What Do I Do When My Antidepressant Stops Working?

This study examined 103 patients with bipolar 1 disorder who, despite taking a mood stabilizer, experienced frequent relapses. During a 12-month period, the group receiving cognitive therapy had significantly fewer bipolar episodes and reported less mood symptoms on the monthly mood questionnaires. They also had less fluctuation in manic symptoms. It’s normal to panic in the days and weeks your symptoms return; however, as you can see, there are many options to pursue. If the first approach doesn’t work, try another. Persevere until you achieve full remission and feel like yourself again. It will happen. Trust me on that.
Source: World of Psychology - Category: Psychiatry & Psychology Authors: Tags: Antidepressant Bipolar Depression General Medications Manic Episode Mood Disorder Mood Stabilizer Relapse Source Type: blogs

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Publication date: Available online 20 September 2020Source: Materials Today: ProceedingsAuthor(s): Mohd Javeed Mehdi, N Srinivasrao, A Sireesha
Source: Materials Today: Proceedings - Category: Materials Science Source Type: research
There is good news and bad news when it comes to our understanding of inflammation in the pathogenesis and treatment of major depressive disorder (MDD). The bad news is that, like the dexamethasone suppression test or the efficacy of antidepressants before it, inflammation is oversold as an answer to the mystery of depression and its treatment. The good news is that an unusually replicable set of findings (for psychiatry) increasingly paints a consistent picture of the ways in which inflammation is of value in understanding MDD.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Challenges to the diagnosis and treatment of patients with psychiatric disorders have long been acknowledged in the field. In recent years, efforts have been made to identify genomic biomarkers for psychiatric disorders. A link between immune function and major depressive disorder (MDD) has been suggested for decades (1), but the identification of differentially expressed genes (DEGs) that underlie immune function as biomarkers for MDD has been more recent. Hundreds of DEGs have been reported for transcriptome-wide association studies (TWASs) of MDD.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Commentary Source Type: research
Our brains are built to consider and reflect on the unknown. These adaptive features protect us from potential threats in dynamic and complex environments, but they can also lead us to perseverate on perceived threats and fear an unknown future. Ranging across a spectrum from adaptive to maladaptive, anxious and fearful behavior exists in many animal species. In an effort to develop new therapeutics and understand the etiology of anxiety-related conditions, such as anxiety disorders, obsessive-compulsive disorder, panic disorder, and posttraumatic stress disorder, research using laboratory animal models has focused on the ...
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: Early Career Investigator Commentary Source Type: research
to: “Major Depressive Disorder Is Associated With Differential Expression of Innate Immune and Neutrophil-Related Gene Networks in Peripheral Blood: A Quantitative Review of Whole-Genome Transcriptional Data From Case-Control Studies,” by Wittenberg et al. (Biol Psychiatry 2020; 88:625–637); http s://doi.org/10.1016/j.biopsych.2020.05.006.
Source: Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Erratum Source Type: research
CONCLUSION: The 2010 SPILF-AFSSAPS guiding criteria for Streptococcus pneumoniae CAP are found in very variable proportions and do not, in their current form, make it possible to accurately guide towards a pneumococcal etiology in patients included in the PACSCAN study. PMID: 32950610 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Medecine et Maladies Infectieuses - Category: Infectious Diseases Tags: Med Mal Infect Source Type: research
Presentation of CF, airway clearance regimens, diabetes in CF, and other highlights from the cystic fibrosis episode of The Cribsiders podcast.Medscape Pediatrics
Source: Medscape Allergy Headlines - Category: Allergy & Immunology Tags: Pediatrics Commentary Source Type: news
CONCLUSION: Type 4 collagen could predict the presence of significant and advanced fibrosis in NAFLD patients and it would be a useful tool in routine clinical practice. PMID: 32949785 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: Annals of Hepatology - Category: Gastroenterology Tags: Ann Hepatol Source Type: research
Decline in global cognitive z - score faster for individuals with ≤ 4 hours, ≥ 10 hours of sleep nightly
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Family Medicine, Geriatrics, Internal Medicine, Neurology, Psychiatry, Journal, Source Type: news
Source: The Doctors Lounge - Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Neurology, Psychiatry, Geriatrics, News, Source Type: news
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