Psychiatric Medicine

One in 17 Americans in a given year struggle with a diagnosed serious mental illness like schizophrenia or severe depression, and perhaps many more remain undiagnosed (National Alliance on Mental Illness). Mood disorders remain the third most common reason for hospitalization amongst patients aged 18-44 (NAMI). Below are articles discussing research trials, findings, and developments in the field of psychiatric medicine.

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MBSR and the Elderly

Synopsis: A study shows mindfulness-based stress reduction may improve mild-to-moderate depressive symptoms in elderly patients.

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Yoga for Prenatal Depression

When compared with other non-pharmacological treatments, yoga therapy lowers levels of prenatal depression, and these therapies are especially effective when incorporating meditation and relaxation techniques as opposed to exercise-only yoga therapy.

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