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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210783/a-neuroimaging-study-of-emotion-cognition-interaction-in-schizophrenia-the-effect-of-ziprasidone-treatment
#1
Emmanuel Stip, Adel Cherbal, David Luck, Simon Zhornitsky, Lahcen Ait Bentaleb, Ovidiu Lungu
Functional and structural brain changes associated with the cognitive processing of emotional visual stimuli were assessed in schizophrenic patients after 16 weeks of antipsychotic treatment with ziprasidone. Forty-five adults aged 18 to 40 were recruited: 15 schizophrenia patients (DSM-IV criteria) treated with ziprasidone (mean daily dose = 120 mg), 15 patients treated with other antipsychotics, and 15 healthy controls who did not receive any medication. Functional and structural neuroimaging data were acquired at baseline and 16 weeks after treatment initiation...
February 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210782/toll-like-receptor-signaling-and-stages-of-addiction
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Fulton T Crews, T Jordan Walter, Leon G Coleman, Ryan P Vetreno
BACKGROUND: Athina Markou and her colleagues discovered persistent changes in adult behavior following adolescent exposure to ethanol or nicotine consistent with increased risk for developing addiction. Building on Dr. Markou's important work and that of others in the field, researchers at the Bowles Center for Alcohol Studies have found that persistent changes in behavior following adolescent stress or alcohol exposure may be linked to induction of immune signaling in brain. AIM: This study aims to illuminate the critical interrelationship of the innate immune system (e...
February 17, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210781/adolescent-cocaine-exposure-enhances-goal-tracking-behavior-and-impairs-hippocampal-cell-genesis-selectively-in-adult-bred-low-responder-rats
#3
M Julia García-Fuster, Aram Parsegian, Stanley J Watson, Huda Akil, Shelly B Flagel
RATIONALE: Environmental challenges during adolescence, such as drug exposure, can cause enduring behavioral and molecular changes that contribute to life-long maladaptive behaviors, including addiction. Selectively bred high-responder (bHR) and low-responder (bLR) rats represent a unique model for assessing the long-term impact of adolescent environmental manipulations, as they inherently differ on a number of addiction-related traits. bHR rats are considered "addiction-prone," whereas bLR rats are "addiction-resilient," at least under baseline conditions...
February 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210780/erratum-to-test-retest-reliability-of-the-underlying-latent-factor-structure-of-alcohol-subjective-response
#4
Joseph A Lutz, Emma Childs
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
February 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210779/locomotor-activity-and-discriminative-stimulus-effects-of-a-novel-series-of-synthetic-cathinone-analogs-in-mice-and-rats
#5
Michael B Gatch, Sean B Dolan, Michael J Forster
RATIONALE: Recent years have seen an increase in the recreational use of novel, synthetic psychoactive substances. There are little or no data on the abuse liability of many of the newer compounds. OBJECTIVES: The current study investigated the discriminative stimulus and locomotor effects of a series of synthetic analogs of cathinone: α-pyrrolidinopropiophenone (α-PPP), α-pyrrolidinohexiophenone (α-PHP), α-pyrrolidinopentiothiophenone (α-PVT), 3,4-methylenedioxybutiophenone (MDPBP), and ethylone...
February 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210778/threshold-dose-for-behavioral-discrimination-of-cigarette-nicotine-content-in-menthol-vs-non-menthol-smokers
#6
Kenneth A Perkins, Nicole Kunkle, Joshua L Karelitz
RATIONALE: The lowest threshold content (or "dose") of nicotine discriminated in cigarettes may differ due to menthol preference. OBJECTIVES: Menthol and non-menthol Spectrum research cigarettes differing in nicotine content were used to determine discrimination thresholds. METHODS: Dependent smokers preferring menthol (n = 40) or non-menthol (n = 21) brands were tested on ability to discriminate cigarettes (matched for their menthol preference) with nicotine contents of 16-17, 11-12, 5, 2, and 1 mg/g, one per session, from an "ultra-low" cigarette with 0...
February 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28210777/effects-of-biperiden-and-acute-tryptophan-depletion-and-their-combination-on-verbal-word-memory-and-eeg
#7
Laura G J M Borghans, Arjan Blokland, Anke Sambeth
BACKGROUND: Research on the neurobiological foundations of memory has shown that multiple neurotransmitters play an important role in memory processing. To study the interaction between neurotransmitters such as acetylcholine and serotonin, pharmacological models can be used. In this study, we tested the effects of the muscarinic M1 antagonist biperiden, acute tryptophan depletion (ATD), and the interaction between the two on episodic memory using the verbal learning task. METHODS: The study was conducted according to a double-blind, placebo-controlled, four-way crossover design...
February 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28204841/a-single-cocaine-exposure-disrupts-actin-dynamics-in-the-cortico-accumbal-pathway-of-adolescent-rats-modulation-by-a-second-cocaine-injection
#8
Lucia Caffino, Giuseppe Giannotti, Giorgio Racagni, Fabio Fumagalli
RATIONALE AND OBJECTIVES: Among the changes caused by repeated exposure to drugs of abuse, structural rearrangements play a critical role, setting the stage for maladaptive responses to environmental challenges and sustaining drug-taking and drug-seeking behaviors. Given that adolescents are more vulnerable to drug abuse than adults and based on our recent data showing that a single exposure to cocaine during adolescence is sufficient to change the adolescent brain, we decided to investigate whether acute cocaine exposure may alter actin remodeling in reward-related brain regions...
February 15, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28197651/effects-of-early-life-stress-and-adolescent-ethanol-exposure-on-adult-cognitive-performance-in-the-5-choice-serial-reaction-time-task-in-wistar-male-rats
#9
Nathalie Boutros, Andre Der-Avakian, Athina Markou, Svetlana Semenova
RATIONALE: Early life stress combined with heavy adolescent alcohol use predicts impaired neuropsychological functioning in adulthood. We investigated whether adolescent intermittent ethanol (AIE) exposure combined with neonatal maternal separation in rats altered attentional processes and impulsivity in adulthood. METHODS: Male Wistar rat pups were exposed to maternal separation (postnatal days (PNDs) 1-14) and moderate AIE exposure (PNDs 28-57). Adult rats were tested in the five-choice serial reaction time task, which provides separate measures of attention, motor impulsivity, and compulsivity...
February 14, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190085/effect-of-chronic-opioid-therapy-on-actual-driving-performance-in-non-cancer-pain-patients
#10
Markus B Schumacher, Stefan Jongen, Anja Knoche, Frank Petzke, Eric F Vuurman, Mark Vollrath, Johannes G Ramaekers
RATIONALE: Chronic non-cancer pain (CNCP) is a major health problem. Patients are increasingly treated with chronic opioid therapy (COT). Several laboratory studies have demonstrated that long-term use of opioids does not generally impair driving related skills. But there is still a lack of studies investigating on-the-road driving performance in actual traffic. OBJECTIVES: The present study assessed the impact of COT on road-tracking and car-following performance in CNCP patients...
February 12, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190084/a-comparison-of-psychotic-symptoms-in-subjects-with-methamphetamine-versus-cocaine-dependence
#11
Peter D Alexander, Kristina M Gicas, Taylor S Willi, Clara N Kim, Veronika Boyeva, Ric M Procyshyn, Geoff N Smith, Allen E Thornton, William J Panenka, Andrea A Jones, Fidel Vila-Rodriguez, Donna J Lang, G William MacEwan, William G Honer, Alasdair M Barr
RATIONALE: The psychostimulant drugs cocaine and methamphetamine are potent indirect dopamine receptor agonists which act through similar but not identical mechanisms. Studies in humans have observed that a large proportion of those who chronically use these drugs experience psychotic symptoms. However, direct comparisons of psychotic symptom severity between cocaine and methamphetamine users are lacking. OBJECTIVES: The goal of the present study was to directly compare severity of psychotic symptoms between cocaine- and methamphetamine-dependent individuals...
February 11, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28190083/nicotine-increases-anterior-insula-activation-to-expected-and-unexpected-outcomes-among-nonsmokers
#12
Merideth A Addicott, Jason A Oliver, F Joseph McClernon
RATIONALE: Tobacco has a higher rate of dependence than other drugs of abuse. However, the psychopharmacological effects of nicotine are incongruent with the tenacity of tobacco addiction since nicotine does not produce robust euphoria in humans or self-administration in rodents. A potential explanation is that nicotine amplifies the salience of other stimuli that have some incentive value, which could influence the initiation and persistence of smoking. However, the neural mechanisms of this process are unknown...
February 11, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28188355/repeated-mdma-administration-increases-mdma-produced-locomotor-activity-and-facilitates-the-acquisition-of-mdma-self-administration-role-of-dopamine-d2-receptor-mechanisms
#13
Ross van de Wetering, Susan Schenk
RATIONALE: Repeated exposure to ±3, 4-methylenedioxymethamphetamine (MDMA) produces sensitization to MDMA-produced hyperactivity, but the mechanisms underlying the development of this sensitized response or the relationship to the reinforcing effects of MDMA is unknown. OBJECTIVES: This study determined the effect of a sensitizing regimen of MDMA exposure on the acquisition of MDMA self-administration and investigated the role of dopamine D2 receptor mechanisms...
February 10, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28180960/dissociable-effects-of-the-d-and-l-enantiomers-of-govadine-on-the-disruption-of-prepulse-inhibition-by-mk-801-and-apomorphine-in-male-long-evans-rats
#14
Brittney R Lins, Wendie N Marks, Anthony G Phillips, John G Howland
RATIONALE: The search for novel antipsychotic drugs to treat schizophrenia is driven by the poor treatment efficacy, serious side effects, and poor patient compliance of current medications. Recently, a class of compounds known as tetrahydroprotoberberines, which includes the compound d,l-govadine, have shown promise in preclinical rodent tests relevant to schizophrenia. To date, the effect of govadine on prepulse inhibition (PPI), a test for sensorimotor gating commonly used to assess the effects of putative treatments for schizophrenia, has not been determined...
February 8, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28161772/do-alcohol-dependent-patients-show-different-neural-activation-during-response-inhibition-than-healthy-controls-in-an-alcohol-related-fmri-go-no-go-task
#15
Marta Czapla, Christian Baeuchl, Joe J Simon, Barbara Richter, Matthias Kluge, Hans-Christoph Friederich, Karl Mann, Sabine C Herpertz, Sabine Loeber
RATIONALE: Alcohol dependence is associated with impaired response inhibition and heightened cue reactivity towards alcohol-related stimuli. Several brain areas, but mainly prefrontal structures, have been linked to response inhibition in addiction. This study aimed at combining both aspects: salience of drug-associated cues and response inhibition using a go/no-go task with alcohol-associated stimuli during functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI). OBJECTIVES: Nineteen abstinent alcohol-dependent patients (ADP) and 21 healthy control subjects (HC) were compared on blood oxygen level-dependent (BOLD) responses during successful inhibition of no-go stimuli and successful reactions to go stimuli...
February 4, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160035/brexpiprazole-reduces-hyperactivity-impulsivity-and-risk-preference-behavior-in-mice-with-dopamine-transporter-knockdown-a-model-of-mania
#16
Morgane Milienne-Petiot, Mark A Geyer, Jørn Arnt, Jared W Young
RATIONALE: Bipolar disorder (BD) is a unique mood disorder defined by periods of depression and mania. The defining diagnosis of BD is the presence of mania/hypomania, with symptoms including hyperactivity and risk-taking. Since current treatments do not ameliorate cognitive deficits such as risky decision-making, and impulsivity that can negatively affect a patient's quality of life, better treatments are needed. OBJECTIVES: Here, we tested whether acute treatment with brexpiprazole, a serotonin-dopamine activity modulator with partial agonist activity at D2/3 and 5-HT1A receptors, would attenuate the BD mania-relevant behaviors of the dopamine transporter (DAT) knockdown mouse model of mania...
February 3, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28160034/the-effects-of-synthetic-cannabinoids-on-executive-function
#17
K Cohen, M Kapitány-Fövény, Y Mama, M Arieli, P Rosca, Z Demetrovics, A Weinstein
BACKGROUND AND AIMS: There is a growing use of novel psychoactive substances (NPSs) including synthetic cannabinoids. Synthetic cannabinoid products have effects similar to those of natural cannabis but the new synthetic cannabinoids are more potent and dangerous and their use has resulted in various adverse effects. The purpose of the study was to assess whether persistent use of synthetic cannabinoids is associating with impairments of executive function in chronic users. METHODS: A total of 38 synthetic cannabinoids users, 43 recreational cannabis users, and 41 non-user subjects were studied in two centers in Hungary and Israel...
February 3, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154892/differential-effects-of-antipsychotic-and-propsychotic-drugs-on-prepulse-inhibition-and-locomotor-activity-in-roman-high-rha-and-low-avoidance-rla-rats
#18
Ignasi Oliveras, Ana Sánchez-González, Daniel Sampedro-Viana, Maria Antonietta Piludu, Cristóbal Río-Alamos, Osvaldo Giorgi, Maria G Corda, Susana Aznar, Javier González-Maeso, Cristina Gerbolés, Gloria Blázquez, Toni Cañete, Adolf Tobeña, Alberto Fernández-Teruel
RATIONALE: Animal models with predictive and construct validity are necessary for developing novel and efficient therapeutics for psychiatric disorders. OBJECTIVES: We have carried out a pharmacological characterization of the Roman high- (RHA-I) and low-avoidance (RLA-I) rat strains with different acutely administered propsychotic (DOI, MK-801) and antipsychotic drugs (haloperidol, clozapine), as well as apomorphine, on prepulse inhibition (PPI) of startle and locomotor activity (activity cages)...
February 2, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28154891/dopamine-dependent-visual-attention-preference-to-social-stimuli-in-nonhuman-primates
#19
Yoshie Yamaguchi, Takeshi Atsumi, Romain Poirot, Young-A Lee, Akemi Kato, Yukiori Goto
RATIONALE: Dopamine (DA) plays a central role in reward processing. Accumulating evidence suggests that social interaction and social stimuli have rewarding properties that activate the DA reward circuits. However, few studies have attempted to investigate how DA is involved in the processing of social stimuli. OBJECTIVES: In this study, we investigated the effects of pharmacological manipulations of DA D1 and D2 receptors on social vs. nonsocial visual attention preference in macaques...
February 2, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28150023/effects-of-nicotine-on-response-inhibition-and-interference-control
#20
Ulrich Ettinger, Eliana Faiola, Anna-Maria Kasparbauer, Nadine Petrovsky, Raymond C K Chan, Roman Liepelt, Veena Kumari
Nicotine is a cholinergic agonist with known pro-cognitive effects in the domains of alerting and orienting attention. However, its effects on attentional top-down functions such as response inhibition and interference control are less well characterised. Here, we investigated the effects of 7 mg transdermal nicotine on performance on a battery of response inhibition and interference control tasks. A sample of N = 44 healthy adult non-smokers performed antisaccade, stop signal, Stroop, go/no-go, flanker, shape matching and Simon tasks, as well as the attentional network test (ANT) and a continuous performance task (CPT)...
February 1, 2017: Psychopharmacology
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