Lonely people were twice as likely to die from any cause than people who did not feel lonely, according to a study based on a national survey presented at the recent EuroHeartCare 2018 in Dublin, Ireland. Also, loneliness is associated with poorer patient-reported outcomes in terms of mental and physical health in patients with heart disease.
Women who receive abortions appear to be significantly more likely to use antidepressants, although this pattern of use has less to do with the termination of pregnancy than with other risk factors for depression, according to a recent study.
Major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder, along with other adverse mental health and wellbeing outcomes, are significantly and reliably associated with circadian disruption, a recent study has found.
In patients with treatment-resistant depression (TRD), electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) may be an effective and cost-effective treatment option and should be considered after failure of two or more lines of pharmacotherapy/psychotherapy, results of a recent study suggest.
A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, and fish or in legumes and herbs during the postpartum period may help reduce symptoms of postpartum anxiety and postpartum depression, respectively, according to a study from Singapore.
MDMA (3,4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine) with adjunctive psychotherapy in a controlled setting is effective and well-tolerated in reducing symptoms of post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD), a recent study has shown.
A 12-week circuit-training exercise intervention is a safe and feasible adjunct treatment in patients with first-episode psychosis, with potential benefits to certain domains of cognitive functioning especially in females, a study has shown.