Relapse in major depression linked to brain cortical changes

(HealthDay)—For patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), relapse is associated with brain cortical changes over two years, according to a study published online March 28 in JAMA Psychiatry. Dario Zaremba, from the University of Münster in Germany, and colleagues conducted a longitudinal case-control study involving patients with acute MDD at baseline and healthy controls. Participants were subdivided into groups with […]

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Federal officials urged to increase perinatal depression treatment in minority women

Despite Latinas’ and African-American women’s increased risks of perinatal depression and the availability of reliable screening tools and national awareness campaigns, research has shown that these women are significantly less likely to be screened or treated. In a new position paper, researchers at the University of Illinois and Northwestern University are urging federal policymakers to appropriate funds to boost diagnosis […]

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