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Mental Health and Cardiovascular Disease

For centuries, the mind–body relationship has been postulated. These findings suggest that depression and anxiety are not simply “in the mind.” They are real illnesses, like any other physical illnesses, and can negatively impact the entire body, including the cardiovascular system. Despite the abundance of investigation and demonstration of a clear relationship between mental health […]

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Major Depressive Disorder: CME Supplement

The holidays can be a stressful time for your patients, and some may become depressed. Learn the latest treatment options for major depressive order with this continuing medical education (CME) supplement.  Major Depressive Disorder: Understanding the Significance of Residual Symptoms and Balancing Efficacy with Tolerability Statement of Needs and Purpose Effective treatment with antidepressants is […]

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Holiday Blues: Recognizing & Treating Depression

In the US, the holiday season between Thanksgiving and New Year’s Eve is filled with parties, family, good food, gifts, and togetherness. It’s a time when love, forgiveness, and good cheer are in the air. Or, at least, that is how the holidays are depicted by the media. For many, the holidays are a time […]

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Abuse, Obsession, Delusion

Nude Photography: Abuse, Obsession, Delusion, and Finally Depression In October 2011, a 43-year-old computer technician with a 6-year history of Parkinson’s disease was admitted to our inpatient service for reevaluation and therapeutic optimization. Although he already had been treated with short- and long-lasting dopaminergic drugs before his admission, he was experiencing increasing fluctuations of his […]

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April 2011: Antidepressants and Heart Attack Risk (video)

What role to antidepressants play in heart disease? In this video, Editor-in-Chief Joseph S. Alpert, MD, previews new research in the April issue of The American Journal of Medicine, now available online. To read the related research article go here: Antidepressant Drug Compliance: Reduced Risk of MI and Mortality in Depressed Patients

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