Depressive Disorders – FPN

Friday's Progress Notes
Mental Health Information
May 2015 - Vol. 19 Issue 5
Published by athealth.com

1. MEDSCAPE
Depression
This article focuses on major depressive disorder in adults.

2. SOCIAL WORK PODCAST
Social workers and depression: Interview with Mark Meier, MSW, LICSW
This podcast explores the subject that social workers are three times as likely to be depressed as people in the
general population.

3. AMERICAN FAMILY PHYSICIAN
Treatment of Childhood and Adolescent Depression
The prevalence of depression is estimated to be about 3% percent in children younger than 13 years and 6% in
adolescents 13 to 18 years of age.

4. COUNSELING TODAY
The Hope Chest: Unpacking the Hurt
When working with suicidal teens, I have found it useful to tell them about the invisible box that we each carry.

5. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Can social media help mental health practitioners prevent suicides?
As platforms for self-expression, social networking sites such as Facebook, Twitter, and Tumblr are sources of real-time information that could aid in suicide prevention. (Complimentary registration required.)

6. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGIST
Mindfulness holds promise for treating depression
New research suggests that practicing mindfulness may help prevent a relapse.

7. CURRENT PSYCHIATRY ONLINE
Depressed and sick with ‘nothing to live for’
Assessments can be challenging in depressed patients, often because of the uncertain role of features such as
hopelessness, anhedonia, and passive death wish in the decision-making process.

8. AMERICAN PSYCHOLOGICAL ASSOCIATION (APA)
Can magnets cure depression?
Transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) is gaining ground as a therapy for treatment-resistant depression.

9. INNOVATIONS IN CLINICAL NEUROSCIENCE
The Bereavement Exclusion and DSM-5: An Update and Commentary
The removal of the bereavement exclusion in the diagnosis of major depression was perhaps the most controversial change from DSM-IV to DSM-5.

10. AMERICAN JOURNAL OF PSYCHIATRY
Practice-Based Versus Telemedicine-Based Collaborative Care for Depression in Rural Federally Qualified Health Centers.
Telemedicine-based collaborative care virtually co-locates and integrates mental health providers into primary care settings.

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