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1. Accuracy of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for screening to detect major depression: individual participant data meta-analysis. (PubMed)

Accuracy of Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for screening to detect major depression: individual participant data meta-analysis. To determine the accuracy of the Patient Health Questionnaire-9 (PHQ-9) for screening to detect major depression.Individual participant data meta-analysis.Medline, Medline In-Process and Other Non-Indexed Citations, PsycINFO, and Web of Science (January 2000-February 2015).Eligible studies compared PHQ-9 scores with major depression diagnoses from validated (...) interviews, a brief fully structured interview. Sensitivity and specificity were examined among participant subgroups and, separately, using meta-regression, considering all subgroup variables in a single model.Data were obtained for 58 of 72 eligible studies (total n=17 357; major depression cases n=2312). Combined sensitivity and specificity was maximized at a cut-off score of 10 or above among studies using a semistructured interview (29 studies, 6725 participants; sensitivity 0.88, 95% confidence

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2019 BMJ

2. Depression in primary care: part 1-screening and diagnosis. (PubMed)

Depression in primary care: part 1-screening and diagnosis. Depression is a common and heterogeneous condition with a chronic and recurrent natural course that is frequently seen in the primary care setting. Primary care providers play a central role in managing depression and concurrent physical comorbidities, and they face challenges in diagnosing and treating the condition. In this two part series, we review the evidence available to help to guide primary care providers and practices (...) to recognize and manage depression. In this first of two reviews, we outline an approach to screening and diagnosing depression in primary care that evaluates current evidence based guidelines and applies the recommendations to clinical practice. The second review presents an evidence based approach to the treatment of depression in primary care, detailing the recommended lifestyle, drug, and psychological interventions at the individual level. It also highlights strategies that are being adopted

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2019 BMJ

3. Depression in primary care: part 2-management. (PubMed)

Depression in primary care: part 2-management. Depression is a common and heterogeneous condition with a chronic and recurrent natural course that is frequently seen in the primary care setting. Primary care providers play a central role in managing depression and concurrent physical comorbidities, and they face challenges in diagnosing and treating the condition. In this two part series, we review the evidence available to help to guide primary care providers and practices to recognize (...) and manage depression. The first review outlined an approach to screening and diagnosing depression in primary care. This second review presents an evidence based approach to the treatment of depression in primary care, detailing the recommended lifestyle, drug, and psychological interventions at the individual level. It also highlights strategies that are being adopted at an organizational level to manage depression more effectively in primary care.Published by the BMJ Publishing Group Limited

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2019 BMJ

4. Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice

Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice | From the American Academy of Pediatrics | Pediatrics '); document.write(''); } function OAS_AD(pos) { if (OAS_version >= 11 && typeof(OAS_RICH)!='undefined') { OAS_RICH(pos); } else { OAS_NORMAL(pos); } } //--> Search for this keyword Source User menu Sections Sign up for highlighting editor-chosen studies (...) with the greatest impact on clinical care. This policy is a revision of the policy in Incorporating Recognition and Management of Perinatal Depression Into Pediatric Practice Jason Rafferty , Gerri Mattson , Marian F. Earls , Michael W. Yogman , COMMITTEE ON PSYCHOSOCIAL ASPECTS OF CHILD AND FAMILY HEALTH Abstract Perinatal depression is the most common obstetric complication in the United States, with prevalence rates of 15% to 20% among new mothers. Untreated, it can adversly affect the well-being of children

2019 American Academy of Pediatrics

5. Comparative efficacy and acceptability of non-surgical brain stimulation for the acute treatment of major depressive episodes in adults: systematic review and network meta-analysis. (PubMed)

Comparative efficacy and acceptability of non-surgical brain stimulation for the acute treatment of major depressive episodes in adults: systematic review and network meta-analysis. To estimate the comparative clinical efficacy and acceptability of non-surgical brain stimulation for the acute treatment of major depressive episodes in adults.Systematic review with pairwise and network meta-analysis.Electronic search of Embase, PubMed/Medline, and PsycINFO up to 8 May 2018, supplemented by manual (...) ) (acceptability), presented as odds ratios with 95% confidence intervals. Remission and continuous depression severity scores after treatment were also examined.113 trials (262 treatment arms) that randomised 6750 patients (mean age 47.9 years; 59% women) with major depressive disorder or bipolar depression met the inclusion criteria. The most studied treatment comparisons were high frequency left rTMS and tDCS versus sham therapy, whereas recent treatments remain understudied. The quality of the evidence

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2019 BMJ

6. Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. (PubMed)

Psychological therapies for the treatment of depression in chronic obstructive pulmonary disease. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) has been recognised as a global health concern, and one of the leading causes of morbidity and mortality worldwide. Projections of the World Health Organization (WHO) indicate that prevalence rates of COPD continue to increase, and by 2030, it will become the world's third leading cause of death. Depression is a major comorbidity amongst patients (...) with COPD, with an estimate prevalence of up to 80% in severe stages of COPD. Prevalence studies show that patients who have COPD are four times as likely to develop depression compared to those without COPD. Regrettably, they rarely receive appropriate treatment for COPD-related depression. Available findings from trials indicate that untreated depression is associated with worse compliance with medical treatment, poor quality of life, increased mortality rates, increased hospital admissions

2019 Cochrane

7. Effect of Multinutrient Supplementation and Food-Related Behavioral Activation Therapy on Prevention of Major Depressive Disorder Among Overweight or Obese Adults With Subsyndromal Depressive Symptoms: The MooDFOOD Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of Multinutrient Supplementation and Food-Related Behavioral Activation Therapy on Prevention of Major Depressive Disorder Among Overweight or Obese Adults With Subsyndromal Depressive Symptoms: The MooDFOOD Randomized Clinical Trial. Effects of nutritional interventions on the prevention of major depressive disorder (MDD) in overweight adults are unknown.To examine the effect of 2 nutritional strategies (multinutrient supplementation, food-related behavioral activation therapy (...) ) and their combination for prevention of a new MDD episode in overweight adults with subsyndromal depressive symptoms.This multicenter 2 × 2 factorial randomized clinical trial included overweight adults (body mass index, 25-40) with elevated depressive symptoms (Patient Health Questionnaire-9 [PHQ-9] scores ≥5) and no MDD episode in the past 6 months from 4 European countries. A total of 1025 adults were randomized (July 30, 2015-October 12, 2016) and followed up for 1 year (October 13, 2017).Daily multinutrient

2019 JAMA

8. Effect of Integrated Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment and Problem-Solving Therapy on Body Mass Index and Depressive Symptoms Among Patients With Obesity and Depression: The RAINBOW Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Effect of Integrated Behavioral Weight Loss Treatment and Problem-Solving Therapy on Body Mass Index and Depressive Symptoms Among Patients With Obesity and Depression: The RAINBOW Randomized Clinical Trial. Coexisting obesity and depression exacerbate morbidity and disability, but effective treatments remain elusive.To test the hypothesis that an integrated collaborative care intervention would significantly improve both obesity and depression at 12 months compared with usual care.The Research (...) control group (n = 205) received medical care from their personal physicians as usual, received information on routine services for obesity and depression at their clinic, and received wireless physical activity trackers. Intervention participants also received a 12-month intervention that integrated a Diabetes Prevention Program-based behavioral weight loss treatment with problem-solving therapy for depression and, if indicated, antidepressant medications.The co-primary outcome measures were BMI

2019 JAMA

9. Comparative Efficacy of Therapies for Treatment of Depression for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. (PubMed)

Comparative Efficacy of Therapies for Treatment of Depression for Patients Undergoing Maintenance Hemodialysis: A Randomized Clinical Trial. Although depression is common among patients receiving maintenance hemodialysis, data on their acceptance of treatment and on the comparative efficacy of various therapies are limited.To determine the effect of an engagement interview on treatment acceptance (phase 1) and to compare the efficacy of cognitive behavioral therapy (CBT) versus sertraline (...) (phase 2) for treating depression in patients receiving hemodialysis.Multicenter, parallel-group, open-label, randomized controlled trial. (ClinicalTrials.gov: NCT02358343).41 dialysis facilities in 3 U.S. metropolitan areas.Patients who had been receiving hemodialysis for at least 3 months and had a Beck Depression Inventory-II score of 15 or greater; 184 patients participated in phase 1, and 120 subsequently participated in phase 2.Engagement interview versus control visit (phase 1) and 12 weeks

2019 Annals of Internal Medicine

10. Management of perinatal depression with non-drug interventions. (PubMed)

Management of perinatal depression with non-drug interventions. Perinatal depression is a common disorder that has been associated with serious risks to mother and child. Recently, screening for depression in pregnant and postpartum women has increased, as has the development of new psychotherapy and non-drug treatment modalities. Matching patients to treatments can be challenging, and although research into personalized treatment of major depression in the general population has increased (...) , no published guidelines focus on personalized treatment approaches to perinatal depression. In particular, guidelines on non-drug treatments are lacking. This review summarizes the evidence on personalized non-drug treatment of perinatal depression, how to incorporate patients' preferences, novel treatments under investigation, and the potential role of biomarkers in matching patients to treatment. The review provides recommendations for future research in personalized care of perinatal

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2019 BMJ

11. Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. (PubMed)

Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: Evidence Report and Systematic Review for the US Preventive Services Task Force. Depression during pregnancy and the postpartum period is relatively common and can have adverse effects on both mother and child.To systematically review benefits and harms of primary care-relevant interventions to prevent perinatal depression, a major or minor depressive episode during pregnancy or up to 1 year after childbirth, to inform the US Preventive Services (...) Task Force.MEDLINE, PubMED (for publisher-supplied records only), PsycINFO, and the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials; surveillance through December 5, 2018.Randomized clinical trials (RCTs) and nonrandomized controlled intervention studies of interventions (eg, behavior-based, antidepressants, dietary supplements) to prevent perinatal depression in general populations of pregnant and postpartum individuals or in those at increased risk of perinatal depression. Large cohort studies

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2019 JAMA

12. Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. (PubMed)

Interventions to Prevent Perinatal Depression: US Preventive Services Task Force Recommendation Statement. Perinatal depression, which is the occurrence of a depressive disorder during pregnancy or following childbirth, affects as many as 1 in 7 women and is one of the most common complications of pregnancy and the postpartum period. It is well established that perinatal depression can result in adverse short- and long-term effects on both the woman and child.To issue a new US Preventive (...) Services Task Force (USPSTF) recommendation on interventions to prevent perinatal depression.The USPSTF reviewed the evidence on the benefits and harms of preventive interventions for perinatal depression in pregnant or postpartum women or their children. The USPSTF reviewed contextual information on the accuracy of tools used to identify women at increased risk of perinatal depression and the most effective timing for preventive interventions. Interventions reviewed included counseling, health system

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2019 JAMA

13. Postnatal depression

Postnatal depression Postnatal depression - Symptoms, diagnosis and treatment | BMJ Best Practice You'll need a subscription to access all of BMJ Best Practice Search  Postnatal depression Last reviewed: February 2019 Last updated: February 2019 Summary Refers to the development of a depressive illness following childbirth and may form part of a unipolar or, less frequently, a bipolar illness. The Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, fifth edition (DSM-5) does not recognise (...) postnatal depression as a separate diagnosis; rather, patients must meet the criteria for a major depressive episode and the criteria for the perinatal-onset specifier. The definition according to DSM-5 is, therefore, a major depressive episode with an onset in pregnancy or within 4 weeks of delivery. However there is no established consensus as to the length of postnatal period, and some authorities define postnatal depression as occurring within the first 12 months after delivery. Aetiology is poorly

2019 BMJ Best Practice

14. Standardized Library of Depression Outcome Measures

Standardized Library of Depression Outcome Measures Standardized Library of Depression Outcome Measures | Effective Health Care Program Search Effective Health Care website Submit search Toggle navigation Select site to search Search Effective Health Care website Submit search Standardized Library of Depression Outcome Measures Michelle B. Leavy, M.P.H. Fang Li, MD, M.S. * OM1 On behalf of the Outcome Measures Framework (OMF) Depression Workgroup. Abstract Significant variation exists in both (...) conditions; it is intended to serve as a content model for developing harmonized outcome measures for specific clinical areas. AHRQ assessed the feasibility of using the OMF to develop standardized libraries of outcome measures in five clinical areas: atrial fibrillation, asthma, depression, lung cancer, and lumbar spondylolisthesis. These clinical areas represent diverse populations and care settings, different treatment modalities, and varying levels of harmonization. For each clinical area

2019 Effective Health Care Program (AHRQ)

15. The depressing evidence for antidepressants in the elderly

The depressing evidence for antidepressants in the elderly Tools for Practice is proudly sponsored by the Alberta College of Family Physicians (ACFP). ACFP is a provincial, professional voluntary organization, representing more than 5,000 family physicians, family medicine residents, and medical students in Alberta. Established over sixty years ago, the ACFP strives for excellence in family practice through advocacy, continuing medical education and primary care research. www.acfp.ca February 4 (...) , 2019 The depressing evidence for antidepressants in the elderly Clinical Question: How effective are antidepressants for treating depression in the elderly? Bottom Line: The efficacy of antidepressants in the elderly is inconsistent and may decrease as patients age. From 80% to 40% of elderly patients will recover with antidepressants, with some studies showing no difference from placebo response rates. Harms of antidepressants are common, with ~20% stopping due to adverse effects. Evidence: • 5

2019 Tools for Practice

16. Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions

Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions Final Update Summary: Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions - US Preventive Services Task Force Search USPSTF Website Text size: Assembly version: 1.0.0.308 Last Build: 11/16/2018 6:27:19 PM You are here: Final Summary Perinatal Depression: Preventive Interventions Release Date: February 2019 Recommendation Summary Population Recommendation Grade Pregnant and postpartum persons The USPSTF recommends that clinicians provide or refer (...) pregnant and postpartum persons who are at increased risk of perinatal depression to counseling interventions. To read the recommendation statement in JAMA , select . To read the evidence summary in JAMA , select . See the for information on risk assessment. ( ) Related Information for Consumers Related Information for Health Professionals There is no related information for health professionals. Supporting Documents ( ) ( ) Clinical Summary Clinical summaries are one-page documents that provide

2019 U.S. Preventive Services Task Force

17. Indicated Prevention Interventions in the Workplace for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis

Indicated Prevention Interventions in the Workplace for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review and Meta-analysis Depressive symptoms are highly prevalent and cause substantive morbidities and loss of functioning among employees. Depression may be prevented at its early stages. However, there is a paucity of information regarding indicated preventive interventions for depression among employees. The objective of this review is to examine the effectiveness of indicated interventions (...) for the reduction of depressive symptoms in the workplace.A systematic review and meta-analysis of articles published between January 2000 and September 2017 was conducted using major electronic databases, including PubMed/MEDLINE, PsycINFO, EMBASE, SOCINDEX, and ABI/ProQuest. Studies were selected based on a set of predefined inclusion criteria. Primary outcome measures were depressive symptomatology, and the interventions were preventive in nature. Studies were pooled based on the intervention type

2019 EvidenceUpdates

18. Effects of Sahaj Samadhi meditation on heart rate variability and depressive symptoms in patients with late-life depression

Effects of Sahaj Samadhi meditation on heart rate variability and depressive symptoms in patients with late-life depression Late-life depression (LLD) is a disabling disorder and antidepressants are ineffective in as many as 60% of cases. Converging evidence shows a strong correlation between LLD and subsequent risk of cardiovascular disease. There is a need for new, well-tolerated, non-pharmacological augmentation interventions that can treat depressive symptoms as well as improve heart rate (...) variability (HRV), an important prognostic marker for development of subsequent cardiovascular disease. Meditation-based techniques are of interest based on positive findings in other samples.AimsWe aimed to assess the efficacy of Sahaj Samadhi meditation (SSM), an underevaluated, standardised and manualised meditation intervention, on HRV and depressive symptoms.Eighty-three men and women aged 60-85 years, with mild to moderate depression and receiving treatment as usual (TAU) were randomised to either

2019 EvidenceUpdates

19. Combining mirtazapine with other antidepressants is not effective for treatment-resistant depression

Combining mirtazapine with other antidepressants is not effective for treatment-resistant depression Combining mirtazapine with other antidepressants is not effective for treatment-resistant depression Discover Portal Discover Portal Combining mirtazapine with other antidepressants is not effective for treatment-resistant depression Published on 15 January 2019 doi: Adding mirtazapine to first-line antidepressants for adults with treatment-resistant depression does not improve symptoms when (...) compared with placebo (dummy pills). People taking mirtazapine are more likely to experience side effects, and stop taking their treatment. This NIHR-funded trial took place in 106 general practices in England, recruiting 480 adults with mild to severe depression. All participants had been taking selective serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) or serotonin-noradrenaline reuptake inhibitor (SNRI) antidepressants for at least six weeks but were still depressed. The findings show that this combination has

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre

20. Antidepressants do not help treat depression in people living with dementia

Antidepressants do not help treat depression in people living with dementia Antidepressants do not help treat depression in dementia Discover Portal Discover Portal Antidepressants do not help treat depression in people living with dementia Published on 8 January 2019 doi: Antidepressants do not reduce symptoms of depression in people with dementia compared with placebo (dummy pills). Measured 6 to 13 weeks after starting the treatment, there is little or no difference in participants’ symptoms (...) the NICE guideline, which recommends that antidepressants are not routinely offered to people with dementia and depression, but that psychological treatments are considered instead. Share your views on the research. Why was this study needed? Dementia is a condition that includes memory loss, reasoning and communication difficulties, and changes in personality. It is progressive, so symptoms usually get worse. The most common types of dementia are Alzheimer’s disease and vascular dementia. The number

2019 NIHR Dissemination Centre