The investigators drew these pairs from an estimated 937,971 patients in the Kids' Inpatient Database for 2012 who were identified as being aged 6 years and older and having any of the 10 of the most common diagnoses other than affective disorders
. The investigators then determined which children among those identified had comorbid depression (2.9%) and which did not (97.1%) to create the propensity score-matched pairs.
The clinical implication of this finding is that unaffected first-degree relatives of patients with bipolar disorder --an affective disorder
typically diagnosed at age 15-24--should be targeted for intensified primary car diovascular prevention, with a focus on smoking and dyslipidemia, both of which were more prevalent in these patients and their unaffected relatives than in the general population in her study, noted Dr.
Moreover, various experimental researches and clinical trials have revealed the beneficial effect of magnesium supplementation in the clinical symptomatology and the therapeutic response to classical antidepressant drugs, in patients with affective disorders
When comparing the treatment effect in patients with and without a positive family history of affective disorders
, it was necessary to remove the confounding effect of different types of treatment, so we only included patients treated with duloxetine, currently the most commonly used antidepressant at our two centers.
Oslund (Student Disability Services, Michigan Technological U.) notes that a number of students with autism, ADD, affective disorders
, and other unseen disabilities are drawn to the fields of science, technology, engineering, and math (also referred to as STEM).
Dietrich School of Arts and Sciences, along with a team of researchers from Pitt's School of Medicine and Reyerson University, investigated why, according to a previously published sleep study by the University of California, Berkeley, individuals with seasonal affective disorder
incorrectly reported that they slept four more hours a night in the winter.
The present study was undertaken to assess the prevalence of Bipolar affective disorder
in substance use disorder patients and examined the temporal relationship between the two psychiatric disorders.
Published in the April 3 online edition of the Journal of Affective Disorders
, the findings suggest that susceptibility to PTSD is inherited, pointing to new ways of screening for and treating the disorder.
(25) To minimize the risk of switching, begin light therapy at 5 to 10 minutes daily and slowly increase while monitoring the clinical effect (see Related Resources, page 53, for more information about light therapy for affective disorders
Chronotherapeutics for affective disorders
; a clinician's manual for light and wake therapy.
Dr Oscar Franco, who led the research, said: "More studies are still needed to evaluate whether vitamin D is associated with Seasonal Affective Disorders
, but our study does raise questions about the effects of taking more vitamin D to combat depressive symptoms."
Findings published in the Journal Of Affective Disorders
show that a daily dose reduce the risk of suffering from depression, stress and anxiety by 30 per cent.
An overview of epidemiological studies on seasonal affective disorders
. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 101, 176-184.
These areas are of interest: 1) mental retardation, cerebral palsy, autism spectrum disorders, visual and or hearing impairment, attention deficit and hyperactivity disorders, and affective disorders
; 2) delays or deficits in domains of neurodevelopment such as cognition, motor, sensory; 3) thyroid/pituitary dysfunction, puberty and sexual maturation, reproductive development, sexual dimorphic phenotypes, growth disorders or impairments including but not limited to childhood obesity; 4) reproductive outcomes such as preterm delivery, birth defects; 5) other outcomes associated with nervous and/or endocrine system disruption.