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SLU Research: Opioid Cessation May Be More Successful When Depression Is Treated

Jeffrey Scherrer, Ph.D., professor of family and community medicine at Saint Louis University and his co-authors have found depression is a consequence of chronic opioid use. In the current study, they find that patients with chronic prescription opioid use and depression who adhered to anti-depressant medications were more likely to stop opioids. Exploratory analysis found

Early-Life Depression Boosts Alzheimer’s Risk

Depression that starts early in life increases the risk for Alzheimer's disease (AD), as demonstrated in findings from a large, longitudinal study that is the first to report this association. This relationship has not been seen in earlier studies, Lena Johansson, PhD, Institute of Neuroscience and Physiology, Sahlgrenska Academy Center for Aging and Health, the

App Helps Patients with Depression, Psychiatrists Manage Mood, Activity Levels

COLUMBIA, Mo. ― Approximately 16 million American adults are affected by depression. However, many patients see a psychiatrist only once every two to three months. Recognizing that patients often forget how their moods vary between visits, a team from the University of Missouri, Missouri University of Science and Technology and the Tiger Institute for Health

Mindfulness-based therapy could offer an alternative to antidepressants for preventing depression relapse

Researchers from Plymouth University Peninsula Schools of Medicine and Dentistry are part of a team led by the University of Oxford, who have carried out new research that suggests mindfulness-based cognitive therapy (MBCT) could provide an alternative non-drug treatment for people who do not wish to continue long-term antidepressant treatment. The results are published in

NIH award funds research into tiny devices that shine light on brain disorders

Washington University in St. Louis, by Jim Dreyden ~ November 12, 2013 To better understand and one day provide improved treatments for depression, addiction and anxiety, researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are using tiny, electronic devices to identify and map neural circuits in the brain. The innovative work has been

Study looks at safety, effectiveness of generics for treating depression

Washington University in St. Louis, by Jim Dreyden ~ November 4, 2013 Researchers at Washington University School of Medicine in St. Louis are studying the quality, effectiveness and safety of generic drugs used to treat depression. The research is supported by the U.S. Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and is the only study of its

Rockville biotech tests stem cells for depression

Monday, July 2, 2012 By: Gazette staff Neuralstem, the Rockville company that's developing a stem cell treatment for patients with amyotrophic lateral sclerosis, has begun testing the safety of its treatment for major depressive disorder. The compound, NSI-189, stimulates new neuron growth in the brain's hippocampus region, which scientists think is involved in depression and