There is a high incidence of psychiatric comorbidities among gender nonconforming teenagers, with about two-thirds and one-third experiencing depression and anxiety, respectively, according to a study presented at ENDO 2020.
Post hoc analyses of the LIBERTY AD SOLO 1 & 2* and ADOL** trials demonstrated significant reductions in pruritus, anxiety, and depression with dupilumab in adults and adolescents with moderate-to-severe atopic dermatitis (AD).
Frontline healthcare workers who are directly diagnosing, treating, or caring for patients with COVID-19 have increased risks for depression, anxiety, insomnia, and distress, according to a study from China.
Delivering twice-weekly sessions of cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) or interpersonal psychotherapy (IPT) in the treatment of major depressive disorder may lead to better outcomes compared with a weekly session, a study has found.
Major depressive disorder (MDD) patients who do not respond at the second week of treatment with mirtazapine monotherapy, paroxetine monotherapy or their combination appear to show improvements at the eighth week of treatment, according to a study. The data do not support recommendations to routinely offer additional treatment or a switch in treatment strategy to patients who exhibit nonresponse early in the treatment.
Mental disorders and chronic physical conditions represent a serious public health burden in Singapore, with chronic pain, major depressive disorder, obsessive compulsive disorder, cardiovascular disease and generalized anxiety disorder being the top five contributors to increased number of years lived with disability in the general population, according to a recent study.
A school-based combined online intervention focusing on prevention of substance use, depression, and anxiety reduced alcohol consumption and anxiety symptoms in adolescents, a study from Australia showed.
The Malaysian Psychiatric Association (MPA), Malaysian Mental Health Association (MMHA) and Pfizer Malaysia jointly launched a new mental health handbook in December 2019 to highlight the signs and symptoms of mental health issues and encourage Malaysians to see a doctor early if they experience any signs or symptoms.