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Treatment-resistant depression linked to body mass index: study

Genetic factors are a small but significant contributor to severe depression that does not respond to standard therapy, according to researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital.

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Heart disease, depression linked by inflammation: study

Coronary artery disease and major depression may be genetically linked via inflammatory pathways to an increased risk for cardiomyopathy, a degenerative heart muscle disease, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital have found.

Child Health Poll: more than 1-in-4 Tennessee parents worried their kids have undiagnosed depression, anxiety

The latest analysis of the 2023 Tennessee Child Health Poll, released during National Mental Health Awareness Month, has found that roughly 29% of Tennessee parents are concerned their child has undiagnosed anxiety or depression.

Poll shows more than 1-in-4 Tennessee parents worried their kids have undiagnosed depression, anxiety

The latest analysis of the 2023 Tennessee Child Health Poll, released during National Mental Health Awareness Month, has found that roughly 29% of Tennessee parents are concerned their child has undiagnosed anxiety or depression.

Participants in a recent shared medical appointment include, front row from left, patient Ellen Nelson, Merranda Holmes, MD, and Kevin Liu, MD, Hospice and Palliative Medicine fellow. Back row from left, Francis Balucan, MD, MBA, Taina Ovchinnikov, APRN, F-NP, and Erica Gray, PharmD.

Program studies impact of shared medical visits on loneliness and other issues

Vanderbilt is is studying how the use of shared medical appointments — when patients with common needs meet together with several health care providers — might impact loneliness, as well as other factors such as depression, substance abuse and utilization of emergency care.

Sex counts in the brain as seasons change

Photoperiod, or length of day, has sex-specific impacts on dopamine dynamics in the brain, offering insights into sex differences in neuropsychiatric disorders, Vanderbilt researchers report.

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