without clear scientific evidence backing up the treatments.

A new Canadia...

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Blood Test Might Someday Distinguish Early Depression, Schizophrenia...
SOURCES: Scott Krakower, D.O., assistant unit chief, psychiatry, Zucker Hillside Hospital, Glen Oaks, N.Y.; Ami Baxi, M.D., director, inpatient psychiatry, Lenox Hill Hospital, New York City; The Physiological Society, news release, March 13, 2017
3/14/2017

TUESDAY, March 14, 2017 -- It's often difficult for doctors to tell the difference between depression and schizophrenia, especially early on.

Now, researchers say they're on the trail of a blood test that might be able to do just that.

"This is the first objective, physiological m...

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Patients Often Reject Drug-Only Psychiatric Treatment...
SOURCE: Psychotherapy, news release, March 6, 2017
3/6/2017

MONDAY, March 6, 2017 -- Mental health patients are more likely to reject treatment if it involves only drugs, a new study finds.

Some experts believe talk therapy should be the first treatment option for many mental health disorders. The new finding -- from a review of 186 prior studies ...

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