Proton pump inhibitors linked to increased risk of depression due to destructive effects on gut microbiota

(Natural News) New research published in the journal Psychotherapy and Psychosomatics has identified a strong and seemingly causal link between proton pump inhibitor (PPI) drugs for stomach acid reduction and severe depression, which researchers say is probably a result of the way these drugs severely disrupt the gut microbiome. The study’s comparative analysis looked at...
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AbstractPurposeIn this review, we provide an overview of recent literature on the use of estrogen-based hormone therapy to treat depression related to reproductive events, like postpartum and perimenopause. Women are two to four times more likely to become depressed in the perimenopausal stage of life and as many as 14.5% of women develop postpartum depression. It is hypothesized that these depressive symptoms are a result of fluctuations in hormone levels during these windows of vulnerability. To broaden treatment options beyond psychotherapy and antidepressants, researchers considered the role that estrogen-based hormone...
Source: Current Treatment Options in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
This article was originally published on Mindful, including first steps to take when feeling the blues. Related reading: Mindfully debunking four meditation myths Book review: Grit is a tool in the toolbox, not the silver bullet To harness neuroplasticity, start with enthusiasm Six tips to build resilience and prevent brain-damaging stress
Source: SharpBrains - Category: Neuroscience Authors: Tags: Cognitive Neuroscience Education & Lifelong Learning Health & Wellness cognitive-therapy depression depression screening Mental-Health mindfulness mindfulness-based cognitive therapy public-health UCLA Source Type: blogs
Abstract The purpose of this study was to develop and explore the feasibility of audio-based (ACBT) and computer-based (CCBT) cognitive behavioral therapies for older adults with depressive symptoms. The audio program consisted of 8 compact discs and a workbook while the computer program consisted of 11 modules of similar duration provided on a tablet PC. Both interventions consisted of the following topics: identifying and changing unhelpful thoughts, addressing feelings, relaxation, engaging in pleasant events, assertiveness, and problem-solving. Fifty-one older adults were recruited from medical settings and ru...
Source: Behavior Therapy - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Behav Ther Source Type: research
Conditions:   Hypertrophic Cardiomyopathy;   Depression;   Anxiety;   Psychotherapy Intervention:   Other: Psychotherapy Sponsor:   Xijing Hospital Not yet recruiting
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CONCLUSION: This. RESULTS: is important as it shows the biological aspect of clinical improvement. Further studies would provide us with better understanding of the effects of psychodrama group psychotherapy on depressive mood and biological projections by means of short-term and long-term follow-up studies. PMID: 30301307 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Psychiatry Investigation - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatry Investig Source Type: research
Anxiety seems like a simple, straightforward topic. After all, it’s a common emotion—everyone feels anxious from time to time. And it’s a common condition. In fact, it’s the most common mental illness in the U.S. Anxiety disorders affect about 18 percent of adults every year. And yet there are many, many misconceptions. Misconceptions that affect how we view anxiety and how we see ourselves. Misconceptions that affect how we navigate anxiety and how we navigate our lives—limiting them and making them less joyful. We asked anxiety experts to share what they really want readers to know about anx...
Source: Psych Central - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Anxiety Disorders General Self-Help Stress Trauma Treatment Anxiety Disorder anxiety facts anxiety myths Source Type: news
Background: Low adherence to recommended treatments is a multifactorial problem for patients in rehabilitation after myocardial infarction (MI). In a nationwide trial of internet-delivered cognitive behavior therapy (iCBT) for the high-risk subgroup of patients with MI also reporting symptoms of anxiety, depression, or both (MI-ANXDEP), adherence was low. Since low adherence to psychotherapy leads to a waste of therapeutic resources and risky treatment abortion in MI-ANXDEP patients, identifying early predictors for adherence is potentially valuable for effective targeted care. Objectives: The goal of the research was to u...
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Publication date: Available online 9 October 2018Source: Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological PsychiatryAuthor(s): Aakash V. Sathappan, Bruce M. Luber, Sarah H. LisanbyAbstractPharmacotherapy, psychotherapy, and non-invasive brain stimulation (NIBS)1 each show efficacy in the treatment of psychiatric disorders; however, more efficacious interventions are needed as reflected by an overall unmet need in mental health care. While each modality has typically been studied and developed as a monotherapy, in practice they are typically used in combination. Research has begun to emerge studying the potential synergi...
Source: Progress in Neuro Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Conclusion Comorbidity with substance use disorder is often found in patients suffering from bipolar disorder. Clinicians should conduct a thorough assessment of patient history to uncover substance use disorder, as the treatment of one disorder will be incomplete without fully addressing the other.
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Addiction Alcoholism Bipolar Recovery Research Addiction Recovery Alcohol Abuse Bipolar Disorder comorbid Depressive Episode Drug Abuse Substance Abuse Source Type: blogs
Conditions:   Depressive Symptoms;   Anxiety Disorders Intervention:   Behavioral: psychotherapy via asynchronous message Sponsors:   Talkspace;   Columbia University;   New York University Completed
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