Prevalence of Depression and Associated Factors among Diabetes Patients in East Shewa, Ethiopia: Bayesian Approach.
Conclusions: Prevalence of depression among diabetes patients in the catchment area of Adama Hospital, Ethiopia, was found to be very low. Higher fasting blood sugar level, diabetic complication, history of hospital admission, low medication adherence, and taking both insulin and oral antidiabetic medication were found to be strong predictors of prevalence of depression among DM patients. Based on the findings, we recommend that integrating screening and treating of depression, early detection and management of diabetic complication, and giving counseling to improve medication adherence is an effective approach for lowerin...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - November 5, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Self-Reported Antidepressant Drug Side Effects, Medication Adherence, and Its Associated Factors among Patients Diagnosed with Depression at the Psychiatric Hospital of Nepal.
Authors: Marasine NR, Sankhi S, Lamichhane R, Marasini NR, Dangi NB Abstract Objective: The present study is aimed at evaluating the side effects of antidepressant drugs, medication adherence (MA), and associated factors among patients diagnosed with depression at a psychiatric hospital in western Nepal. Methods: A prospective cross-sectional study was conducted among 174 patients visiting the outpatient clinic of a psychiatric hospital. The antidepressant side effect checklist (ASEC) was used to classify the reported antidepressant drug side effects into mild, moderate, and severe types. The Naranjo adverse dr...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - November 4, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Stigma Resistance and Its Associated Factors among People with Bipolar Disorder at Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital, Addis Ababa, Ethiopia.
Conclusions and Recommendation. More than half of the bipolar patients attending the Amanuel Mental Specialized Hospital had low stigma resistance. Therefore, stigma reduction programs have focused on improving self-esteem and reducing internalized stigma to increase their stigma resistance. Mental health information dissemination regarding community support and reengagement of people with bipolar disorder is highly recommended. PMID: 33062329 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Depression, Anxiety, Stress, and Associated Factors among Khat Chewers in Amhara Region, Northwest Ethiopia.
This study is aimed at assessing the prevalence of depression, anxiety, and stress and associated factors among khat chewers in the Amhara region, 2019. A community-based cross-sectional study was done from February 14 to April 15, 2019. A purposive sampling technique was used to enroll the subjects. Data was collected using the face-to-face interview technique using the Depression Anxiety Stress Scale 21 (DASS-21) questionnaire. Descriptive statistics and bivariate and multivariate logistic regression were used to summarize the results. p value
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Prevalence and Predictors of Depression, Anxiety, and Stress among Youth at the Time of COVID-19: An Online Cross-Sectional Multicountry Study.
In conclusion, COVID-19 is an epidemiological crisis that is casting a shadow on youths' DAS. The restrictions and prolonged lockdowns imposed by COVID-19 are negatively impacting their level of DAS. Healthcare organisations, in collaboration with various sectors, are recommended to apply psychological first aid and design appropriate educational programmes to improve the mental health of youth. PMID: 33062331 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 21, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Postnatal Depression among Mothers Attending at Bharatpur Hospital, Chitwan.
Authors: Chalise M, Karmacharya I, Kaphle M, Wagle A, Chand N, Adhikari L Abstract Postnatal depression is linked with adverse outcomes for mothers, offspring, and her entire family, which stands as a significant public health problem and is often taken as a neglected issue of maternal and child health in the developing world. Postnatal depression is often falsely interpreted as common consequences related to the recent delivery. The main objective of this study is to find out the status of postnatal depression and the factors associated with it among the postnatal mothers attending at Bharatpur Hospital. Methodolo...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 9, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Depression and Its Relationship with Coping Strategies and Illness Perceptions during the COVID-19 Lockdown in Greece: A Cross-Sectional Survey of the Population.
Conclusions: The study shows that certain psychological and social determinants were associated with increased depressive symptoms during the lockdown warranting the development of public health guidelines to mitigate the effects of the epidemic to the mental health of the population. PMID: 32908697 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - September 12, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Prevalence of Severe Depression in Iranian Women with Breast Cancer: A Meta-Analysis.
This study is aimed at determining the prevalence of severe depression in Iranian women with breast cancer. Methods: This meta-analysis study was conducted at Zabol University of Medical Sciences in 2019. Seven electronic databases were searched and evaluated for original research papers published on the prevalence of severe depression in Iranian women with breast cancer. Finally, 13 articles were selected and analyzed via Comprehensive Meta-Analysis software. Results: Overall, the prevalence of severe depression in Iranian women with breast cancer was 11% (95% CI (7.2, 16.5)). The highest prevalence was 44% in Teh...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Effect of Three Types of Activities on Improving Mood and Enjoyment in a Brief Online Depression Study.
Authors: Tilden C, Bond MH, Stephens TN, Lyckberg T, Muñoz RF, Bunge EL Abstract The goal of this study is to determine whether different types of activities have a differential effect on mood and enjoyment. Methods. A secondary analysis of the data of 754 participants (M age = 35.8 years, SD age = 12.6; M PHQ-9 = 7.6, SD PHQ-9 = 7.0) who were recruited via Amazon Mechanical Turk (AMT) to participate in a brief online study. Participants completed an activity log and reported retrospectively about three types of activities (Pleasant, Meaningful, and Mas...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Magnitude of Antenatal Depression and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women in West Badewacho Woreda, Hadiyya Zone, South Ethiopia: Community Based Cross Sectional Study.
Authors: Lodebo M, Birhanu D, Abdu S, Yohannes T Abstract Background: Antenatal depression is prevalent and serious problems that is associated with psychosocial factors, obstetric history, and history of psychiatric illness. Evidence on prevalence and factors associated with antenatal depression at community level is limited in Ethiopia. The aim of this study was assessing the prevalence of antenatal depression and associated factors among pregnant women in West Badewacho Woreda, Hadiyya Zone, South Ethiopia, 2018. Methods: A community based cross sectional study was conducted from March 15 to April 12, 2018. ...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Antenatal and Postpartum Depression: Prevalence and Associated Risk Factors among Adolescents' in KwaZulu-Natal, South Africa.
Conclusion: The prevalence of antenatal depression was higher than postpartum depression in the study sample. In light of the findings, maternal healthcare professionals are cautioned to consider the mental health of pregnant and postpartum adolescents who seek their services at health facilities. PMID: 32411457 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Depression and Its Association with Parental Neglect among Adolescents at Governmental High Schools of Aksum Town, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2019: A Cross Sectional Study.
Authors: Tirfeneh E, Srahbzu M Abstract Background: Depression is one of the most serious and prevalent mental illnesses that can result in serious disability and ending life by committing suicide and homicide. The risks of having depression are substantially higher in persons who have parental neglect when compared to the general population. Objective: To detect prevalence of depression and its association with parental neglect among adolescents in governmental high schools at Aksum town, Tigray, Ethiopia, 2019. Method: A facility-based cross-sectional study was conducted at Aksum town high schools. A simp...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Prevalence of Mental Distress and Associated Factors among Samara University Students, Northeast Ethiopia.
Conclusion: Our study indicates that the proportion of mental distress was found to be higher among Samara university students as compared to previously published studies in Ethiopia. Female students, ever khat users and those with poor sleep quality were associated with mental distress. There is a need for evidence-based interventional strategies such as self-help measures, sleep hygiene and peer support, as well as professional mental health services as part of student health services that would be helpful to reduce the burden of mental distress of students. PMID: 32411459 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 17, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Emotional Expression Processing and Depressive Symptomatology: Eye-Tracking Reveals Differential Importance of Lower and Middle Facial Areas of Interest.
Authors: Hunter L, Roland L, Ferozpuri A Abstract The current study explored the eye-tracking patterns of individuals with nonclinical levels of depressive symptomatology when processing emotional expressions. Fifty-three college undergraduates were asked to label 80 facial expressions of five emotions (anger, fear, happiness, neutral, and sadness) while an eye-tracker measured visit duration. We argue visit duration provides more detailed information for evaluating which features of the face are used more often for processing emotional faces. Our findings indicated individuals with nonclinical levels of depressive...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 14, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Epigenetic Mechanisms in the Neurodevelopmental Theory of Depression.
Authors: Talarowska M Abstract The genome (genes), epigenome, and environment work together from the earliest stages of human life to produce a phenotype of human health or disease. Epigenetic modifications, including among other things: DNA methylation, modifications of histones and chromatin structure, as well as functions of noncoding RNA, are coresponsible for specific patterns of gene expression. This refers also to mental disorders, including depressive disorders. Early childhood experiences accompanied by severe stressors (considered a risk factor for depression in adult life) are linked with changes in gene...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Magnitude and Predictors of Antenatal Depression among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care in Sodo Town, Southern Ethiopia: Facility-Based Cross-Sectional Study.
Conclusion: Nearly one in six pregnant women had antenatal depression. The husband's educational status, regular exercise, planned pregnancy, use of family planning, previous history of anxiety, previous history of obstetric complications, and current history of obstetric complications were significant predictors of antenatal depression. Screening for depression during routine antenatal care could be essential and recommended to identify early and prevent further morbidities and mortalities due to antenatal depression. PMID: 32308994 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - April 22, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

The Role of Adverse Childhood Experience on Depression Symptom, Prevalence, and Severity among School Going Adolescents.
Authors: Tsehay M, Necho M, Mekonnen W Abstract Methods: A cross-sectional school-based study was employed. Five hundred forty-six secondary school students were selected using multistage sampling technique from 5 selected secondary schools. We obtained retrospective information on adverse childhood experiences of adolescents by ACEs, self-reported 10-item questionnaire, and current depression prevalence and severity by PHQ-9. Multivariate linear regression models were used to estimate child depression severity by retrospective ACE count. Results: Among the 546 adolescents who participated in this study, 285 (5...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - April 8, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Sociodemographic and Clinical Variables of Depression among Patients with Epilepsy in a Neuropsychiatric Hospital in Nigeria.
Authors: Madandola NO, Sale S, Adebisi AS, Obembe A, Salihu AS, Bakare AT, Danjuma IA Abstract Background: Depression is a major contributor to the global burden of disease. Its occurrence in patients living with epilepsy is not just common but also a serious comorbidity. Patients tend to suffer if the depressive disorder is undetected and thus untreated. The aim of this study is to estimate the prevalence of depressive disorder in patients with epilepsy. Also, the sociodemographic and clinical factors that are associated with the development of depression in people living with epilepsy were examined. Materials and...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - February 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms among Haramaya University Students in Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study.
The objective of this study was to determine the prevalence and factors associated with depressive symptoms among Haramaya University students, Ethiopia. Methods: Institution-based, cross-sectional study design was conducted among 1040 students. A standard, self-administered questionnaire was used to get data from a sample of randomly selected 1040 undergraduate university students using a multistage systematic random sampling technique. The questionnaire used was the Beck Depression Inventory (BDI) scale which is a self-report 21-item scale that is used to assess the presence of depressive symptoms. All 21 items are r...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - February 28, 2020 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Epidemiology of Alcohol Use in Late Adolescence in Greece and Comorbidity with Depression and Other Common Mental Disorders.
Authors: Michalis G, Bellos S, Politis S, Magklara K, Petrikis P, Skapinakis P Abstract Background: The aim of the current study was to examine the prevalence and associations of hazardous alcohol use with sociodemographic variables and its comorbidity with depression and other common mental disorders in a sample of Greek adolescents between 16 and 18 year old. Methods: We recruited 2431 adolescents attending 25 senior high schools in Greece. We assessed depressive and anxiety disorders using the computerized version of a fully-structured psychiatric interview (the revised Clinical Interview Schedule / C...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 31, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Corrigendum to "Prevalence of Antenatal Depression and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care at Dubti Hospital: A Case of Pastoralist Region in Northeast Ethiopia".
Corrigendum to "Prevalence of Antenatal Depression and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care at Dubti Hospital: A Case of Pastoralist Region in Northeast Ethiopia". Depress Res Treat. 2019;2019:3921639 Authors: Belay YA, Moges NA, Hiksa FF, Ketema Arado K, Liben ML Abstract [This corrects the article DOI: 10.1155/2018/1659089.]. PMID: 30956819 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - April 9, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Prevalence of Antenatal Depression and Associated Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Care at Dubti Hospital: A Case of Pastoralist Region in Northeast Ethiopia.
This study aimed to assess prevalence of antenatal depression and associated factors among Dubti Hospital Antenatal care attendants. Methods: Institution based cross-sectional study was conducted among 363 Antenatal care attendants at Dubti Hospital from March 07 to May 07, 2016. Beck's Depression Inventory tool was used to collect data. Data were entered into Epi-Data 3.1 and analyzed using SPSS 20. Bivariable and multivariable logistic regression analyses were fitted. Variables having p value
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - March 26, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Depression among Adult HIV/AIDS Patients Attending ART Clinics at Aksum Town, Aksum, Ethiopia: A Cross-Sectional Study.
Authors: Beyene Gebrezgiabher B, Huluf Abraha T, Hailu E, Siyum H, Mebrahtu G, Gidey B, Abay M, Hintsa S, Angesom T Abstract Background: Depression is consistently associated with increased risk of Human Immunodeficiency Virus infection and poor antiretroviral treatment adherence. Though many factors have been reported as determinant factors of depression, site-specific evidence is needed to identify factors associated with depression among adults on antiretroviral treatment. Methods: An institution based cross-sectional study was carried out from March to May 2015 among 411 adults HIV/AIDS patients on ART clin...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - March 14, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Heterogeneity Matters: Predicting Self-Esteem in Online Interventions Based on Ecological Momentary Assessment Data.
Authors: Bremer V, Funk B, Riper H Abstract Self-esteem is a crucial factor for an individual's well-being and mental health. Low self-esteem is associated with depression and anxiety. Data about self-esteem is oftentimes collected in Internet-based interventions through Ecological Momentary Assessments and is usually provided on an ordinal scale. We applied models for ordinal outcomes in order to predict the self-esteem of 130 patients based on diary data of an online depression treatment and thereby illustrated a path of how to analyze EMA data in Internet-based interventions. Specifically, we analyzed the relati...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - February 10, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Depression and Its Help Seeking Behaviors: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis of Community Survey in Ethiopia.
Conclusion: More than one in every five individuals were experiencing depression. Less than one-third of individuals with depression seek help from modern treatment. Authors suggest community based mental health screening and treatment. PMID: 30662771 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - January 22, 2019 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

S100B Levels in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus and Co-Occurring Depressive Symptoms.
Conclusions. In patients with T2DM there is no correlation between S100B serum levels and newly detected mild depressive symptoms. The brain biochemistry pathways of depression in T2DM warrant further investigation in a larger scale population. PMID: 30581620 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - December 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Factors Associated with Psychiatric Comorbidity in Depression Patients in Primary Health Care in Chile.
Conclusions: A higher prevalence of psychiatric comorbidity among subjects seeking help for depression in Chilean PHCs is associated with early onset of depression, clinical severity, chronicity, and interpersonal adversity experienced since childhood. PMID: 30364064 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 27, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Anxiolytic and Antidepressant Effects of Maerua angolensis DC. Stem Bark Extract in Mice.
Conclusion: The petroleum ether/ethyl acetate fractions of Maerua angolensis stem bark possess anxiolytic and acute antidepressant effects in mice. PMID: 30271633 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 3, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Prevalence and Risk Factors for Antenatal Depression in Ethiopia: Systematic Review.
Conclusions: Antenatal depression is a common maternal problem; further attention should be given to the effect of unplanned pregnancy, social support, pregnancy-related complications, family conflicts, and violence on pregnant women. All these are possible risk factors for antenatal depression. PMID: 30112199 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - August 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Prevalence and Associated Factors of Perinatal Depression in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis.
Conclusion: The pooled prevalence of perinatal depression in Ethiopia is far above most developed as well as developing countries. Hence, to realize the sustainable development goals (SDGs) outlined by united nation, much attention should be given to improve maternal mental health through reduction of identified modifiable factors. Maternal health programs, polices, and activities should incorporate maternal mental health as a core component. PMID: 30018821 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - July 20, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

The Prevalence of Depression among Diabetic Patients in Ethiopia: A Systematic Review and Meta-Analysis, 2018.
Conclusion: The analysis revealed that the overall prevalence of comorbid depression among diabetic patients in Ethiopia was high. Therefore, Ministry of Health should design multisectorial approach and context specific interventions that address this comorbid depression in this specific group as well as general population. PMID: 29951313 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - June 30, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

The Relationship between Burden and Depression in Spouses of Chronic Kidney Disease Patients.
Authors: Paschou A, Damigos D, Skapinakis P, Siamopoulos K Abstract The purpose of the present study was to investigate the burden and depression in spouses of patients with chronic kidney disease (CKD). The interrelation between burden and depression in family caregivers has been pointed out by previous researches in several chronic diseases and researchers agree that they clearly go together and one cannot talk about one without considering the other. More particularly, in the present study, the caregiver burden, the depression, anxiety, and also health-related quality of life and demographic factors of spouses o...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - June 7, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Evaluation of Autonomic Nervous System, Saliva Cortisol Levels, and Cognitive Function in Major Depressive Disorder Patients.
This study aims to examine the effect of HRV, PPG, salivary cortisol levels, and cognitive function in MDD patients by using noninvasive techniques. We have recruited MDD patients, diagnosed based on DSM-V-TR criteria compared with healthy control subjects. Their HRV and PP were measured by electrocardiogram (ECG) and photoplethysmography (PPG). Salivary cortisol levels were collected and measured on the same day. MDD patients exhibited elevated values of mean HR, standard deviation of HR (SDHR), low frequency (LF) power, low frequency/high frequency (LF/HF) ratio, mean PP, standard deviation of pulse pressure (SDPP), and ...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - May 31, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

A Psychometric Properties Evaluation of the Italian Version of the Geriatric Depression Scale.
Conclusion: The GDS-IT proved to be a reliable and valid questionnaire for the evaluation of depression in an Italian population. In the present study, the GDS-IT showed good psychometric properties. Health professionals now have an assessment tool for the evaluation of depression symptoms in the Italian population. PMID: 29686898 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - April 26, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

The Effect of Interpersonal Counseling for Subthreshold Depression in Undergraduates: An Exploratory Randomized Controlled Trial.
Conclusions: The IPC might be more useful for student counseling because it can teach realistic coping methods and reduce depressive symptoms in a short period. Further studies using more participants are required. PMID: 29682345 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - April 25, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Assigning Clinical Significance and Symptom Severity Using the Zung Scales: Levels of Misclassification Arising from Confusion between Index and Raw Scores.
Conclusions: A large percentage of publications involving the Zung SDS and SAS scales are using incorrect criteria for the classification of clinically significant symptoms of depression and anxiety. The most common error-applying index score criteria to raw scores-produces a substantial elevation of the cut-off points for significance. Given the continuing usage of these scales, it is important that these inconsistencies be highlighted and resolved. PMID: 29610683 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - April 5, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Addressing Adolescent Depression in Tanzania: Positive Primary Care Workforce Outcomes Using a Training Cascade Model.
Conclusion: To our knowledge, this is the first study reporting positive outcomes of a training program addressing adolescent Depression in Tanzanian community clinics. These results suggest that the application of this training cascade approach may be a feasible model for developing the capacity of healthcare providers to address youth Depression in a low-income, low-resource setting. PMID: 29333294 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - January 17, 2018 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Investigation of the Relationship between Psychological Variables and Sleep Quality in Students of Medical Sciences.
Authors: Najafi Kalyani M, Jamshidi N, Salami J, Pourjam E Abstract Objectives: Students of medical sciences are exposed to many emotional and mental problems. In light of the importance of sleep quality in learning and liveliness, this study was conducted to examine the relationship between psychological variables (stress, anxiety, and depression) and sleep quality of students. Design: This research is a cross-sectional analytical study, where all students studying at Fasa University of Medical Sciences in 2012-2013 year were selected. To examine the students' stress, anxiety, and depression values, the standa...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - November 3, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Migration-Related Stressors and Their Effect on the Severity Level and Symptom Pattern of Depression among Vietnamese in Germany.
CONCLUSION: Among depressed Vietnamese migrants in Germany, a higher number of reported MRS were associated with higher overall depression severity. Within the domains of depression, particularly the cognitive domain was linked to perceived MRS. The association between MRS and suicidal thoughts is clinically highly relevant. PMID: 28912969 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - September 17, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Expression of Concern on "Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents".
Expression of Concern on "Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents". Depress Res Treat. 2017;2017:4981984 Authors: Treatment DRA PMID: 28848679 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - August 31, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

A Review of the Conceptualisation and Risk Factors Associated with Treatment-Resistant Depression.
Authors: Murphy JA, Sarris J, Byrne GJ Abstract Major depression does not always remit. Difficult-to-treat depression is thought to contribute to the large disease burden posed by depression. Treatment-resistant depression (TRD) is the conventional term for nonresponse to treatment in individuals with major depression. Indicators of the phenomenon are the poor response rates to antidepressants in clinical practice and the overestimation of the efficacy of antidepressants in medical scientific literature. Current TRD staging models are based on anecdotal evidence without an empirical rationale to rank one treatment ...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - August 27, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Spiritual Struggle in Parents of Children with Cystic Fibrosis Increases Odds of Depression.
Authors: Szczesniak RD, Zou Y, Stamper SM, Grossoehme DH Abstract OBJECTIVE: Spiritual struggle (SS) is associated with poorer health outcomes including depression. The study's main objectives were to characterize change in depression over time, examine longitudinal associations between SS and depression, and determine the extent to which experiencing SS at baseline was predictive of developing depression at follow-up. METHODS: A two-site study collected questionnaire responses of parents (N = 112; 72% female) of children with cystic fibrosis followed longitudinally. Generalized linear mixed effects modeling ex...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - August 24, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

The Effect of Partnership Care Model on Mental Health of Patients with Thalassemia Major.
This study examines the impact of partnership care model on mental health of patients with beta-thalassemia major. MATERIALS AND METHODS: This experimental study, with pretest and posttest design, was performed on patients with beta-thalassemia major in Jiroft city. 82 patients with beta-thalassemia major were allocated randomly into two groups of intervention (41 patients) and control (n = 41) groups. Mental health of the participants was measured using the standard questionnaire GHQ-28 before and after intervention in both groups. The intervention was applied to the intervention group for 6 months, based on the partn...
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - July 19, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Response to: Comment on "Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents".
Response to: Comment on "Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents". Depress Res Treat. 2016;2016:6834618 Authors: Sullins DP PMID: 28084473 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - January 15, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Comment on "Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents".
Comment on "Invisible Victims: Delayed Onset Depression among Adults with Same-Sex Parents". Depress Res Treat. 2016;2016:3185067 Authors: Frank N PMID: 28078137 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - January 14, 2017 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

The Effects of Mindfulness-Based Cognitive Therapy on Depression and Anxiety in Women with Premenstrual Syndrome.
Conclusion. MBCT intervention is acceptable and potentially beneficial in women with PMS symptoms. Psychotherapy should be considered as a treatment option for mild to moderate PMS in women with depressive symptoms. PMID: 28025621 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - December 29, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

The Connections of Pregnancy-, Delivery-, and Infant-Related Risk Factors and Negative Life Events on Postpartum Depression and Their Role in First and Recurrent Depression.
Conclusion. Factors associated with pregnancy and delivery have an impact on PPD, but in recurrent depression other postnatal and psychosocial factors are also important risk factors. PMID: 27847645 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - November 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Suicidal Ideation, Attempt, and Determining Factors among HIV/AIDS Patients, Ethiopia.
Conclusion. Suicidal ideation and attempt were high among HIV positive patients. Therefore early screening, treatment, and referral of suicidal patients are necessary in HIV clinics. PMID: 27747101 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 18, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Depressive Symptoms among Latino Sexual Minority Men and Latina Transgender Women in a New Settlement State: The Role of Perceived Discrimination.
Discussion. Improving mental health requires multilevel interventions that address pertinent individual, interpersonal, and system level factors. PMID: 27703808 [PubMed - in process] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - October 6, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research

Prevalence of Antenatal Depression and Associated Risk Factors among Pregnant Women Attending Antenatal Clinics in Abeokuta North Local Government Area, Nigeria.
Conclusion. Antenatal depression is prevalent in this study population. Interventions to address its risk factors should be carried out and physicians should suspect depression in pregnant women reporting alcohol use and gender abuse. PMID: 27635258 [PubMed] (Source: Depression Research and Treatment)
Source: Depression Research and Treatment - September 19, 2016 Category: Psychiatry Tags: Depress Res Treat Source Type: research