Depression News

  • Older Americans Taking Too Many Unneeded Drugs Researchers estimate that 25 percent of people ages 65 to 69 take at least five prescription drugs to treat chronic conditions. But some doctors are trying to teach others about “deprescribing” or systematically discontinuing medicines that are inappropriate, duplicative or unnecessary.
  • Ketamine Rapidly Reduces Suicidal Ideation Ketamine led to clinically meaningful reductions in suicidal ideation within 24 hours after infusion that persisted at 6 weeks with optimized pharmacologic therapy, results of a large trial show.

Depression Perspective

  • Taking Leave in Residency: Tips and Traps Taking leave from medical training is a daunting, but often necessary, prospect. The key is to carefully consider the steps necessary for transition out of residency and how best to get back into it.
  • Helping Cancer Patients Through the Trauma of Hair Loss Hair loss has a significant and often underappreciated effect on cancer patients' quality of life. Experts provide tips for managing this common treatment toxicity.