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International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology

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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645191/how-effective-is-algorithm-guided-treatment-for-depressed-inpatients-results-from-the-randomized-controlled-multicenter-german-algorithm-project-3-trial
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Mazda Adli, Katja Wiethoff, Thomas C Baghai, Robert Fisher, Florian Seemüller, Gregor Laakmann, Peter Brieger, Joachim Cordes, Jaroslav Malevani, Gerd Laux, Iris Hauth, Hans-Jürgen Möller, Klaus-Thomas Kronmüller, Michael N Smolka, Peter Schlattmann, Maximilian Berger, Roland Ricken, Thomas J Stamm, Andreas Heinz, Michael Bauer
Background: Treatment algorithms are are considered as key to improve outcomes by enhancing the quality of care. This is the first randomized controlled study to evalutate the clinical effect of algorithm-guided treatment in inpatients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Methods: Inpatients, aged 18-70 years with MDD from 10 German psychiatric departments were randomized to 5 different treatment arms (from 2000 to 2005), three of which were standardized stepwise drug treatment algorithms (ALGO)...
June 22, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637184/a-preliminary-naturalistic-study-of-low-dose-ketamine-for-depression-and-suicide-ideation-in-the-emergency-department
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Gregory Luke Larkin, Annette L Beautrais
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June 20, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28637246/effect-of-psilocybin-on-empathy-and-moral-decision-making
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Thomas Pokorny, Katrin H Preller, Michael Kometer, Isabel Dziobek, Franz X Vollenweider
Background: Impaired empathic abilities lead to severe negative social consequences and influence the development and treatment of several psychiatric disorders. Furthermore, empathy has been shown to play a crucial role in moral and prosocial behaviour. Although the serotonin (5-HT) system has been implicated in modulating empathy and moral behaviour, the relative contribution of the various 5-HT receptor subtypes is still unknown. Methods: We investigated the acute effect of psilocybin (0...
June 16, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28633291/p2x7-receptors-drive-spine-synapse-plasticity-in-the-learned-helplessness-model-of-depression
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L Otrokocsi, Á Kittel, B Sperlágh
Background: Major depressive disorder is characterized by structural and functional abnormalities of cortical and limbic brain areas, including a decrease in spine synapse number in the dentate gyrus (DG) of the hippocampus. Recent studies highlighted that both genetic and pharmacological invalidation of the purinergic P2X7 receptor (P2rx7) leads to antidepressant-like phenotype in animal experiments, however, the impact of P2rx7 on depression-related structural changes in the hippocampus is not clarified yet...
June 13, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28605494/glutamate-transport-a-new-bench-to-bedside-mechanism-for-treating-drug-abuse
#5
Sade Spencer, Peter W Kalivas
Drug addiction has often been described as a "hijacking" of the brain circuits involved in learning and memory. Glutamate is the principal excitatory neurotransmitter in the brain, and its contribution to synaptic plasticity and learning processes is well established in animal models. Likewise, over the past twenty years the addiction field has ascribed a critical role for glutamatergic transmission in the development of addiction. Chronic drug use produces enduring neuroadaptations in corticostriatal projections that are believed to contribute to a maladaptive deficit in inhibitory control over behavior...
June 12, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28591782/sex-dependent-effects-of-stress-on-immobility-behavior-and-vta-dopamine-neuron-activity-modulation-by-ketamine
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Millie Rincón-Cortés, Anthony A Grace
Background: Stress constitutes a risk factor across several psychiatric disorders. Moreover, females are more susceptible to stress-related disorders, such as depression, than males. Although dopamine (DA) system underactivation is implicated in the pathophysiology of depression, little is known about the female DA system at baseline and post-stress. Methods: The effects of chronic mild stress (CMS) were examined on ventral tegmental area (VTA) DA neuron activity and forced swim test (FST) immobility by comparing male and female rats...
June 7, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582570/phase-ii-proof-of-concept-trial-of-the-orexin-receptor-antagonist-filorexant-mk-6096-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder
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Kathryn M Connor, Paulette Ceesay, Jill Hutzlemann, Duane Snavely, Andrew D Krystal, Madhukar H Trivedi, Michael Thase, Christopher Lines, W Joseph Herring, David Michelson
Background: We evaluated the orexin receptor antagonist filorexant (MK-6096) for treatment augmentation in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Methods: Six-week, double-blind, placebo-controlled, parallel-group, Phase II, proof-of-concept study. Patients with MDD (partial responders to ongoing antidepressant therapy) were randomized 1:1 to once-daily oral filorexant 10mg or matching placebo. Results: Due to enrollment challenges the study was terminated early, resulting in insufficient statistical power to detect a pre-specified treatment difference; of 326 patients planned, 129 (40%) were randomized and 128 took treatment...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582529/disrupted-olfactory-integration-in-schizophrenia-functional-connectivity-study
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Sara Kiparizoska, Toshikazu Ikuta
Background: Evidence for olfactory dysfunction in schizophrenia has been firmly established. However, in the typical understanding of schizophrenia, olfaction is not recognized to contribute to or interact with the illness. Despite the solid presence of olfactory dysfunction in schizophrenia, its relation to the rest of the illness remains largely unclear. Here, we aimed to examine functional connectivity of the olfactory bulb, olfactory tract, and piriform cortices and isolate the network that would account for the altered olfaction in schizophrenia...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28582515/decreased-prostaglandin-d2-levels-in-major-depressive-disorder-are-associated-with-depression-like-behaviors
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Cuilin Chu, Hui Wei, Wanwan Zhu, Yan Shen, Qi Xu
Background: Prostaglandin (PG) D2 is the most abundant prostaglandin in the mammalian brain. The physiological and pharmacological actions of PGD2 in the central nervous system seem to be associated with some of the symptoms exhibited by patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Previous studies have found that PGD2 synthase was decreased in the cerebrospinal fluid of MDD patients. We speculated that there may be a dysregulation of PGD2 levels in MDD. Methods: Ultra-performance liquid chromatography-tandem mass spectrometry coupled with a stable isotopic labeled internal standard was used to determine PGD2 levels in the plasma of MDD patients and in the brains of depressive mice...
June 3, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575455/adolescent-alcohol-exposure-induced-changes-in-alpha-melanocyte-stimulating-hormone-and-neuropeptide-y-pathways-via-histone-acetylation-in-the-brain-during-adulthood
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Dadasaheb M Kokare, Evan J Kyzar, Huaibo Zhang, Amul J Sakharkar, Subhash C Pandey
Background: Adolescent intermittent ethanol (AIE) exposure causes long-lasting alterations in brain epigenetic mechanisms. Melanocortin and neuropeptide Y (NPY) signaling interact and are affected by ethanol exposure in the brain. Here, the persistent effects of AIE on alpha-melanocyte stimulating hormone (α-MSH), melanocortin 4 receptor (MC4R) and NPY expression and their regulation by histone acetylation mechanisms were investigated in adulthood. Methods: Male rats were exposed to AIE (2 g/kg, i...
May 31, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531297/mechanisms-of-kappa-opioid-receptor-potentiation-of-dopamine-d2-receptor-function-in-quinpirole-induced-locomotor-sensitization-in-rats
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Angélica P Escobar, Marcela P González, Rodrigo C Meza, Verónica Noches, Pablo Henny, Katia Gysling, Rodrigo A España, José A Fuentealba, María E Andrés
Background: Increased locomotor activity in response to the same stimulus is an index of behavioral sensitization observed in preclinical models of drug addiction and compulsive behaviors. Repeated administration of Quinpirole (QNP), a D2/D3 dopamine agonist, induces locomotor sensitization. This effect is potentiated and accelerated by co-administration of U69593, a kappa opioid receptor agonist (KOR). The mechanism underlying KOR potentiation of QNP-induced locomotor sensitization remains to be elucidated...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28531264/cariprazine-exhibits-anxiolytic-and-dopamine-d3-receptor-dependent-antidepressant-effects-in-the-chronic-stress-model
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Vanya Duric, Mounira Banasr, Tina Franklin, Ashley Lepack, Nika Adham, Béla Kiss, István Gyertyán, Ronald S Duman
Background: Cariprazine, a D3-preferring dopamine D2/D3 receptor partial agonist, is a new antipsychotic drug recently approved in the US for the treatment of schizophrenia and bipolar mania. We recently demonstrated that cariprazine also has significant anti-anhedonic-like effects in rats subjected to chronic stress; however, the exact mechanism of action for cariprazine's antidepressant-like properties is not known. Thus, in this study we examined whether the effects of cariprazine are mediated by dopamine D3 receptors...
May 22, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28575316/oxidative-stress-and-inflammation-in-early-onset-first-episode-psychosis-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis
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David Fraguas, Covadonga M Díaz-Caneja, Alberto Rodríguez-Quiroga, Celso Arango
Background: People with schizophrenia and other psychosis show increased proinflammatory and prooxidative status. However, the few studies that have specifically assessed oxidative and inflammatory markers in early onset psychosis (onset before age 18) have shown contradictory results. Methods: Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-analyses guidelines for systematic reviews and meta-analyses were used to conduct a systematic literature search to detect studies comparing inflammatory and oxidative markers in early onset psychosis patients and healthy controls...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28340244/bupropion-administration-increases-resting-state-functional-connectivity-in-dorso-medial-prefrontal-cortex
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Ewelina Rzepa, Zola Dean, Ciara McCabe
Background: Patients on the selective serotonergic reuptake inhibitors like citalopram report emotional blunting. We showed previously that citalopram reduces resting-state functional connectivity in healthy volunteers in a number of brain regions, including the dorso-medial prefrontal cortex, which may be related to its clinical effects. Bupropion is a dopaminergic and noradrenergic reuptake inhibitor and is not reported to cause emotional blunting. However, how bupropion affects resting-state functional connectivity in healthy controls remains unknown...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339691/z-guggulsterone-produces-antidepressant-like-effects-in-mice-through-activation-of-the-bdnf-signaling-pathway
#15
Feng-Guo Liu, Wen-Feng Hu, Ji-Li Wang, Peng Wang, Yu Gong, Li-Juan Tong, Bo Jiang, Wei Zhang, Yi-Bin Qin, Zhuo Chen, Rong-Rong Yang, Chao Huang
Background: Z-guggulsterone, an active compound extracted from the gum resin of the tree Commiphora mukul, has been shown to improve animal memory deficits via activating the brain-derived neurotrophic factor signaling pathway. Here, we investigated the antidepressant-like effect of Z-guggulsterone in a chronic unpredictable stress mouse model of depression. Methods: The effects of Z-guggulsterone were assessed in mice with the tail suspension test and forced swimming test...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339618/telomere-length-oxidative-stress-inflammation-and-bdnf-levels-in-siblings-of-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-implications-for-accelerated-cellular-aging
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Mirela Paiva Vasconcelos-Moreno, Gabriel Rodrigo Fries, Carolina Gubert, Bárbara Tietböhl Martins Quadros Dos Santos, Adam Fijtman, Juliana Sartori, Pamela Ferrari, Lucas Kich Grun, Mariana Migliorini Parisi, Fátima Theresinha Costa Rodrigues Guma, Florencia Maria Barbé-Tuana, Flávio Kapczinski, Adriane Ribeiro Rosa, Lakshmi N Yatham, Marcia Kauer-Sant'Anna
Background: Growing evidence supports the existence of neurobiological trait abnormalities in individuals at genetic risk for bipolar disorder. The aim of this study was to examine potential differences in brain-derived neurotrophic factor, cytokines, oxidative stress, and telomere length markers between patients with bipolar disorder, their siblings, and healthy controls. Methods: Thirty-six patients with bipolar disorder type I, 39 siblings, and 44 healthy controls were assessed...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339593/selective-pharmacological-augmentation-of-hippocampal-activity-produces-a-sustained-antidepressant-like-response-without-abuse-related-or-psychotomimetic-effects
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Flavia R Carreno, Gregory T Collins, Alan Frazer, Daniel J Lodge
Background: Selective augmentation of hippocampal activity in ways similar to that caused by ketamine may have therapeutic advantages over ketamine, which has psychotomimetic and reinforcing effects likely due to effects outside the hippocampus (i.e., off-target effects). Methods: Here we evaluated the antidepressant-like response to a negative allosteric modulator of α5 subunit- containing gamma aminobutyric acid subtype A receptors, L-655,708, as these receptors are expressed to a much greater extent in the hippocampus than in other brain areas...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158790/igfbp2-produces-rapid-acting-and-long-lasting-effects-in-rat-models-of-posttraumatic-stress-disorder-via-a-novel-mechanism-associated-with-structural-plasticity
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Jeffrey Burgdorf, Elizabeth M Colechio, Nayereh Ghoreishi-Haack, Amanda L Gross, Christopher S Rex, Xiao-Lei Zhang, Patric K Stanton, Roger A Kroes, Joseph R Moskal
Background: Posttraumatic stress disorder is an anxiety disorder characterized by deficits in the extinction of aversive memories. Insulin-like growth factor 1 (IGF1) is the only growth factor that has shown anxiolytic and antidepressant properties in human clinical trials. In animal studies, insulin-like growth factor binding protein 2 (IGFBP2) shows both IGF1-dependent and IGF1-independent pharmacological effects, and IGFBP2 expression is upregulated by rough-and-tumble play that induces resilience to stress...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158734/activation-of-extracellular-signal-regulated-kinases-erk-1-2-in-the-locus-coeruleus-contributes-to-pain-related-anxiety-in-arthritic-male-rats
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Gisela Borges, Cristina Miguelez, Fani Neto, Juan Antonio Mico, Luisa Ugedo, Esther Berrocoso
Background: There is increasing evidence suggesting that the Locus Coeruleus plays a role in pain-related anxiety. Indeed, we previously found that prolonged arthritis produces anxiety-like behavior in rats, along with enhanced expression of phosphorylated extracellular signal-regulated kinase 1/2 (a marker of plasticity) in the Locus Coeruleus. However, it is unknown how this effect correlates with the electrophysiological activity of Locus Coeruleus neurons or pain-related anxiety. Methods: Using the complete Freund's adjuvant model of monoarthritis in male Sprague-Dawley rats, we studied the behavioral attributes of pain and anxiety as well as Locus Coeruleus electrophysiology in vivo 1 (MA1W) and 4 weeks (MA4W) after disease induction...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28158336/distinct-antidepressant-like-and-cognitive-effects-of-antidepressants-with-different-mechanisms-of-action-in-middle-aged-female-mice
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Yan Li, Connie Sanchez, Maria Gulinello
Background: Cognitive dysfunction is among the key symptoms of major depressive disorder and can be affected by antidepressants. Cognitive decline also occurs in normal aging. The effects of different antidepressants on affective and cognitive domains in older subjects are seldom assessed simultaneously. Methods: Healthy middle-aged female mice received vehicle or antidepressant (vortioxetine, vilazodone, duloxetine, or fluoxetine) at therapeutic doses. After 1 month treatment, mice were accessed for visuospatial memory and depression-like behavior...
June 1, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
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