Archives for Depression



Carlat Psychiatry Report

Research Updates: Depression

Has Research Found a Reliable Depression Biomarker in Boys? A major obstacle in the prevention of depression is the lack of a predictive biomarker in individuals who later develop the disorder. British researchers have shown that the combination of a physiological biomarker—salivary cortisol—and the presence of depressive symptoms might be used...
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Anti-anxiety

Nardil: A Pharmaceutical Secret Weapon?

Nardil is a little used but highly effective antidepressant when others don’t work. Steven Stahl, MD, , author of Stahl’s Essential Psychopharmacology calls it “a pharmaceutical secret weapon for patients who fail to respond to the better-known #8221; An MAOI inhibitor first prescribed in...
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Depression

The Male Resistance in Therapy

When you imagine a therapist, whom do you see? Is this person of a particular gender or other demographic? Well, according to the American Psychological Association , approximately two-thirds of therapists are female, a shift from the mid-1970s and before. The “feminization” of this...
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Depression

Medicalizing the Human Experience in the DSM

The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM) has historically been criticized as an unreliable diagnostic tool. At this point, we have no scientific way of testing for mental disorders. Diagnosis is strictly based on a cluster of observed and self-reported symptoms. Critics...
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