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Clinicians face key barriers in treatment of major depressive disorder

February 24, 2021 5 min read Source/Disclosures Source: Disclosures: Nash reports she is employed by Janssen Pharmaceuticals Inc. and is a stockholder in Johnson & Johnson. ADD TOPIC TO EMAIL ALERTS Receive an email when new articles are posted on Please provide your email […]

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Otsuka, Click Therapeutics kick off decentralized pivotal trial for depression digital therapeutics

Otsuka Pharmaceutical and Click Therapeutics have announced the launch of a new, fully remote clinical trial being conducted on Verily's Project Baseline platform. Called the Mirai study, it will be measuring a digital therapeutics intervention's effectiveness in reducing symptoms of depression among adults who have a major depressive disorder (MDD) diagnosis and are on antidepressant monotherapy. […]

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Otsuka and Click Therapeutics Initiate First-of-its-Kind Fully Remote Clinical Trial Using Digital Therapeutics as Adjunctive Therapy in Adults With Major Depressive Disorder

PRINCETON, N.J. & NEW YORK--(BUSINESS WIRE)-- Otsuka Pharmaceutical Development & Commercialization, Inc. (Otsuka) and Click Therapeutics, Inc. announce the initiation of the Mirai study, a landmark fully remote clinical trial to investigate the effectiveness of digital therapeutics in reducing depressive symptoms in adults diagnosed with major depressive disorder (MDD) who are on antidepressant monotherapy. The […]

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ADHD and Depression: Links, Mistaken Symptoms, Medication

More than half of people diagnosed with attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD or ADD) will experience depression in their lifetime. And 30 to 40 percent of individuals diagnosed with depression also have ADHD. The comorbid connection between ADHD and depression is strong. And with that connection comes an increased risk for two common scenarios that […]

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COVID-19 Blood Flow Changes May Be Reason for ‘Brain Fog,’ Depression

Newswise — Rockville, Md. (February 24, 2021)—A new review suggests that blood vessel damage and impaired oxygen delivery related to COVID-19 play a role in mood changes and cognitive difficulties that people with the disease face during illness and recovery. The review is published in Physiological Reports. COVID-19, the disease caused by the SARS CoV-2 […]

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Depressed Americans are starting to lose access to telehealth therapy. Here's what Congress is doing about it

While Medicaid still covers telehealth appointments as long as the public health emergency is in effect, some private insurance companies have stopped covering it. Author: Published: 10:30 PM CST February 23, 2021 Updated: 10:47 PM CST February 23, 2021

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Can Zapping Our Brains Really Cure Depression?

The brain is an electrical organ. Everything that goes on in there is a result of millivolts zipping from one neuron to another in particular patterns. This raises the tantalizing possibility that, should we ever decode those patterns, we could electrically adjust them to treat neurological dysfunction — from Alzheimer’s to schizophrenia — or even […]

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Maternal Depression and Anxiety Linked to Offspring ADHD | HCPLive

Maternal psychiatric conditions could forecast the likelihood the offspring will develop attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in late adolescence, according to new research. A team, led by Getinet Ayano, MSc, School of Public Health, Curtin University, explored the association between maternal anxiety and depressive symptoms and the risk of ADHD symptoms in late adolescence. Previous research […]

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Florida’s mental health report shows increase in anxiety, depression during the pandemic

PANAMA CITY, Fla. (WJHG/WECP) - Anxiety and depression are said to be some of the most common issues diagnosed and treated at the Life Management Center in Panama City. “It’s not uncommon considering that people are staying in. Loneliness adds to the problem. Isolation adds to the problem,” President and CEO Ned Ailes said. According […]

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Postpartum depression survivors speak out on common plight

Evi Figgat, center, poses with daughter Elinor and son Oliver at their Eagle Mountain, Utah, home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP) Evi Figgat, center, poses with daughter Elinor and son Oliver at their Eagle Mountain, Utah, home on Wednesday, Feb. 17, 2021. (Laura Seitz/The Deseret News via AP) Photo: […]

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