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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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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 study seeks to predict treatment response

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.

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New view of dopamine heteromers

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.

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New view of transporter dynamics

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.

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Skin biopsy to diagnose depression?

Aug. 29, 2014—It may be possible to use skin cells as biomarkers to diagnose and manage depression.

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Physical signs of depression common among ICU survivors

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.

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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.

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“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...

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