major depressive disorder Archives
Sex counts in the brain as seasons change
Mar. 2, 2023—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.
A speedier treatment for depression?
Jul. 11, 2022—Vanderbilt researchers used a computer-based search to identify a compound with promise as a new, mechanistically distinct and rapid-acting therapy for major depressive disorder.
Noninvasive treatment for refractory OCD, major depression shows promise for lifelong benefits
Oct. 15, 2020—Four months ago, a multidisciplinary care team at Vanderbilt University Medical Center treated a patient with lifelong major depressive disorder (MDD) and obsessive compulsive disorder (OCD) — conditions that left her debilitated with intrusive thoughts, constant fear, suicidal intent and anorexia.
Treatment resistance of mental disorders studied
Mar. 28, 2019—With the aid of a four-year, $3.4 million grant from the National Institute of Mental Health, researchers at Vanderbilt University Medical Center and Massachusetts General Hospital (MGH) will apply new techniques to investigate treatment resistance of two devastating mental disorders — major depressive disorder, which befalls 15 percent of people at some point in their lives, and schizophrenia, which affects approximately 1 percent.
Oct. 1, 2018—Targeting the immune system may provide a new avenue for therapeutic intervention in psychiatric diseases characterized by motivational and cognitive deficits.
Depression poses heart risk for HIV patients: study
Oct. 8, 2015—The first study to suggest that major depressive disorder (MDD) is an independent risk factor for heart failure in HIV-positive adults has been published in Circulation.