“One-Third of Adults May Unknowingly Use Medications that Can Cause Depression” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. Grab your coffee and lets start! 1) One-Third of Adults May Unknowingly Use Medications that Can Cause Depression A new study from University of Illinois at Chicago researchers suggests that more than one-third of U.S. adults may be using prescription medications that have the potential … More “One-Third of Adults May Unknowingly Use Medications that Can Cause Depression” AND more on Best 5 Wednesday Reads

“Is anatomy destiny? Not according to GxE!” AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Hello and welcome to another edition of Best 5 Reads. I hope you enjoy them. 1) Is anatomy destiny? Not according to GxE! The long-held dogma that “anatomy is destiny” is fraying at the edges. The traditional nature vs nurture debate has also undergone a major transformation into a gene-by-environment interaction, abbreviated as GxE in … More “Is anatomy destiny? Not according to GxE!” AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

1) Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain Trauma, especially sexual trauma, is linked to an increased risk for several mental illnesses and chronic medical conditions, new research suggests. 2) Early Intervention Services Superior to Treatment as Usual for Early-Phase Psychosis The investigators argued that given the high degree of personal distress and societal … More Sexual Trauma Linked to Depression, PTSD, Chronic Pain AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads

NIH to Put $1.1 Billion Toward Tackling Opioid Crisis AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads!

Hello there! Today we will be talking about National Institute of Health (NIH)’s allocation of 1.1 billion dollars to tackle opioid crisis, How to prevent suicide deaths among US army soldiers, How your mind under stress, gets better at processing bad news. In addition, we will also be discussing prevalence of depression in patients seeking … More NIH to Put $1.1 Billion Toward Tackling Opioid Crisis AND more on Best 5 Thursday Reads!

Best 5 Monday Reads

Today we will be touching upon associatation between physical activity and depression, prevention and treatment of addiction, long term effects of antidepressants, effect of pharmacogenetic testing tools on depression treatment and more! 1) Physical Activity and Incident Depression: A Meta-Analysis of Prospective Cohort Studies Available evidence supports the notion that physical activity can confer protection … More Best 5 Monday Reads

Let’s discuss social influences which play role in the development of depression or PTSD in patients with a history of trauma

We must be clear that genetics is not necessarily destiny. That genetics can be overcome, and gene expression can be modulated – Dr. Charles Nemeroff So I was just listening to a podcast “Psyched!” with an episode titled “Abuse, Attachment, and Resilience: Genes and the Environment” hosted by Dr. David Carreon and Dr. Jessica Gold. … More Let’s discuss social influences which play role in the development of depression or PTSD in patients with a history of trauma