Aug. 27, 2015—Treating depressed individuals and figuring out who will and won’t respond to antidepressants is mostly trial and error — much to the frustration of patients and the health care providers who treat them.
May. 7, 2015—Vanderbilt biologists have localized the seasonal light cycle effects that drive seasonal affective disorder to a small region of the brain called the dorsal raphe nucleus.
Apr. 23, 2015—Vanderbilt researchers have identified the role that a key protein associated with autism and the co-occurrence of alcohol dependency and depression plays in forming the spines that create new connections in the brain.
Jan. 23, 2015—Although heteromeric dopamine receptors composed of both D1 and D2 subunits have been proposed to play a role in depression and schizophrenia, recent studies suggest these heteromers do not exist.
Oct. 23, 2014—New insights to the workings of a protein that moves neurotransmitters across the nerve cell membrane could aid the design of more effective antidepressants.
Sep. 5, 2014—Unsolicited job leads are welcome to the unemployed, but surprisingly stressful for those with jobs.
Aug. 29, 2014—It may be possible to use skin cells as biomarkers to diagnose and manage depression.
Aug. 20, 2014—The odds that a person who suffers from severe, nonchronic depression will recover improve substantially when treated by drugs and therapy.
Apr. 17, 2014—Depression affects more than one out of three survivors of critical illness, according to a Vanderbilt study released in The Lancet Respiratory Medicine, and the majority of patients experience their symptoms physically rather than mentally.
Feb. 28, 2014—In a new Health and Wellness Wellcast, Janet McCutchen with Work/Life Connections and physician Paul Ragan discuss the link between heart disease and depression.
Vanderbilt study shows suicide risk doesn’t differ in children taking two types of commonly prescribed antidepressants
Jan. 7, 2014—A new Vanderbilt University Medical Center study shows there is no evidence that the risk of suicide differs with two commonly prescribed antidepressants prescribed to children and adolescents.
“Between Hallmark and heartache”: Vanderbilt psychiatrist offers tips for how to have a pretty good Christmas
Dec. 19, 2013—During the holidays, the goal should be to set the course somewhere “between Hallmark and heartache,” a Vanderbilt psychiatrist says. In other words, don’t strive for the perfect (you won’t achieve it), and recognize and deal head-on with some of the stressors of the season. Judith Akin, M.D., assistant clinical professor of Psychiatry at Vanderbilt...