More Americans than ever have serious psychological distress, study says
More Americans than ever before are stressed, depressed and anxiety-ridden, and many are unable to get the help they need, a new study suggests.
'Magic' Mushrooms Show Promise Against Depression In First-Ever Trial
There's more to these little fungi than a trippy concert experience.
Ketamine May Be a Depression Treatment Over Antidepressants
Ketamine is remarkably good at erasing away the worst symptoms of depression—but there's a catch
Onetime Party Drug Hailed As Miracle For Treating Severe Depression
It was November 2012 when Dennis Hartman, a Seattle business executive, managed to pull himself out of bed, force himself to shower for the first time in days and board a plane that would carry him ac...
Depression: The Link Between Placebo and Antidepressants
The findings could affect future depression treatments. A new study finds that people who are depressed and respond strongly to placebo treatments also reap the most benefit when they’re given real an...
Commonly Prescribed Drugs Affect Decisions To Harm Oneself And Others
Healthy people given the serotonin-enhancing antidepressant citalopram were willing to pay almost twice as much to prevent harm to themselves or others than those given placebo drugs in a moral decisi...
Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale
The Montgomery–Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (abbreviated MADRS) is a ten-item diagnostic questionnaire which psychiatrists use to measure the severity of depressive episodes in patients with mood di...
Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale
The Edinburgh Postnatal Depression Scale (EPDS) is a 10-item questionnaire that was developed to identify women who have PPD. Items of the scale correspond to various clinical depression symptoms, suc...
Beck Hopelessness Scale
The Beck Hopelessness Scale (BHS) is a 20-item self-report inventory developed by Dr. Aaron T. Beck that was designed to measure three major aspects of hopelessness: feelings about the future, loss of...
Nisoxetine
Nisoxetine, originally synthesized in the Lilly research laboratories during the early 1970s, is a potent and selective inhibitor for the reuptake of norepinephrine (noradrenaline) into synapses. It c...
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Radafaxine
Radafaxine is drug candidate designated GW-353,162 by GlaxoSmithKline, investigated for treatment of restless leg syndrome and as an NDRI antidepressant. GlaxoSmithKline was targeting Radafaxine for...
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Patient Health Questionnaire
The Patient Health Questionnaire (PHQ) is a multiple-choice self-report inventory copyrighted by Pfizer Inc, that is used as a screening and diagnostic tool for mental health disorders of depression,...
Geriatric Depression Scale
The Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS) is a 30-item self-report assessment used to identify depression in the elderly. The scale was first developed in 1982 by J.A. Yesavage and others.
The GDS ques...
Viloxazine
Viloxazine (Vivalan, Emovit, Vivarint, Vicilan) is a bicyclic antidepressant morpholine derivative that acts as a selective norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (NRI). It produces a marked stimulant effe...
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Medifoxamine
Medifoxamine (Cledial, Gerdaxyl) is an antidepressant which acts as a dopamine reuptake inhibitor and agonist at the 5-HT2A and 5-HT2C receptors. It was used mainly in France, but was withdrawn follow...
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Rating scales for depression
A depression rating scale is a psychiatric measuring instrument having descriptive words and phrases that indicate the severity of depression for a time period. When used, an observer may make judgeme...
Venlafaxine
Venlafaxine (brand names: Effexor, Effexor XR and Trevilor) is an antidepressant of the serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) class. This means it increases the concentrations of the neur...
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Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale
The Zung Self-Rating Depression Scale was designed by Duke University psychiatrist William W.K. Zung MD (1929-1992) to assess the level of depression for patients diagnosed with depressive disorder. ...
Beck Depression Inventory
The Beck Depression Inventory (BDI, BDI-1A, BDI-II), created by Aaron T. Beck, is a 21-question multiple-choice self-report inventory, one of the most widely used instruments for measuring the severit...
Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale
The Kutcher Adolescent Depression Scale is a psychological self-rating scale developed by Dalhousie University professor of psychiatry Stan Kutcher, to assess the level of depression in adolescents.
Major Depression Inventory
The Major Depression Inventory (MDI) is a self-report mood questionnaire developed by the World Health Organisation. The instrument was constructed by a team led by Professor Per Bech, a psychiatrist ...
Antidepressant
Antidepressants are drugs used for the treatment of major depressive disorder and other conditions, including dysthymia, anxiety disorders, obsessive compulsive disorder, eating disorders, chronic pai...
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Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression
The Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRSD), also called the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS), abbreviated HAM-D, is a multiple item questionnaire used to provide an indication of depressi...