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Susan Young, Brynjar Emilsson, Jon Fridrik Sigurdsson, Mizanur Khondoker, Florence Philipp-Wiegmann, Gisli Baldursson, Halldora Olafsdottir, Gisli Gudjonsson
Studies assessing psychological treatment of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in adults are increasingly reported. However, functional outcomes are often neglected in favour of symptom outcomes. We investigated functional outcomes in 95 adults with ADHD who were already treated with medication and randomized to receive treatment as usual (TAU/MED) or psychological treatment (CBT/MED) using a cognitive-behavioural programme, R&R2ADHD, which employs both group and individual modalities. RATE-S functional outcomes associated with ADHD symptoms, social functioning, emotional control and antisocial behaviour were given at baseline, end of treatment and three-month follow-up...
October 17, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
María Martín-Fernández, Josep Lluís Matalí, Sara García-Sánchez, Marta Pardo, María Lleras, Carmina Castellano-Tejedor
Demand for treatment for problems related to the use of video games have increased significantly in adolescents. Most cases have a comorbid mental disorder that jeopardises both pathologies. The aim of this study is to describe profiles of adolescents with Internet Gaming Disorder (IGD) according to comorbidity and analyze treatment response at 3 and 6 months. A sample of 86 patients which consulted in the Addictive Behavior Unit of a hospital was assessed with diagnostic criteria for IGD, the interview K-SADS-PL for mental disorders and the Clinical Global Impression (CGI) to treatment progress...
September 29, 2016: Adicciones
Yu-Xi Wang, Ping Zhang, Li-Min Xin, Lin Chen, Yan-Hong Liu, Yun-Ai Su, Tian-Mei Si
This study was designed to examine the validity and reliability of the Chinese version of the Psychotropic-Related Sexual Dysfunction Questionnaire (PRSexDQ-SALSEX) in patients with schizophrenia taking antipsychotics. It was conducted in a sample of 135 patients aged between 18 and 50 years old and diagnosed with schizophrenia. Demographic data and clinical features were assessed with PRSexDQ, the Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS), the Clinical Global Impression (CGI), and the Udvalg for Kliniske Undersøgelser (UKU) Side Effects Rating Scale...
September 30, 2016: Psychiatry Research
P Zhang, L Tao, X Zeng, C Qin, S Y Chen, F Zhu, S Y Yang, Z R Li, W P Chen, Y Z Chen
The studies of biological, disease and pharmacological networks are facilitated by the systems-level investigations using computational tools. In particular, the network descriptors developed in other disciplines have found increasing applications in the study of the protein, gene regulatory, metabolic, disease, and drug-targeted networks. Facilities are provided by the public web-servers for computing network descriptors, but many descriptors are not covered including those used or useful for biological studies...
October 11, 2016: Journal of Molecular Biology
Ranran Li, Renrong Wu, Jun Chen, David E Kemp, Ming Ren, Carla Conroy, Philip Chan, Mary Beth Serrano, Stephen J Ganocy, Joseph R Calabrese, Keming Gao
OBJECTIVES: To pilot efficacy and safety data of quetiapine-XR monotherapy or adjunctive therapy to antidepressant(s) in the acute treatment of MDD with current generalized anxiety disorder (GAD). METHODS: The Mini International Neuropsychiatric Interview was used to ascertain the diagnosis of DSM-IV Axis I disorders. Eligible patients were randomly assigned to quetiapine-XR or placebo for up to 8 weeks. Changes from baseline to endpoint in Hamilton Depression Rating Scale-17 items (HAMD-17), Hamilton Anxiety Rating Scale (HAM-A), Clinical Global Impression-Severity (CGI-S), Quick Inventory of Depression Symptomatology-16 items Self-Report (QIDS-16-SR) total scores, and other outcome measures were analyzed with the last observation carried forward strategy and/or mixed-effects modeling for repeated measures...
March 1, 2016: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
Xin Li, Yun Liu, Tal Salz, Kasper D Hansen, Andrew P Feinberg
DNA methylation at the 5-postion of cytosine (5mC) is an epigenetic modification that regulates gene expression and cellular plasticity in development and disease. The ten-eleven translocation (TET) gene family oxidizes 5mC to 5-hydroxymethylcytosine (5hmC), providing an active mechanism for DNA demethylation, and may also provide its own regulatory function. Here we applied oxidative bisulfite sequencing to generate whole-genome DNA methylation and hydroxymethylation maps at single-base resolution in paired human liver and lung normal and cancer...
October 13, 2016: Genome Research
David Mischoulon, Lindsay Hylek, Albert S Yeung, Alisabet J Clain, Lee Baer, Cristina Cusin, Dawn Flosnik Ionescu, Jonathan E Alpert, David P Soskin, Maurizio Fava
BACKGROUND: Given the proposed dopaminergic mechanism of low-dose naltrexone (LDN), we examined its efficacy as augmentation for depressive breakthrough on pro-dopaminergic antidepressant regimens. METHODS: 12 adults (67% female, mean age = 45±12) with recurrent DSM-IV major depressive disorder (MDD) on dopaminergic antidepressant regimens (stimulants, dopamine agonists, bupropion [≥300mg/day], aripiprazole [≤2.5mg/day], or sertraline [≥150mg/day]) were randomized to naltrexone 1mg b...
October 1, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
Thomas S Voss, Mikkel H Vendelbo, Ulla Kampmann, Steen B Pedersen, Thomas S Nielsen, Mogens Johannsen, Mads V Svart, Niels Jessen, Niels Møller
AIMS/HYPOTHESIS: The aims of this study were to determine the role of lipolysis in hypoglycaemia and define the underlying intracellular mechanisms. METHODS: Nine healthy volunteers were randomised to treatment order of three different treatments (crossover design). Treatments were: (1) saline control; (2) hyperinsulinaemic hypoglycaemia (HH; i.v. bolus of 0.1 U/kg insulin); and (3) hyperinsulinaemic euglycaemia (HE; i.v. bolus of 0.1 U/kg insulin and 20% glucose)...
October 12, 2016: Diabetologia
Susanne Grond, Franz P W Radner, Thomas O Eichmann, Dagmar Kolb, Gernot F Grabner, Heimo Wolinski, Robert Gruber, Peter Hofer, Christoph Heier, Silvia Schauer, Thomas Rülicke, Gerald Hoefler, Matthias Schmuth, Peter M Elias, Achim Lass, Rudolf Zechner, Guenter Haemmerle
Adipose triglyceride lipase (ATGL) and its co-activator comparative gene identification-58 (CGI-58) are limiting in cellular triglyceride (TG)-catabolism. While ATGL-deficiency is compatible with normal skin development, mice globally lacking CGI-58 die postnatally and exhibit a severe epidermal permeability barrier defect, which may originate from epidermal and/or peripheral changes in lipid and energy metabolism. Here, we show that epidermis-specific disruption of CGI-58 is sufficient to provoke a defect in the formation of a functional corneocyte lipid envelope (CLE) linked to impaired ω-O-acylceramide synthesis...
October 7, 2016: Journal of Investigative Dermatology
Saeed Shoja Shafti, Abbas Azizi Khoei
BACKGROUND: Several lines of evidence suggest that the cholinergic system may be disrupted in schizophrenia and so this may contribute to the cognitive impairments of schizophrenic patients. Because such deficits do not respond to neuroleptic treatment, different approaches have been done by acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs). The objective of the present assessment was to evaluate the safety and clinical effects of rivastigmine, as an adjunctive drug, on the clinical symptoms of schizophrenia...
October 2016: Therapeutic Advances in Psychopharmacology
Nina Reinholt, Ruth Aharoni, Clas Winding, Nicole Rosenberg, Bent Rosenbaum, Sidse Arnfred
Comorbidity among the anxiety disorders is common and may negatively impact treatment outcome. Potentially, transdiagnostic cognitive-behavioral treatments (CBT) deal more effectively with comorbidity than standard CBT. The present study tested the effectiveness of The Unified Protocol (UP) applied to Mental Health Services. Pre-post-treatment effects were examined for psychiatric outpatients with anxiety disorders receiving UP treatment in groups. Forty-seven patients (mean-age = 34.1 (SD = 9.92), 77% females) with a principal diagnosis of anxiety were included...
October 5, 2016: Cognitive Behaviour Therapy
Carolin Knecht, Matthew Mort, Olaf Junge, David N Cooper, Michael Krawczak, Amke Caliebe
The in silico prediction of the functional consequences of mutations is an important goal of human pathogenetics. However, bioinformatic tools that classify mutations according to their functionality employ different algorithms so that predictions may vary markedly between tools. We therefore integrated nine popular prediction tools (PolyPhen-2, SNPs&GO, MutPred, SIFT, MutationTaster2, Mutation Assessor and FATHMM as well as conservation-based Grantham Score and PhyloP) into a single predictor. The optimal combination of these tools was selected by means of a wide range of statistical modeling techniques, drawing upon 10 029 disease-causing single nucleotide variants (SNVs) from Human Gene Mutation Database and 10 002 putatively 'benign' non-synonymous SNVs from UCSC...
October 3, 2016: Nucleic Acids Research
Minh-Minh Ho, Deborah A Fraser
We characterized the transcriptional effects of complement opsonization on foam cell formation in human monocyte-derived macrophages (HMDM). RNA-sequencing was used to identify the pathways modulated by complement protein C1q during HMDM ingestion of the atherogenic lipoproteins oxidized low density lipoprotein (oxLDL) and acetylated low density lipoprotein (acLDL). All raw data were submitted to the MIAME-compliant database Gene Expression Omnibus (accession number GEO: GSE80442;
December 2016: Data in Brief
Michael Paulzen, Ekkehard Haen, Benedikt Stegmann, Stefan Unterecker, Christoph Hiemke, Gerhard Gründer, Georgios Schoretsanitis
The purpose of this study was to disentangle an association between plasma concentrations of risperidone (RIS), its active metabolite 9-hydroxyrisperidone (9-OH-RIS) and the active moiety, AM (RIS + 9-OH-RIS), and clinical response in a naturalistic sample. Plasma concentrations of RIS, 9-OH-RIS and AM in patients out of a therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) database were compared between responders (n = 64) and non-responders (n = 526) using the Clinical Global Impressions (CGI) Scale. Daily dosage of risperidone did not differ between responders and non-responders...
October 1, 2016: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience
Hossein Tezval, Natalia Dubrowinskaja, Inga Peters, Christel Reese, Katrin Serth, Faranaz Atschekzei, Jörg Hennenlotter, Arnulf Stenzl, Markus A Kuczyk, Jürgen Serth
The relevance of Corticotropin Releasing Hormone (CRH)-system in human malignancies is a question of growing interest. Here we investigated hypermethylation and epigenetic silencing of the CRH-Binding Protein (CRHBP) gene in clear cell renal cell cancer (ccRCC). Relative methylation of the CRHBP CpG island (CGI) was determined in 17 tumor cell lines as well as 86 ccRCC samples and 66 paired normal tissues using pyrosequencing and quantitative methylation specific PCR of bisulfite converted DNA. Results were statistically compared with relative mRNA expression levels of CRHBP and clinicopathological parameters of patients...
2016: PloS One
Carlos Guevara, Katherina Bulatova, Gareth J Barker, Guido Gonzalez, Nicolas A Crossley, Matthew J Kempton
BACKGROUND: The absence of markers for ante-mortem diagnosis of progressive supranuclear palsy (PSP), results in this disorder being commonly mistaken for other conditions, such as idiopathic Parkinson's disease (IPD). Such mistakes occur particularly in the initial stages, when "plus syndrome" has not yet clinically emerged. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the global brain volume and tissue loss in patients with PSP relative to patients with IPD and healthy controls and correlations between clinical parameters and magnetic resonance imaging (MRI)-derived brain volume estimates...
2016: Frontiers in Aging Neuroscience
Wuyun Dalai, Eiko Matsuo, Natsumi Takeyama, Junichi Kawano, Keiichi Saeki
The cellular isoform of the prion protein (PrP(C)) plays critical roles in the development of prion disorders. Although PrP mRNA is ubiquitously present in a tissue-specific manner, the DNA methylation of PrP gene (Prnp) is still unknown. In this study, we demonstrated that the CpG island (CGI, positioned at -218 to +152 bp from the transcriptional start site) including the Prnp core promoter region was completely unmethylated in all tested tissues. On the other hand, CpG methylation in the CGI shore region (positioned at -599 to -238 bp) occurred in various tissue- and site-specific proportions...
September 26, 2016: Journal of Veterinary Medical Science
Kyle A Williams, Susan E Swedo, Cristan A Farmer, Heidi Grantz, Paul J Grant, Precilla D'Souza, Rebecca Hommer, Liliya Katsovich, Robert A King, James F Leckman
OBJECTIVE: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) are hypothesized to occur as a result of cross-reactive antibodies produced in response to group A streptococcal infections. Previous research suggests that immunomodulatory therapies, such as intravenous immunoglobulin (IVIG), may lead to rapid and sustained symptom improvement in patients with PANDAS. METHOD: A total of 35 children meeting criteria for PANDAS and moderate to severe obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) were enrolled in a randomized-entry, double-blind, placebo-controlled, 6-week trial of IVIG (1 g/kg/day on 2 consecutive days), followed by optional open-label treatment for nonresponders, with follow-up at 12 and 24 weeks...
October 2016: Journal of the American Academy of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry
Steven A Safren, C Andres Bedoya, Conall O'Cleirigh, Katie B Biello, Megan M Pinkston, Michael D Stein, Lara Traeger, Erna Kojic, Gregory K Robbins, Jonathan A Lerner, Debra S Herman, Matthew J Mimiaga, Kenneth H Mayer
BACKGROUND: Depression is highly prevalent in people with HIV and has consistently been associated with poor antiretroviral therapy (ART) adherence. Integrating cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) for depression with adherence counselling using the Life-Steps approach (CBT-AD) has an emerging evidence base. The aim of this study was to test the efficacy of CBT-AD. METHODS: In this three-arm randomised controlled trial in HIV-positive adults with depression, we compared CBT-AD with information and supportive psychotherapy plus adherence counselling using the Life-Steps approach (ISP-AD), and with enhanced treatment as usual (ETAU) including Life-Steps adherence counselling only...
September 19, 2016: Lancet HIV
Alma Mihaljevic-Peles, Marina Sagud, Ivona Simunovic Filipcic, Vladimir Grosic, Ivana Pedisic, Robin Emsley
BACKGROUND: While numerous studies have confirmed the efficacy of risperidone long-acting injectable (RLAI) on many clinical outcomes in patients with schizophrenia, there is no data regarding its influence on employment status. SUBJECT AND METHODS: This was a 12-month observational study with flexible doses of RLAI on a Croatian population of patients with schizophrenia and other psychoses. Visits were at baseline and after 1, 3, 6 and 12 months of treatment. Treatment response was evaluated using Clinical Global Impression of Illness Severity (CGI-S) and Improvement (CGI-I) scales, while remission was defined by 8 items of Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS)...
September 2016: Psychiatria Danubina
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