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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28100425/safety-and-efficacy-of-adjunctive-second-generation-antidepressant-therapy-with-a-mood-stabiliser-or-an-atypical-antipsychotic-in-acute-bipolar-depression-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-randomised-placebo-controlled-trials
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Alexander McGirr, Paul A Vöhringer, S Nassir Ghaemi, Raymond W Lam, Lakshmi N Yatham
BACKGROUND: Although mania and hypomania define bipolar disorder, depressive episodes are more common and impairing, with few proven treatments. Adjunctive therapy with second-generation antidepressants is widely used to treat acute bipolar depression, but their efficacy and safety remain controversial. METHODS: In this systematic review and meta-analysis, we searched MEDLINE, Embase, the Cochrane Central Register of Controlled Trials, and ClinicalTrials.gov from inception to Jan 31, 2016, for randomised, double-blind, placebo-controlled trials of second-generation antidepressants adjunctive to a mood stabiliser or an antipsychotic in patients with acute bipolar depression...
December 2016: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28077190/measures-of-the-dsm-5-mixed-features-specifier-of-major-depressive-disorder
#2
Mark Zimmerman
During the past two decades, a number of studies have found that depressed patients frequently have manic symptoms intermixed with depressive symptoms. While the frequency of mixed syndromes are more common in bipolar than in unipolar depressives, mixed states are also common in patients with major depressive disorder. The admixture of symptoms may be evident when depressed patients present for treatment, or they may emerge during ongoing treatment. In some patients, treatment with antidepressant medication might precipitate the emergence of mixed states...
January 12, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28073032/diabetes-mellitus-and-first-episode-mania-associated-with-cardiovascular-diseases-in-patients-with-older-age-bipolar-disorder
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Pao-Huan Chen, Chi-Kang Chang, Shuo-Ju Chiang, Yen-Kuang Lin, Shang-Ying Tsai, Shou-Hung Huang
Patients with bipolar disorder (BD) are at high risk for developing cardiovascular diseases (CVDs) during aging process. However, investigations are lacking regarding the risk factors for CVDs specific to BD patients. The aim of this study was to examine the relationship between CVDs and traditional risk factors in association with the characteristics of BD in older age. Totally, we recruited 124 patients with BD-I (DSM-IV) who had at least one psychiatric admission and cardiologist-confirmed CVD diagnosis (ICD-9 code 401-414) at mean age of 61...
January 2, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049620/how-do-people-experiencing-schizophrenia-spectrum-disorders-or-other-psychotic-disorders-use-the-internet-to-get-information-on-their-mental-health-literature-review-and-recommendations
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Murielle Villani, Viviane Kovess-Masfety
BACKGROUND: Studies show that the Internet has become an influential source of information for people experiencing serious psychiatric conditions such as schizophrenia spectrum disorders or other psychotic disorders, among which the rate of Internet users is growing, with rates ranging from 33.3% to 79.5% given the country. Between 20.5% and 56.4% of these Internet users seek mental health information. OBJECTIVE: Focusing on this population's Web searches about their mental health, this paper examines what type of content they look for and what could be the benefits and disadvantages of this navigation...
January 3, 2017: JMIR Mental Health
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049441/psychiatric-readmissions-and-their-association-with-physical-comorbidity-a-systematic-literature-review
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Lilijana Šprah, Mojca Zvezdana Dernovšek, Kristian Wahlbeck, Peija Haaramo
BACKGROUND: Comorbidity between mental and physical disorder conditions is the rule rather than the exception. It is estimated that 25% of adult population have mental health condition and 68% of them suffer from comorbid medical condition. Readmission rates in psychiatric patients are high and we still lack understanding potential predictors of recidivism. Physical comorbidity could be one of important risk factors for psychiatric readmission. The aim of the present study was to review the impact of physical comorbidity variables on readmission after discharge from psychiatric or general inpatient care among patients with co-occurring psychiatric and medical conditions...
January 3, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28040657/neuropsychological-profiles-of-major-depressive-disorder-and-bipolar-disorder-during-euthymia-a-systematic-literature-review-of-comparative-studies
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Alejandro G Szmulewicz, Marina P Valerio, José M Smith, Cecilia Samamé, Diego J Martino, Sergio A Strejilevich
Bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder have been shown to be associated with neurocognitive abnormalities during periods of clinical remission. However, at present, there is no consensus on whether these disorders have distinctive cognitive profiles. The aim of this study was to provide an updated systematic review of studies comparing neuropsychological functioning between bipolar disorder and major depressive disorder during remission. Main findings included the following: 1) no differences regarding performances in measures of attention and processing speed, executive functions and theory of mind were found between both patient groups and 2) regarding verbal memory, preliminary evidence points towards a more defective performance in patients with bipolar disorder than those with major depressive disorder...
December 24, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27977470/the-utility-of-low-dose-aripiprazole-for-the-treatment-of-bipolar-ii-and-bipolar-nos-depression
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Tammas Kelly, Daniel Z Lieberman
BACKGROUND: Despite initial reports of efficacy in bipolar depression, multicenter trials did not show aripiprazole to be better than placebo, possibly because the doses used were too high, leading to lower efficacy and high dropout rates. This study evaluated the effects of low-dose aripiprazole. Extensive clinical experience has suggested that doses beyond 5 mg are rarely efficacious. METHODS: Data were gathered from patients with bipolar II or bipolar not otherwise specified depression using a retrospective chart review...
February 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27976370/droperidol-for-psychosis-induced-aggression-or-agitation
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REVIEW
Mariam A Khokhar, John Rathbone
BACKGROUND: People experiencing acute psychotic illnesses, especially those associated with agitated or violent behaviour, may require urgent pharmacological tranquillisation or sedation. Droperidol, a butyrophenone antipsychotic, has been used for this purpose in several countries. OBJECTIVES: To estimate the effects of droperidol, including its cost-effectiveness, when compared to placebo, other 'standard' or 'non-standard' treatments, or other forms of management of psychotic illness, in controlling acutely disturbed behaviour and reducing psychotic symptoms in people with schizophrenia-like illnesses...
December 15, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27903039/management-of-bipolar-disorder-over-the-perinatal-period
#9
Philip Boyce, Anne Buist
BACKGROUND: Women with bipolar disorder have a high risk of relapse following childbirth. The risk of relapse can be reduced by mood stabilisers, but they are potentially harmful to the developing fetus. OBJECTIVE: The objective of this article is to provide an up-to-date review of the strategies for managing women with bipolar disorder over the perinatal period. DISCUSSION: Discussing the risks of taking mood stabilisers or having a medication-free pregnancy is essential for women with bipolar disorder...
December 2016: Australian Family Physician
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27894237/new-insight-in-improving-therapeutic-efficacy-of-antipsychotic-agents-an-overview-of-improved-in-vitro-and-in-vivo-performance-efficacy-upgradation-and-future-prospects
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Zahid Hussain, Hnin Ei Thu, Ahmad Nazrun Shuid
Psychotic disorders are severe mental disorders that rigorously affect patient personality, critical thinking, and perceptional ability. High prevalence, global dissemination and limitations of conventional pharmacological approaches compel a significant burden to the patient, medical professionals and the healthcare system. To date, numerous orally administered therapies are available for the management of depressive disorders, schizophrenia, anxiety, bipolar disorders and autism spectrum problems. However, poor water solubility, erratic oral absorption, extensive first-pass metabolism, low oral bioavailability and short half-lives are major factors which limit the pharmaceutical significance and therapeutic feasibility of these agents...
November 25, 2016: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27892736/therapeutics-of-postpartum-depression
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Michael Thomson, Verinder Sharma
Postpartum depression is a prevalent disorder affecting many women of reproductive age. Despite increasing public awareness, it is frequently underdiagnosed and undertreated leading to significant maternal morbidity and adverse child outcomes. When identified, postpartum depression is usually treated as major depressive disorder. Many studies have identified the postpartum as a period of high risk for first presentations and relapses of bipolar disorder. Areas covered: This article reviews the acute and prophylactic treatment of postpartum major depressive disorder, bipolar depression and major depressive disorder with mixed features...
December 9, 2016: Expert Review of Neurotherapeutics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27871720/-guidelines-for-the-prescription-of-mood-stabilizers-for-adolescents-a-literature-review
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G Munch, N Godart
INTRODUCTION: Adolescence is a unique phase of the human developmental process. In adolescents, psychotropic medications may have different efficacy and tolerance profiles compared to those at other stages of the lifespan. Mood stabilizers are a complex pharmacological category including lithium, some anticonvulsants, and some second generation antipsychotics. Focusing on this class of pharmacological agents, we aim to answer the following questions: in which indications and according to which modalities should mood stabilizers be prescribed during adolescence? METHODS: Information was sought from the websites of the French Haute Autorité de santé (HAS) and Agence nationale de sécurité du médicament et des produits de santé (ANSM), the American Food and Drug Administration (FDA) and the British National Institute for Health and Clinical Excellence (NICE)...
November 18, 2016: L'Encéphale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27868261/mental-health-of-transgender-veterans-of-the-iraq-and-afghanistan-conflicts-who-experienced-military-sexual-trauma
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Jan A Lindsay, Colt Keo-Meier, Sonora Hudson, Annette Walder, Lindsey A Martin, Michael R Kauth
Little is known about military sexual trauma (MST) in transgender veterans. To address this gap, we examined archival data regarding transgender veterans from the Iraq and Afghanistan conflicts. There were 332 transgender veterans treated at the Veterans Health Administration between 2000 and 2013 (78 men, 254 women; mean age 33.86 years), with most being non-Hispanic White. Transgender status and mental health conditions were identified using the International Classification of Diseases, 9(th) Revision (ICD-9; World Health Organization, 1980) codes and chart review...
December 2016: Journal of Traumatic Stress
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852343/pregnancy-and-bipolar-disorder-the-risk-of-recurrence-when-discontinuing-treatment-with-mood-stabilisers-a-systematic-review
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Erik Roj Larsen, Kristina Saric
OBJECTIVE: Bipolar disorder in pregnancy may be difficult to treat. The dilemma is whether the women should continue medication throughout pregnancy, and maybe accept a minor risk to harm their unborn child, or discontinue medication and increase the risk of recurrence, which can lead to maternal morbidity, thereby endangering themselves and their foetus. Design and methods In September 2016, three electronic search databases; PubMed, Scopus and PsycInfo, were used searching for clinical trials concerning this question...
November 17, 2016: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27834101/outcome-of-first-episode-acute-and-transient-psychotic-disorder-in-hong-kong-chinese-a-20-year-retrospective-follow-up-study
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Johannes Yin Kwong Poon, Chi Ming Leung
BACKGROUND: 'Acute and transient psychotic disorder' (ATPD) is a category in ICD-10 marked by psychosis with acute onset and early remission. It remains relatively under-researched, despite controversies over its nosological status in the current classification system. AIMS: (1) To assess the changes in diagnosis over time in patients initially diagnosed as ATPD. (2) To identify factors predicting changes in diagnosis, and compare the long-term outcomes of various patterns of diagnostic shift...
February 2017: Nordic Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27804883/pros-and-cons-of-medical-cannabis-use-by-people-with-chronic-brain-disorders
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Uma Suryadevara, Dawn M Bruijnzeel, Meena Nuthi, Darin A Jagnarine, Rajiv Tandon, Adriaan W Bruijnzeel
BACKGROUND: Cannabis is the most widely used illicit drug in the world and there is growing concern about the mental health effects of cannabis use. These concerns are at least partly due to the strong increase in recreational and medical cannabis use and the rise in tetrahydrocannabinol (THC) levels. Cannabis is widely used to self-medicate by older people and people with brain disorders such as amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), multiple sclerosis (MS), Alzheimer's disease (AD), Parkinson's disease (PD), bipolar disorder, and schizophrenia...
October 31, 2016: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788314/reconsidering-dietary-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-bipolar-disorder-a-translational-picture
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Erika F H Saunders, Christopher E Ramsden, Mostafa S Sherazy, Alan J Gelenberg, John M Davis, Stanley I Rapoport
Inflammation is an important mediator of pathophysiology in bipolar disorder. The omega-3 (n-3) and omega-6 (n-6) polyunsaturated fatty acid (PUFA) metabolic pathways participate in several inflammatory processes and have been linked through epidemiologic and clinical studies to bipolar disorder and its response to treatment. We review the proposed role of PUFA metabolism in neuroinflammation, modulation of brain PUFA metabolism by antimanic medications in rodent models, and anti-inflammatory pharmacotherapy in bipolar disorder and in major depressive disorder (MDD)...
October 2016: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27774781/fetal-programming-of-neuropsychiatric-disorders
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REVIEW
Gavino Faa, Mirko Manchia, Roberta Pintus, Clara Gerosa, Maria Antonietta Marcialis, Vassilios Fanos
Starting from the Developmental Origins of Health and Disease (DOHaD) hypotheses proposed by David Barker, namely fetal programming, in the past years, there is a growing evidence of the major role played by epigenetic factors during the intrauterine life and the perinatal period. Furthermore, it has been assessed that these factors can affect the health status in infancy and even in adulthood. In this review, we focus our attention on the fetal programming of the brain, analyzing the most recent literature concerning the epigenetic factors that can influence the development of neuropsychiatric disorders such as bipolar disorders, major depressive disorders, and schizophrenia...
September 2016: Birth Defects Research. Part C, Embryo Today: Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770494/paternal-age-and-psychiatric-disorders-a-review
#19
Hilde de Kluiver, Jacobine E Buizer-Voskamp, Conor V Dolan, Dorret I Boomsma
We review the hypotheses concerning the association between the paternal age at childbearing and childhood psychiatric disorders (autism spectrum- and attention deficit/hyperactive disorder) and adult disorders (schizophrenia, bipolar-, obsessive-compulsive-, and major depressive disorder) based on epidemiological studies. Several hypotheses have been proposed to explain the paternal age effect. We discuss the four main-not mutually exclusive-hypotheses. These are the de novo mutation hypothesis, the hypothesis concerning epigenetic alterations, the selection into late fatherhood hypothesis, and the environmental resource hypothesis...
October 22, 2016: American Journal of Medical Genetics. Part B, Neuropsychiatric Genetics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27764738/factors-associated-with-relapse-after-a-response-to-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-unipolar-versus-bipolar-depression
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Kei Itagaki, Minoru Takebayashi, Chiyo Shibasaki, Naoto Kajitani, Hiromi Abe, Mami Okada-Tsuchioka, Shigeto Yamawaki
BACKGROUND: While electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) treatment for depression is highly effective, the high rate of relapse is a critical problem. The current study investigated factors associated with the risk of relapse in mood disorders in patients in which ECT was initially effective. METHOD: The records of 100 patients with mood disorders (61 unipolar depression, 39 bipolar depression) who received and responded to an acute ECT course were retrospectively reviewed...
January 15, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
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