iTBS to relieve depression and executive dysfunction in older adults: An open label study.

Late Life Depression (LLD) is characterized by deficits in several cognitive domains, particularly Executive Function Deficits (EFD). Affected executive domains include impulse inhibition, cognitive flexibility, planning and organization, semantic fluency and selective attention.1 EFD predicts antidepressant treatment resistance, increased disability,2 poor quality of life and an increased risk for suicide.3 Treatment options for LLD with EFD remain limited, because of poor response to antidepressants, and psychotherapy interventions targeting this problem are not widely available.
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Late Life Depression (LLD) is characterized by deficits in several cognitive domains, particularly Executive Function Deficits (EFD). Affected executive domains include impulse inhibition, cognitive flexibility, planning and organization, semantic fluency and selective attention.1 EFD predicts antidepressant treatment resistance, increased disability,2 poor quality of life and an increased risk for suicide.3 Treatment options for LLD with EFD remain limited, because of poor response to antidepressants, and psychotherapy interventions targeting this problem are not widely available.
Source: The American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry - Category: Geriatrics Authors: Tags: Brief Report Source Type: research
Publication date: Available online 5 February 2020Source: The Lancet Global HealthAuthor(s): Etheldreda Nakimuli-Mpungu, Seggane Musisi, Kizito Wamala, James Okello, Sheila Ndyanabangi, Josephine Birungi, Mastula Nanfuka, Micheal Etukoit, Chrispus Mayora, Freddie Ssengooba, Ramin Mojtabai, Jean B Nachega, Ofir Harari, Edward J MillsSummaryBackgroundWHO recommends the use of psychological interventions as first-line treatment for depression in low-income and middle-income countries. However, evaluations of the effectiveness and cost-effectiveness of such interventions among people with HIV are scarce. Our aim was to establi...
Source: The Lancet Global Health - Category: International Medicine & Public Health Source Type: research
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Authors: Fang Y, Mao R Abstract Depressive disorder is one of the most widespread forms of mental disorders which lead to a significant public health concern, such as disability, suicide, and so on. Its etiology remains vague but it is believed that depressive disorder is a multifactorial disease which is induced by the interaction of social, psychological, and biological factors. Thus, there is no clear and definite pathological theory could illustrate its mechanism independently until now, involving genetics, neuroimaging, neuroinflammation, neuroendocrine, and others. Comprehensive assessment to patients with de...
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Conclusion: This is the first implementation of SocialMind, which is the first mindfulness-based social cognition training. It is well tolerated by participants with schizophrenia spectrum disorders, and a further randomized controlled trial is proposed for people who have suffered their first episode of psychosis within the past 5 years.Clinical Trial Registration: www.ClinicalTrials.gov, identifier NCT03434405.IntroductionPeople suffering from psychosis frequently find it difficult to establish or maintain relationships with others or to engage in community activities (1, 2). These deficits are present even in high-risk ...
Source: Frontiers in Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
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