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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29772307/family-environment-interacts-with-crhr1-rs17689918-to-predict-mental-health-and-behavioral-outcomes
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Arunima Roy, Kariina Laas, Triin Kurrikoff, Andreas Reif, Toomas Veidebaum, Klaus-Peter Lesch, Jaanus Harro
BACKGROUND: Corticotrophin-releasing hormone receptor-1 gene (CRHR1) variants have been implicated in mental health. However, little is known of the effects of CRHR1 on long-term mental health and behavior in presence of environmental stressors. We assess the effects of CRHR1 variant (rs17689918)-by-environment interactions on emotionality and behavioral traits, including anxiety, depression, aggression and antisocial behaviors. We also determine effects of rs17689918-by-environment-by-sex interactions on the above-mentioned outcomes...
May 14, 2018: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29758252/depression-resistant-phenotype-in-mice-overexpressing-regulator-of-g-protein-signaling-8-rgs8
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Yuki Kobayashi, Risa Takemoto, Shogo Yamato, Tomoya Okada, Michihiko Iijima, Yoshikatsu Uematsu, Shigeyuki Chaki, Yumiko Saito
Regulator of G protein signaling (RGS) proteins are negative regulators of heterotrimeric G proteins that act by accelerating Gα-mediated GTPase activity to terminate G protein-coupled receptor-associated signaling. RGS8 is expressed in several brain regions involved with movement and mood. To investigate the role of RGS8 in vivo, we generated transgenic mice overexpressing brain RGS8 (RGS8tg). RGS8 gene and protein expressions were examined by real-time PCR and immunohistochemistry, respectively, and a significant increase in RGS8 protein was detected in the hippocampal CA1 region compared with wild-type mice (WT)...
May 11, 2018: Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29752975/changes-in-mood-fatigue-sleep-cognitive-performance-and-stress-hormones-among-instructors-conducting-stressful-military-captivity-survival-training
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Oshin Vartanian, Brenda Fraser, Doug Saunders, Cindy Suurd Ralph, Harris R Lieberman, Charles A Morgan, Bob Cheung
Numerous studies have examined the effects of captivity survival training on psychological and physiological function in trainees. In the present study we shifted the focus to instructors, and measured the effects that the delivery of training exerts on their levels of stress and performance. Because instructors are called upon to perform difficult duties (e.g., mock interrogations) under extreme conditions, we hypothesized that significant increases in psychological and physiological indices of stress would occur due to training...
May 9, 2018: Physiology & Behavior
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29723767/tibolone-improves-depression-in-women-through-the-menopause-transition-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-of-adjunctive-tibolone
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Jayashri Kulkarni, Emorfia Gavrilidis, Natalie Thomas, Abdul-Rahman Hudaib, Roisin Worsley, Caroline Thew, Caitlin Bleeker, Caroline Gurvich
BACKGROUND: Many women with no past psychiatric history experience severe mood symptoms for the first time in their life during the menopausal transition, with debilitating long-term consequences. Women with a history of depression can experience a relapse or worsening of symptoms during the menopause transition. Traditional antidepressants, SSRIs or SNRIs, are commonly prescribed as the first line response. However, such treatment has shown only small improvements with side effects. Hormone therapies directly targeting the perimenopausal fluctuations in reproductive hormonal systems such as tibolone, have significant potential to treat perimenopausal depression...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29695991/sex-hormones-and-processing-of-facial-expressions-of-emotion-a-systematic-literature-review
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Flávia L Osório, Juliana M de Paula Cassis, João P Machado de Sousa, Omero Poli-Neto, Rocio Martín-Santos
Background: We systematically reviewed the literature to determine the influence of sex hormones on facial emotion processing (FEP) in healthy women at different phases of life. Methods: Searches were performed in PubMed, Web of Science, PsycINFO, LILACS , and SciELO . Twenty-seven articles were included in the review and allocated into five different categories according to their objectives and sample characteristics (menstrual cycle, oral contraceptives, pregnancy/postpartum, testosterone, and progesterone)...
2018: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29680774/targeting-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal-axis-hormones-and-sex-steroids-for-improving-cognition-in-major-mood-disorders-and-schizophrenia-a-systematic-review-and-narrative-synthesis
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Virginia Soria, Alexandre González-Rodríguez, Elena Huerta-Ramos, Judith Usall, Jesús Cobo, Miquel Bioque, Juan David Barbero, Clemente García-Rizo, Meritxell Tost, José Antonio Monreal, Javier Labad
Cognitive deficits are a core feature of serious mental illnesses such as schizophrenia, major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD) and are a common cause of functional disability. There is limited efficacy of pharmacological interventions for improving the cognitive deficits in these disorders. As pro-cognitive pharmacological treatments are lacking, hormones or drugs that target the endocrine system may become potential candidates for 'repurposing' trials aiming to improve cognition. We aimed to study whether treatment with drugs targeting the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sex steroids can improve cognition in patients with schizophrenia, MDD or BD...
April 14, 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29673929/sleep-disorders-in-adolescents-and-young-adults-insights-into-types-relationship-to-obesity-and-high-altitude-and-possible-lines-of-management
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Ahmed M Kabel, Amani M Al Thumali, Khayriah A Aldowiala, Raghad D Habib, Shoroq S Aljuaid, Huda A Alharthi
A sleep disorder is a medical disorder of the sleep pattern of a person that may be serious enough to interfere with normal physical, mental and emotional functioning. Disruptions in sleep can be caused by a variety of causes, from teeth grinding to night terrors. Sleep disorders are usually prevalent among adolescents and young adults, possibly due to factors related to life style, dietary habits, hormonal and emotional disturbances. Other factors that may precipitate sleep disorders include environmental, psychological and genetic factors...
April 11, 2018: Diabetes & Metabolic Syndrome
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29667262/pretreatment-neurocognitive-function-and-self-reported-symptoms-in-patients-with-newly-diagnosed-head-and-neck-cancer-compared-with-noncancer-cohort
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Lori J Bernstein, Gregory R Pond, Hui K Gan, Kattleya Tirona, Kelvin K Chan, Andrew Hope, John Kim, Eric X Chen, Lillian L Siu, Albiruni R Abdul Razak
BACKGROUND: Newly diagnosed patients with head and neck cancer may be at risk for impaired neurocognitive function (NCF) due to disease, treatment, and lifestyle factors. METHODS: Eighty pretreatment patients with head and neck cancer and 40 control patients without cancer completed assessment of NCF and self-reported cognition, fatigue, and mood. Blood samples to evaluate organ reserves, hormones, and cytokines were collected. RESULTS: Patients experienced worse symptoms of cognitive dysfunction, fatigue, and anxiety than controls...
April 17, 2018: Head & Neck
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29665163/lowered-quality-of-life-in-mood-disorders-is-associated-with-increased-neuro-oxidative-stress-and-basal-thyroid-stimulating-hormone-levels-and-use-of-anticonvulsant-mood-stabilizers
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Caroline Sampaio Nunes, Michael Maes, Chutima Roomruangwong, Juliana Brum Moraes, Kamila Landucci Bonifacio, Heber Odebrecht Vargas, Decio Sabbatini Barbosa, George Anderson, Luiz Gustavo Piccoli de Melo, Stoyanov Drozdstoj, Estefania Moreira, André F Carvalho, Sandra Odebrecht Vargas Nunes
RATIONALE, AIMS: Major affective disorders including bipolar disorder (BD) and major depressive disorder (MDD) are associated with impaired health-related quality of life (HRQoL). Oxidative stress and subtle thyroid abnormalities may play a pathophysiological role in both disorders. Thus, the current study was performed to examine whether neuro-oxidative biomarkers and thyroid-stimulating hormone (TSH) levels could predict HRQoL in BD and MDD. METHODS: This cross-sectional study enrolled 68 BD and 37 MDD patients and 66 healthy controls...
April 17, 2018: Journal of Evaluation in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619543/intrinsic-links-among-sex-emotion-and-reproduction
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REVIEW
Lisa Yang, Alexander N Comninos, Waljit S Dhillo
Species survival is dependent on successful reproduction. This begins with a desire to mate, followed by selection of a partner, copulation and in monogamous mammals including humans, requires emotions and behaviours necessary to maintain partner bonds for the benefit of rearing young. Hormones are integral to all of these stages and not only mediate physiological and endocrine processes involved in reproduction, but also act as neuromodulators within limbic brain centres to facilitate the expression of innate emotions and behaviours required for reproduction...
March 26, 2018: Cellular and Molecular Life Sciences: CMLS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29603440/role-of-oxytocin-in-parental-behaviour
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REVIEW
D E Olazábal
Both animal and human studies have provided conclusive evidence that oxytocin (OXT) acts in the brain (e.g. medial preoptic area, ventral tegmental area, nucleus accumbens) to promote parental behaviour under different reproductive and physiological conditions. OXT seems to accelerate and strengthen the neural process that makes newborns attractive or rewarding. Besides, OXT reduces stress/anxiety, and might improve mood and well being resulting in indirect benefits for parents. However, OXT also plays a role in the development of species reproductive and social strategies, making some species or individuals more prone to display caring activities in non-reproductive contexts...
March 30, 2018: Journal of Neuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29599988/contraceptives-as-possible-risk-factors-for-postpartum-depression-a-retrospective-study-of-the-food-and-drug-administration-adverse-event-reporting-system-2004-2015
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Megumi Horibe, Yuuki Hane, Junko Abe, Toshinobu Matsui, Yamato Kato, Natsumi Ueda, Sayaka Sasaoka, Yumi Motooka, Haruna Hatahira, Shiori Hasegawa, Yasutomi Kinosada, Hideaki Hara, Mitsuhiro Nakamura
Aim: Postpartum depression is a mood disorder that commonly affects women during the early postpartum period. The objective of this study was to analyse the association of postpartum depression with drugs (including contraceptive devices and implants) with spontaneously reported adverse events reported in the US Food and Drug Administration Adverse Event Reporting System database. Design: Retrospective study. Method: Reports of postpartum depression events between 2004-2015 were analysed with a reporting odds ratio (ROR) algorithm...
April 2018: Nursing Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29578315/genes-involved-in-stress-response-influence-lithium-efficacy-in-bipolar-patients
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Aleksandra Szczepankiewicz, Beata Narozna, Janusz K Rybakowski, Sebastian Kliwicki, Piotr Czerski, Monika Dmitrzak-Węglarz, Maria Skibińska, Joanna Twarowska-Hauser, Joanna Pawlak
OBJECTIVES: In mood disorders, chronic stimulation with stress results in aberrant regulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. Lithium was shown to influence HPA axis function. The underlying genetic background as well as environmental context may influence the stress response, and therefore lithium efficacy. The aim of the present study was to analyze if genetic variants located in genes involved in HPA axis regulation affect the response to long-term lithium treatment in bipolar patients...
March 26, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29576359/correlation-of-symptoms-to-serum-vitamin-d-levels
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Mir Sadat-Ali, Omar N Al Essa, Fawaz M Alani, Hussain K Al Omar, Walid Y Ebrahim
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVE: Recent studies have shown that vitamin D plays an important role in many disease processes. However, data is lacking which correlates the common symptoms attributed with vitamin D levels. This study was undertaken to find the correlation of symptoms and Vitamin D levels among ethnic Saudi Arabian population. METHODS: A structured questionnaire was made and translated in the Arabic language, which included, age, weight and height, ethnicity and marital status...
April 2018: Clinical Nutrition ESPEN
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29566064/hormonal-contraception-increases-the-risk-of-psychotropic-drug-use-in-adolescent-girls-but-not-in-adults-a-pharmacoepidemiological-study-on-800-000-swedish-women
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Sofia Zettermark, Raquel Perez Vicente, Juan Merlo
The burden of depression and anxiety disorders is greater in women, and female sex hormones have been shown to affect mood. Psychological side effects of hormonal contraception (HC) are also a common complaint in the clinic, but few previous studies have investigated this subject. We therefore wanted to investigate whether use of HC was associated with adverse psychological health outcomes, and whether this association was modified by age. All women aged 12-30 years on 31 December 2010, residing in Sweden for at least four years and with no previous psychiatric morbidity (n = 815 662), were included...
2018: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561291/perinatal-exposure-to-venlafaxine-leads-to-lower-anxiety-and-depression-like-behavior-in-the-adult-rat-offspring
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Eszter Bogi, Kristina Belovicová, Eduard Ujhazy, Mojmír Mach, Romana Koprdova, Ludmila Zilava, Alexandra Garafová, Daniela Jezova, Michal Dubovicky
Depression during pregnancy and in the post-partum period is a growing health issue. Venlafaxine, a representative of serotonin and noradrenaline reuptake inhibitors, is used to treat a wide spectrum of mood disorders. However, the limited number of prenatal and perinatal studies raises the question about the long-term consequences of venlafaxine therapy. The aim of this study was to investigate the effect of venlafaxine exposure during pregnancy and lactation on anxiety-like and depression-like behaviors, as well as adrenocortical hormone concentrations in the adult rat offspring...
March 20, 2018: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29561181/effects-of-night-shift-on-the-cognitive-load-of-physicians-and-urinary-steroid-hormone-profiles-a-randomized-crossover-trial
#17
Wolf Osterode, Sandra Schranz, Galateja Jordakieva
Mental and physical stress is common in physicians during night shifts. Neurocognitive effects of sleep deprivation as well as alterations in hormonal and metabolic parameters have previously been described. The aim of this crossover study was to evaluate the effects of night-shift work with partial sleep deprivation on steroid hormone excretion and possible associations with mood, sleep characteristics and cognitive functions in physicians. In total, 34 physicians (mean age 42 ± 8.5 years, 76.5% male) from different departments of the General Hospital of Vienna, Austria, were randomly assigned to two conditions: a regular day shift (8 h on duty, condition 1) and a continuous day-night shift (24 h on duty, condition 2)...
March 21, 2018: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29559788/the-relationship-between-hydration-status-male-sexual-dysfunction-and-depression-in-hemodialysis-patients
#18
Kamal Hassan, Yotam Elimeleh, Mona Shehadeh, Hassan Fadi, Irina Rubinchik
Background: Disturbances in sexual function are common among dialysis patients. Normal erections require a complex balance of physiological, psychological, emotional, hormonal, neurological and vascular factors. This study examined a possible association of overhydration (OH) with male sexual dysfunction and depression in hemodialysis (HD) patients. Patients and methods: This cross-sectional study assessed hydration status by whole-body bioimpedance spectroscopy in patients on maintenance HD for more than 12 months...
2018: Therapeutics and Clinical Risk Management
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546369/how-ultraviolet-light-touches-the-brain-and-endocrine-system-through-skin-and-why
#19
Andrzej T Slominski, Michal A Zmijewski, Przemyslaw M Plonka, Jerzy P Szaflarski, Ralf Paus
The skin, a self-regulating protective barrier organ, is empowered with sensory and computing capabilities to counteract the environmental stressors to maintain/restore disrupted cutaneous homeostasis. These complex functions are coordinated by a cutaneous neuro-endocrine system that also communicates in a bidirectional fashion with the central nervous, endocrine and immune systems, all acting in concert to control body homeostasis. While ultraviolet energy (UV) has played an important role in the origin and evolution of life, UV absorption by the skin not only triggers mechanisms that defend skin integrity and regulate global homeostasis, but also induces skin pathology (e...
March 12, 2018: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29541149/coping-with-the-new-era-noise-and-light-pollution-hperactivity-and-steroid-hormones-towards-an-evolutionary-view-of-bipolar-disorders
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REVIEW
M G Carta, A Preti, H S Akiskal
Human population is increasing in immense cities with millions of inhabitants, in which life is expected to run 24 hours a day for seven days a week (24/7). Noise and light pollution are the most reported consequences, with a profound impact on sleep patterns and circadian biorhythms. Disruption of sleep and biorhythms has severe consequences on many metabolic pathways. Suppression of melatonin incretion at night and the subsequent effect on DNA methylation may increase the risk of prostate and breast cancer...
2018: Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health: CP & EMH
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