New treatments for depression

Currently, depression is treated with pharmacological antidepressant drugs, transcranial magnetic stimulation, light therapy , direct current, magnetic and electroconvulsive therapy, and surgical interventions. Surgery methods include laser and radiofrequency abelation , deep brain stimulation, linear accelerator, and stereotaxic surgery. All…

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Depression and gout

Metabolic disorders are common in patients with depressive disorders. The link between depression and gout has been the subject of research by various scientists. With gout, the risk of depression increases…

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Some approaches to treating depression

There are several types of depressive spectrum disorders. They include neurotic depression and dysthymic disorders. For depression, tranquilizers, antidepressants, psychotherapy, drugs that affect the somatic state are prescribed. Therapy depends on the pathogenesis of the…

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Withdrawal of antidepressants

Various groups of antidepressants are prescribed to treat depression. They affect the activity of brain neurotransmitters - serotonin, norepinephrine, dopamine, GABA. When drugs are withdrawn , various mental and somatic disorders may appear . Unlike antipsychotic withdrawal disorders, antidepressant…

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Types of depression according to the American classification DSM-VI

In the United States, psychiatrists distinguish three types of depression: major (major) depression, depressive disorder, and dysthymia. Major depression is characterized by severe manifestations of depression: depressed mood;decreased interest in life;loss-gain in weight; insomnia,…

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