Bipolar depression therapy

Placebo control showed a pronounced efficacy of modern drugs – selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors. Moreover, the exacerbation of the disease (in rather rare cases) during their intake occurs with an equally low frequency, regardless of whether the patient took the drug, or a dummy-placebo, whether he received treatment from a psychotherapist. Antidepressants should be prescribed in a psychiatric hospital for the treatment of bipolar depression in a strictly differentiated manner, with […]

Bipolar Depression Clinic

Bipolar disorder begins with a depressive state in more than half of patients, which requires careful analysis to exclude symptomatic similar ailments. Symptoms of bipolar depression The clinical picture of bipolar depression observed retardation, severe drowsiness, and in the time, such as when the recurrence (recurrent, severe) depression may occur expressed vegetative symptoms (inner tension, headache, heaviness in the chest, lack of appetite, sleep disturbances). With BD […]

Latent depression

Latent depressions are somatized (with external manifestations of physical disorders) mental disorders, which have been described in the boundaries of affective pathology since the last third of the 19th century . To date, it has become apparent that somatized mental disorders are observed in mild and atypical depression. Indeed, there is now an increase in the number of somatized , erased depressions. However, this does not mean at all that the number of these […]

Nutrition for depression

Everyone knows that nutrition affects the state of the body as a whole. The level of cholesterol, the state of the musculoskeletal system, and even the risk of cancer of one or another organ depend , among other things, on how a person eats. Increasingly, scientists are finding a connection between what we eat and the state of our emotional background. Dr. Wurtman (University of Massachusetts) claims that […]

Depression myths

In contrast to somatic diseases, which almost always find themselves in dire physical pain and other external manifestations of bright, depression often do not receive appropriate treatment, although it is quite debilitating and serious illness. Absenteeism , a significant decrease in working capacity, testicular problems, disruption of relations with children, parents, friends, etc. – these are the few of the existing consequences that threaten the lack of […]

Alcoholism and depression

The disease of alcoholism is often combined with different affective conditions: monopolar depression, bipolar disorder. Both mood disorders and alcoholism are often inherited. Alcohol itself is a dangerous, fast-acting, short-term “medicine for depression”, very toxic due to the large number of side effects, impossibility of its dosage. The lability of the breadth of its “therapeutic window” is an absolute contraindication to its use. […]

Light therapy for depression

Since ancient times, light therapy has been used as a remedy. More than 2000 years ago, doctors in ancient Greece and the Roman Empire cured lethargy and depression with sunlight, which was directed into the patient’s eyes. During his Arctic expeditions in the 1980s, Frederick Cook studied the effects of sunlight on travelers and Alaska Natives. He also […]

Neuroanatomy of affective disorders

The prefrontal cortex is the anterior part of the frontal lobes of the cerebral cortex. It is conditionally subdivided into dorsal areas responsible for cognitive functions (memory, attention, speech) and ventral areas that regulate decision making, response to external stimuli, social behavior, individuality ( Matsuo K. et al ., 2007; Prado J. with et al ., 2007). Hypofunction of the dorsal regions, due to […]

Depressive Disorders in Children with Neurological Diseases

In most cases, children with diseases of the central nervous system also have mental disorders. With epilepsy and other chronic conditions, they develop depression, mood swings, and other emotional problems. Depression is also common among parents of children with chronic neurological conditions such as epilepsy and neurofibromatosis . The situation is aggravated by the violation of the behavior […]

Demyelinating diseases and mental disorders

February 16, 2016 at MONIKI them. M.F. Vladimirsky held a scientific and practical conference ” Demyelinating diseases”. Chairman of the Scientific Committee – Sergei Viktorovich Kotov – Chief Neurologist of the Ministry of Health of the Moscow Region, Chairman of the Moscow Regional Society of Neurologists, Head of the Neurological Department, Head of the Department of Neurology of the Faculty of Advanced Training of […]