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IN THIS MONTH'S ISSUE:
June 2016

Diet and Depression
A growing body of evidence suggests that a diet that promotes heart health also supports brain health.

Benzodiazepines and Dementia
Benzodiazepines probably do not contribute to the risk of irreversible cognitive decline, but they should be used sparingly and cautiously in older patients.

Antidepressants, Heart Disease, and Mortality
Depression can present life-threatening risks to patients with heart conditions, but antidepressant medications can be both protective and potentially hazardous in this population.

In Brief
A High and Increasing Trajectory of Depressive Symptoms Is Associated with Increased Risk of Dementia; Androgen Deprivation Therapy for Prostate Cancer is Linked to Depression

Antidepressant Adherence Lowers Mortality Risk
Poor antidepressant adherence can lead to a greater risk of relapse, recurrence, and chronic symptoms, and new evidence suggests it also increases the risk of all-cause mortality.

In the Media

Penn Live Mental health care: How to spot the warning signs of severe mental illness January 24, 2013
Medical Xpress Stressed out? Tips for taking control January 14, 2013
Chosunilbo Long Working Hours Linked to Depression January 27, 2012
CNN Health Working long hours doubles depression odds January 26, 2012
Reuters Exercise may boost mood for some chronically ill January 25, 2012