A history of depression may increase one’s perception of the amount of stress caused by the COVID-19 pandemic in their community, according to a study presented in a poster session at the ADAA 2021 Virtual Conference.
Confirming results from a previous smaller study, researchers found people who reported a history of childhood maltreatment had a more robust response to intravenous (IV) ketamine than other depressed adults seeking ketamine treatment.
Passive unobtrusive smartphone metadata could be used to prospectively predict elevations in mood disorder and depression symptoms, according to studies presented at the American Association for Geriatric Psychiatry 2021 Annual Meeting.
During the COVID-19 pandemic, a month of empathy-focused telephone calls from quickly trained laypeople eased depression, anxiety, and loneliness and improved general mental health in Meals on Wheels recipients.
A postmortem analysis of male patients revealed differences in the brains of those who had depression and died by suicide, compared with those who had no psychiatric disorders and died suddenly from other causes.
Treating mothers with PPD with cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) resulted in adaptive changes in the brains and behavior of their babies, in addition to helping the women, according to a study published in Depression and Anxiety.