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Major Depressive Disorder

The strongest evidence for the use of nutritional supplements for mental health supports omega-3 as an add-on treatment for major depression, according to a new meta-review.
Exercise is effective for both preventing and treating depression, yet the intervention does not receive the acknowledgement it warrants in clinical practice, reports a new review and meta-analysis published in Current Sports Medicine Reports.
Adding fluoxetine to cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) did not reduce depressive symptoms in young people with moderate-to-severe major depressive disorder, researchers say.
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) may effectively treat non-severe depression, but the effect would not be apparent with the commonly used rating scale, researchers say.

Artificial intelligence (AI) may be able to use the sound of a person’s voice to detect depressed mood, a study presented at the recent Canadian Conference on Artificial Intelligence indicates.
Psychedelics researcher Robin Carhart-Harris, PhD, who delivered the opening session at Psych Congress 2018, spoke about the compounds at the World Economic Forum Annual Meeting in Davos, Switzerland.
Two members of the Psych Congress Steering Committee have been featured on an ABC News podcast which grew out of a newsman's newfound interest in meditation.
Listen as Psych Congress Steering Committee member Charles Raison, MD, discusses a book he coauthored, The New Mind-Body Science of Depression, with David Van Nuys, PhD, on Shrink Rap Radio.
Listen to Charles Raison, MD, discuss his JAMA Psychiatry study examining the relationship between inflammation and depression.
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