High potency medical probiotic may ease depressive symptoms: RCT

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Data published in Translational Psychiatry, ​a Nature ​journal, ​indicated that a combination of Streptococcus, Bifidobacterium​, and Lactobacillus​ strains called the De Simone Formulation, used in addition to customary depression treatments, decreased depressive symptom outcomes relative to the placebo, but only when the study participants complied with the protocol. “In our study probiotic effects were only […]

Add-On Vraylar Tied to Easing of Recurrent Depressive Symptoms

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NEW ORLEANS — Adjunctive cariprazine (Vraylar) was linked with a reduction in depressive symptoms for patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), who had an inadequate response to current therapy, according to a phase III study. When added to a first-line antidepressant, 1.5 mg of once-daily cariprazine resulted in significantly greater […]

Network analysis of depressive and anxiety symptoms in adolescents during the later stage of the COVID-19 pandemic

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World health organization. Adolescent mental health. 2021. World Health Organization. Ensuring mental health an well-being in an adolescent’s formative years can foster a better transition from childhood to adulthood. 2021. Costello EJ, Egger H, Angold A. 10-year research update review: the epidemiology of child and adolescent psychiatric disorders: I. Methods […]

Depressive Symptoms Associated With Susceptibility to Vaccine Misinformation

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Study data published in JAMA Network Open suggest that depressive symptoms may be associated with engagement in COVID-19 vaccine-related misinformation. In an online survey conducted among US adults, respondents with depression were significantly more likely to endorse misinformation-driven statements about vaccines. Further, survey participants who endorsed misinformation were significantly less […]

Changes That Major Depressive Disorder Can Cause

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Looks can be deceiving. Just ask Melissa Drake. The 50-year-old author and consultant from Southern California says she had a good job, owned a home, and was raising a wonderful son. On the outside, her life looked pretty good. But nothing could’ve been further from the truth. On the inside, […]

Social Media Use Tied to Increase of Depressive Symptoms in Adults

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This year has brought an increased awareness about the potential harm that social media platforms like Instagram and TikTok can have on teens’ mental health. A Facebook whistleblower’s testimony before Congress and leaked internal documents detailed the increased risks for poor self-esteem, disordered eating, and suicidal thoughts in some young […]