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Smartphone App Helps Assess Depressed Moods
A mobile app that lets patients record feelings and monitors engagement and activity may help assess and treat depression.
Primary Care Not Well Equipped to Manage Depression
Depression requires the same time and attention given to other chronic diseases, but few primary care practices are equipped to deliver.
Depression Decreases COPD Medication Adherence
Depression in COPD patients is one of the most common, yet least recognized comorbidities, with prevalence ranging from 17% to 44%.
Severe Mental Illness on the Decline in Youngsters--An 'Unexpected' Finding
Rates of severe mental illness in children and adolescents have dropped 16% since 1996, according to a new study. The lead author explains possible reasons for this surprising finding and concludes: "We're moving in the right direction!"
Stroke Rounds: Depression Doubles Stroke Risk After 50
New research suggests that depression and stroke share common cumulative etiologic mechanisms.
Top 10 Reasons Why Patients Come to Primary Care
What brings patients to your office—and not the specialty office down the street? Insights in this slideshow.
Severe Mental Illness Means Dying Young
The merging of primary psychiatric care with primary medical care is urgently needed. Here’s why.
Video: When Ovine Computation Fails to Induce Sleep
When counting sheep fails as first line therapy, what measures can you recommend to help your patient get some sleep?
Video: Rx for Depressed Patients—What Factors to Consider?
Psychiatrist Sidney Zisook, MD—a guest speaker at the recent American College of Physicians meeting in San Diego
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