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Increasing the Impact of Prevention of Depression—New Opportunities

Increasing the Impact of Prevention of Depression—New Opportunities Opinion EDITORIAL Increasing the Impact of Prevention of Depression— New Opportunities Pim Cuijpers, PhD; Charles F. Reynolds III, MD Depressive disorders are highly prevalent and are associated an intervention for depression. This study indicates that an in- with a substantial loss of quality of life for patients and their tervention aimed at insomnia can effectively reduce the inci- dence of major depression in those without a depressive dis- relatives, with increased levels of morbidity and mortality and with enormous economic costs. Although effective pharma- order at the start of the intervention, meaning that depression cologic and psychological can be prevented effectively without even using the word treatments are available, the depression and thus avoid the associated stigma. The study by Related article page 33 effects are modest, relapse Irwin and colleagues found that this innovative preventive rates are high, and many patients do not respond to treat- strategy is effective in older adults, which is important be- ments at all. Current treatments can reduce only an esti- cause insomnia and depression are highly prevalent in this mated one-third of the disease burden of depression at the population and the uptake of both preventive and treatment population level and only http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png JAMA Psychiatry American Medical Association

Increasing the Impact of Prevention of Depression—New Opportunities

JAMA Psychiatry , Volume 79 (1) – Jan 24, 2022

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American Medical Association
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Copyright 2021 American Medical Association. All Rights Reserved.
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2168-622X
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2168-6238
DOI
10.1001/jamapsychiatry.2021.3153
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Abstract

Opinion EDITORIAL Increasing the Impact of Prevention of Depression— New Opportunities Pim Cuijpers, PhD; Charles F. Reynolds III, MD Depressive disorders are highly prevalent and are associated an intervention for depression. This study indicates that an in- with a substantial loss of quality of life for patients and their tervention aimed at insomnia can effectively reduce the inci- dence of major depression in those without a depressive dis- relatives, with increased levels of morbidity and mortality and with enormous economic costs. Although effective pharma- order at the start of the intervention, meaning that depression cologic and psychological can be prevented effectively without even using the word treatments are available, the depression and thus avoid the associated stigma. The study by Related article page 33 effects are modest, relapse Irwin and colleagues found that this innovative preventive rates are high, and many patients do not respond to treat- strategy is effective in older adults, which is important be- ments at all. Current treatments can reduce only an esti- cause insomnia and depression are highly prevalent in this mated one-third of the disease burden of depression at the population and the uptake of both preventive and treatment population level and only

Journal

JAMA PsychiatryAmerican Medical Association

Published: Jan 24, 2022

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