According to researchers, people who suffer from major depressive disorder may report feeling more negative emotions when recalling specific autobiographical memories.
Researchers discover genes associated with major depressive disorder are altered in opposite directions in males compared to females.
Researchers have identified 44 genetic risk factors for major depressive disorder. 30 of the variants are newly discovered. The team reports the genetic basis for MDD is shared with other psychological disorders and all humans carry some of the genetic risk factors identified.
Researchers report intermittent theta burst stimulation can help to alleviate the symptoms of major depressive disorder. 49% of patients who received the treatment reported a significant decrease in symptoms, with 32% reporting remission of depression.
According to researchers, 40% of people with treatment resistant depression who received rTMS no longer had suicidal thoughts following treatment.
For those with treatment resistant depression, a new study reports ECT may not only be the most effective treatment, but also the most cost effective.