Patients Experience More Side Effects from Depression Medication Than Psychiatrists Admit

A study from Rhode Island Hospital shows that patients report side effects from medication for the treatment of depression 20 times more than psychiatrists have recorded in charts. The researchers recommend the use of a self-administered patient questionnaire in clinical practice to improve the recognition of side effects for patients in treatment. The study is…

Mental Health Providers Should Promote Exercise for Those with Depression and Anxiety

Exercise is a magic drug for many people with depression and anxiety disorders, and it should be more widely prescribed by mental health care providers, according to researchers who analyzed the results of numerous published studies. “Exercise has been shown to have tremendous benefits for mental health,” says Jasper Smits, director of the Anxiety Research…

Stroke Patients Experience Better Depression Recovery When Given Psychosocial Therapy

Recovering from a stroke can be a tumultuous time for anyone, especially if recovery includes extensive therapy or even permanent damage. Now, a new study demonstrates the value delivered in psychological therapy combined with medication. According to a Science Daily report, adding psychosocial therapy improved depression scores short term. In addition, these improvements were sustained…