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Shared genetics may shape treatment options for certain brain disorders

Jun. 14, 2018—Symptoms of schizophrenia and bipolar disorder, including psychosis, depression and manic behavior, have both shared and distinguishing genetic factors, an international consortium led by researchers from Vanderbilt University and Virginia Commonwealth University is reporting.

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Becker driven to help improve quality of patients’ lives

Mar. 29, 2018—Jonathan Becker, DO, the medical director overseeing Vanderbilt Psychiatric Hospital’s electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) program, spends a fair amount of time explaining to patients what electroconvulsive therapy is not.

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Work/Life Connections–EAP recommends annual depression checkup

Sep. 27, 2017—Oct. 5 is National Depression Screening Day, which serves as a reminder that clinical depression is a common medical illness affecting more than 20 million American adults each year. Like screenings for other illnesses, depression screenings should be a routine part of health care.

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Pain and Alzheimer’s disease

Sep. 5, 2017—Clinicians should use a structured interview in people with Alzheimer’s disease to identify pain that might be otherwise overlooked.

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Clues found to recurrent depression

Mar. 2, 2017—Women who have had repeated depressive episodes tend to pay more attention to negative emotional information, suggesting that they may benefit from cognitive therapy to build new, more positive pathways in their brains.

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Learn how to help older adults with mental health issues Jan. 18

Jan. 13, 2017—If you care for parents or elders and are concerned they may be dealing with depression, anxiety or other mental health issues, you’ll want to attend January’s Boomers, Elders & More session.

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Reducing antidepressants’ side effects

Nov. 23, 2016—Vanderbilt investigators have discovered how antidepressant medicines that block serotonin uptake can increase bleeding risk.

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Work together to control diabetes

Jul. 15, 2016—Parenting behaviors may be an important target for improving outcomes in adolescents with diabetes.

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Antidepressants: A treatment for bad marriages?

Jul. 7, 2016—Psychiatrists usually treat marriage troubles by prescribing drugs meant for depression, a new study from Vanderbilt University shows.

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COX-2 blocker could help PTSD

May. 12, 2016—COX-2 inhibitors – used clinically to reduce inflammation and pain – may find new applications for treating PTSD and other stress-related psychiatric disorders like major depression.

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Depression intervention for at-risk youth shows sustained effects

Oct. 13, 2015—A new study finds that a cognitive-behavioral prevention program yielded sustained positive effects for youth at risk for depression.

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Take stock for National Depression Screening Day

Oct. 7, 2015—National Depression Screening Day is Oct. 8. Held during Mental Illness Awareness Week each October, it serves as a reminder that clinical depression is a common medical illness affecting more than 20 million American adults each year.

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