The stable tendency to see the bright side of life is associated with lower risk of major depression
because some genetic factors influence both conditions", says researcher Ragnhild Bang Nes from the Division of Mental Health.
afflicts up to 35 million Americans at some point in their lives.
The most recent manual requires that at least five of nine key symptoms--depressed mood, decreased interest in activities, significant weight loss or gain, disturbed sleep patterns, physical agitation or lethargy, fatigue, feelings of worthlessness or excessive guilt, decreased ability to concentrate or make decisions, and recurrent thoughts of death or suicide--be present for at least two weeks for major depression
to be diagnosed.
About 25% of these seniors have major depression
, and another 20 to 25% have minor depression.
Writing in this week's British Medical Journal, he said, "Improving outcomes for patients with major depression
is not as simple as prescribing a new treatment.
is manifested by a combination of symptoms (see symptom list) that interfere with the ability to work, study, sleep, eat, and enjoy once pleasurable activities.
Participants were interviewed about their mental health status and factors associated with a diagnosis of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) or major depression
The rate among the cognitively intact residents in nursing, homes is even higher: 20 to 25 percent suffer major depression
, more than 10 times the rate of nonresident adults over 65.
The study will involve 336 participants diagnosed with major depression
Investigators using objective criteria over the course of treatment indicate that patients may experience sadness or depressed mood, but not meet the DSM-IIIR definition of major depression
(Judd, Brown, & Burrows, 1991).
ATLANTA -- NeurOp Corporation today announced a collaboration with Bristol-Myers Squibb Company (NYSE: BMY) focused upon the development of NeurOp's proprietary small molecules for use in the treatment of major depression
and other central nervous system disorders.
Contract notice: Study 2013-20 (gcp) place of psychotherapy in the long-term treatment of major depression