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ASD study explores link between repetitive motion, depression

Apr. 28, 2022—A Vanderbilt found that research into depression risk and resilience factors for adults with ASD is also critical to guide proper screening and intervention efforts.

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Nestler’s Discovery Lecture

Apr. 28, 2022—Eric Nestler, MD, PhD, renowned for his studies of the molecular basis of drug addiction and depression, discusses his latest research findings during last week’s Discovery Lecture.

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Study links depression scores, white blood cell count

Dec. 2, 2021—  by Emily Stembridge Researchers across four health care systems, including Vanderbilt University Medical Center, have found that increased depression polygenic scores are associated with increased white blood cell count, highlighting the importance of the immune system in the etiology of depression. Despite a wide understanding of depression as a psychiatric disorder, depression’s underlying biological...

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Mothers with depression needed for research study

Nov. 19, 2021—Are you a mother who has been feeling stressed, sad, or down? Researchers at Vanderbilt University are recruiting 8-to 12-year-old children and their biological mothers for a study of depression prevention. Mothers and their children will be asked to complete questionnaires, fill out cell phone surveys for 10 days and complete an 8-week virtual intervention....

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Teens with depression study needs participants

Nov. 19, 2021—Volunteers are needed for a research study to better understand depression in teens aged 14-17 years. Teens and their biological mothers can earn up to $140 combined. If you are interested in learning more, complete the contact form here: https://redcap.link/teenstudies and a study team member will be in touch within 2-5 business days. For more information, call...

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Mental health screening in epilepsy

Oct. 18, 2021—Sending survey tools to epilepsy patients before their clinic appointment doubled the numbers of patients who were diagnosed and treated for depression and anxiety disorders, Vanderbilt neurologists found.

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Estrogen, depression and menopause

Aug. 23, 2021—A shift in emotional processing may help women adapt to lower estrogen after menopause —unless they have a history of major depressive disorder, Vanderbilt researchers have found.

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Non-invasive radiosurgery alleviates patient’s 50-year experience with depression

May. 26, 2021—Vanderbilt University Medical Center Radiation Oncologists have performed a first-ever non-invasive procedure which has greatly improved a patient’s 50-year symptoms of long-term, treatment-resistant depression.

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Study to explore treatment for older adults with depression

Apr. 22, 2021—Older adults with depression face a unique obstacle — dealing with both a mental illness and the challenges that come along with aging. Currently, there are no treatments on the market targeting depression in this specific group.

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Functional seizures associated with stroke, psychiatric disorders in electronic health records study

Jan. 7, 2021—In a large-scale study of electronic health records, Vanderbilt University Medical Center investigators have determined the prevalence of functional seizures and characterized comorbidities associated with them.

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Depression and the brain-age gap

Oct. 19, 2020—Older depressed adults show accelerated brain aging, according to a new study from Vanderbilt researchers, who suggest that the effects of depression may speed the decline in cognitive functions in older individuals.

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Study explores nicotine patch to treat late-life depression

Oct. 15, 2020—Backed by nearly $5 million in funding, researchers from Vanderbilt University Medical Center are testing to see whether transdermal nicotine patches can improve mood, forgetfulness and attentiveness in adults over 60 with a diagnosis of depression.

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