Mental Health

The Pharmacy Times® Mental Health resource center provides a home where mental health experts and pharmacists can meet to learn about the latest clinical news from the field. With articles, coverage from conferences and meetings, links to condition-specific resources, and videos and other content, this is a one-stop shop for folks in both professions.

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Discontinuation of antidepressants should take place gradually, as abrupt stoppage or marked reduction in the dosage of an antidepressant is frequently associated with adverse effects (AEs), such as withdrawal symptoms.
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A study of Chinese women found COVID-19 heightened stress, fear, and depression during pregnancy. 
 
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Research suggests that those with progressive multiple sclerosis may have adjusted more effectively to lockdown conditions.
 
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The results of the study found that adults who experienced 4 common symptoms of anxiety and depression have upwards of 2 times greater risk of delaying medical care or not receiving needed non-COVID-19 medical care amidst the pandemic.
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The study evaluated whether conditions such as depression in adolescence are associated with a higher risk of cardiovascular disease in adulthood.
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This is the first study to systematically investigate whether individual blood pressure medications might influence the risk of developing depression, according to the authors.
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Over the course of the COVID-19 pandemic, Google searches for anxiety have climbed 17%. 
 
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Abdominal weight gain during the postmenopausal period is associated with the use of antidepressants, beta-blockers, and insulin during the menopause transition.
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Patients with peripheral artery disease and depressive symptoms experience worse recovery than patients without depressive symptoms. 
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New research indicates a need to understand the mental health impacts of the coronavirus disease 2019 pandemic.