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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28102229/the-neurosteroidogenic-enzyme-5%C3%AE-reductase-mediates-psychotic-like-complications-of-sleep-deprivation
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Roberto Frau, Valentina Bini, Alessio Soggiu, Simona Scheggi, Alessandra Pardu, Silvia Fanni, Paola Roncada, Monica Puligheddu, Francesco Marrosu, Donatella Caruso, Paola Devoto, Marco Bortolato
Acute sleep deprivation (SD) can trigger or exacerbate psychosis- and mania-related symptoms; the neurobiological basis of these complications, however, remains elusive. Given the extensive involvement of neuroactive steroids in psychopathology, we hypothesized that the behavioral complications of SD may be contributed by 5α-reductase (5αR), the rate-limiting enzyme in the conversion of progesterone into the neurosteroid allopregnanolone. We first tested whether rats exposed to SD may exhibit brain-regional alterations in 5αR isoenzymes and neuroactive steroid levels; then, we assessed whether the behavioral and neuroendocrine alterations induced by SD may be differentially modulated by the administration of the 5αR inhibitor finasteride, as well as progesterone and allopregnanolone...
January 19, 2017: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28089250/pathology-of-behavior-in-pd-what-is-known-and-what-is-not
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REVIEW
Kaylena A Ehgoetz Martens, Simon J G Lewis
Abnormal behavior in Parkinson's disease (PD) stems from a complex orchestration of impaired neural networks that result from PD-related neurodegeneration across multiple levels. Typically, cellular and tissue abnormalities generate neurochemical changes and disrupt specific regions of the brain, in turn creating impaired neural circuits and dysfunctional global networks. The objective of this chapter is to provide an overview of the array of pathological changes that have been linked to different behavioral symptoms of PD such as depression, anxiety, apathy, fatigue, impulse control disorders, psychosis, sleep disorders and dementia...
December 29, 2016: Journal of the Neurological Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079675/recent-advances-in-the-management-of-neuropsychiatric-symptoms-in-dementia
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Orestes V Forlenza, Júlia Cunha Loureiro, Marcos Vasconcelos Pais, Florindo Stella
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The present article addresses intriguing questions related to the clinical intervention in distinct neuropsychiatric syndromes of patients with dementia. RECENT FINDINGS: We reviewed 154 articles published between 2015 and 2016 targeting psychopharmacological and nonpharmacological interventions, and safety-tolerability concerns. We selected 115 articles addressing the purpose of this study. Of these, 33 were chosen because they were dedicated to subtopics: agitation (42), depression (33), apathy (18), sleep disorders/anxiety (8), and psychosis (4)...
January 12, 2017: Current Opinion in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27988426/the-association-between-sleep-dysfunction-and-psychosis-like-experiences-among-college-students
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Nicole D Andorko, Vijay Mittal, Elizabeth Thompson, Danielle Denenny, Gregory Epstein, Caroline Demro, Camille Wilson, Shuyan Sun, Elizabeth A Klingaman, Jordan DeVylder, Hans Oh, Teodor T Postolache, Gloria M Reeves, Jason Schiffman
Sleep problems are prominent and pervasive clinical issues experienced by many people with psychotic disorders, often causing distress and functional impairment. Sleep problems are also related to psychosis-like experiences (PLE; non-diagnosable phenomenon such as transient perceptual disturbances, unusual thoughts, periodic suspiciousness) in epidemiological studies. Prior studies in this field have used brief measures that precluded the ability to test (1) whether risk for psychosis-like experiences are related to specific sub-types of sleep disturbance, and (2) whether sleep disturbance is specifically related to clinically significant (i...
December 11, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27969065/cross-cultural-variations-in-psychiatrists-perception-of-mental-illness-a-tool-for-teaching-culture-in-psychiatry
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Jhilam Biswas, B N Gangadhar, Matcheri Keshavan
A frequent debate in psychiatry is to what extent major psychiatric diagnoses are universal versus unique across cultures. We sought to identify cultural variations between psychiatrists' diagnostic practices of mental illness in Boston Massachusetts and Bangalore, India. We surveyed psychiatrists to identify differences in how frequently symptoms appear in major mental illness in two culturally and geographically different cities. Indian psychiatrists found somatic symptoms like pain, sleep and appetite to be significantly more important in depression and violent and aggressive behavior to be significantly more common in mania than did American psychiatrists...
October 2016: Asian Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27967238/a-refill-for-the-brain-mineralocorticoid-receptor-the-benefit-of-cortisol-add-on-to-dexamethasone-therapy
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Onno C Meijer, E Ronald de Kloet
Some serious medical conditions require life-saving treatment with high doses of synthetic glucocorticoids such as dexamethasone. A substantial number of patients subjected to this treatment develops psychosis, mood disturbance or sleep problems. A recent clinical trial demonstrated that dexamethasone therapy of young patients suffering from acute lymphoblastic leukemia (ALL) caused in about 30% of these patients severe adverse psychological effects and sleep disturbances. These side effects were ameliorated by co-administration of a low dose of the naturally occurring glucocorticoid hormone cortisol...
December 14, 2016: Endocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27911311/risk-factors-and-pathological-substrates-associated-with-agitation-aggression-in-alzheimer-s-disease-a-preliminary-study-using-nacc-data
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Simrin Sennik, Tom A Schweizer, Corinne E Fischer, David G Munoz
BACKGROUND: Neuropsychiatric symptoms are common manifestations of Alzheimer's disease (AD). A number of studies have targeted psychosis, i.e., hallucinations and delusions in AD, but few have assessed agitation/aggression in AD. OBJECTIVE: To investigate the risk factors and pathological substrates associated with presence [A(+)] and absence [A(-)] of agitation/aggression (A) in autopsy-confirmed AD. METHODS: Data was collected from the UDS data as of 2015 on the NACC database...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27824625/intolerance-of-dolutegravir-containing-combination-antiretroviral-therapy-regimens-in-real-life-clinical-practice
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Mark G J de Boer, Guido E L van den Berk, Natasja van Holten, Josephine E Oryszcyn, Willemien Dorama, Daoud Ait Moha, Kees Brinkman
OBJECTIVE: Dolutegravir (DGV) is one of the preferred antiretroviral agents in first-line combination antiretroviral therapy (cART). Though considered to be a well tolerated drug, we aimed to determine the actual rate, timing and detailed motivation of stopping DGV in a real-life clinical setting. DESIGN: A cohort study including all patients who started DGV in two HIV treatment centers in The Netherlands. METHODS: All cART-naïve and cART-experienced patients who had started DGV were identified from the institutional HIV databases...
November 28, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27817827/do-depressive-symptoms-predict-paranoia-or-vice-versa
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Steffen Moritz, Anja S Göritz, Benjamin McLean, Stefan Westermann, Jeannette Brodbeck
BACKGROUND AND OBJECTIVES: Affective versus nonaffective psychoses are today no longer regarded as mutually exclusive disorders. Theorists have recently highlighted the role of affective symptoms in the formation of paranoid beliefs, particularly negative beliefs about the self, interpersonal sensitivity, sleep disturbances, and worrying, which exist along a continuum in the general population. For the present study, we tested the bidirectional causal relationships between paranoia and affect...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Behavior Therapy and Experimental Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27796261/the-epidemiology-of-back-pain-and-its-relationship-with-depression-psychosis-anxiety-sleep-disturbances-and-stress-sensitivity-data-from-43-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Brendon Stubbs, Ai Koyanagi, Trevor Thompson, Nicola Veronese, Andre F Carvalho, Marco Solomi, James Mugisha, Patricia Schofield, Theodore Cosco, Nicky Wilson, Davy Vancampfort
BACKGROUND: Back pain (BP) is a leading cause of global disability. However, population-based studies investigating its impact on mental health outcomes are lacking, particularly among low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Thus, the primary aims of this study were to: (1) determine the epidemiology of BP in 43 LMICs; (2) explore the relationship between BP and mental health (depression spectrum, psychosis spectrum, anxiety, sleep disturbances and stress). METHODS: Data on 190,593 community-dwelling adults aged ≥18 years from the World Health Survey (WHS) 2002-2004 were analyzed...
November 2016: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27785919/pharmacotherapies-for-parkinson-s-disease-symptoms-related-to-cholinergic-degeneration
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Santiago Perez-Lloret, María Cecilia Peralta, Francisco J Barrantes
Dopamine depletion is one of the most important features of Parkinson's Disease (PD). However, insufficient response to dopaminergic replacement therapy suggests the involvement of other neurotransmitter systems in the pathophysiology of PD. Cholinergic degeneration contributes to gait impairments, cognitive impairment, psychosis, and REM-sleep disturbances, among other symptoms. Areas covered: In this review, we explore the idea that enhancing cholinergic tone by pharmacological or neurosurgical procedures could be a first-line therapeutic strategy for the treatment of symptoms derived from cholinergic degeneration in PD...
November 7, 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27721206/the-cortical-thickness-correlates-of-clinical-manifestations-in-the-mid-stage-sporadic-parkinson-s-disease
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Xia Deng, Chun-Yan Tang, Jie Zhang, Lei Zhu, Zun-Chun Xie, Hong-Han Gong, Xiang-Zuo Xiao, Ren-Shi Xu
The cortical thickness has gained an extensive attention as a pathological alteration of sporadic Parkinson's disease (sPD), the alteration of pathological cortical thickness may distinctly contribute to the consistent clinical manifestations. Therefore, we investigated the cortical thickness correlates of clinical manifestations in the mid-stage sPD from the Han population of Chinese mainland (HPCM). A sample of 67 mid-stage sPD patients and 35 matched controls from HPCM were performed a corticometry of magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) and the assessment of clinical manifestations including the demographic and disease-related characteristics, and underwent the final analysis of the cortical thickness correlates with the clinical manifestations...
October 28, 2016: Neuroscience Letters
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27681148/adverse-drug-reactions-associated-with-antiretroviral-therapy-in-south-africa
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Sumeshni Birbal, Mukesh Dheda, Elizabeth Ojewole, Frasia Oosthuizen
South Africa has one of the highest prevalences of HIV and AIDS in the world. HIV/AIDS patients face countless challenges, one of which is the risk of adverse drug reactions (ADRs). This study aimed to describe the ADRs reported in South Africa with reference to the type of ADRs, antiretrovirals (ARVs) implicated, seriousness of the ADRs and patient demographics associated with specific ADRs. A retrospective quantitative study was carried out using ADR reports submitted to the National Department of Health (NDoH) from 1 January 2010 to 31 December 2014...
September 2016: African Journal of AIDS Research: AJAR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27677169/intolerance-of-dolutegravir-containing-cart-regimens-in-real-life-clinical-practice
#14
Mark de Boer, Guido van den Berk, Natasja van Holten, Josephine Oryszczyn, Willemien Dorama, Daoud Ait Moha, Kees Brinkman
OBJECTIVE: Dolutegravir (DGV) is one of the preferred antiretroviral agents in first line cART. Though considered a well-tolerated drug, we aimed to determine the actual rate, timing, and detailed motivation of stopping DGV in a real life clinical setting. DESIGN: a cohort study including all patients that started DGV in two HIV treatment centers in the Netherlands. METHODS: All cART-naïve and cART-experienced patients who had started DGV were identified from the institutional HIV-databases...
September 24, 2016: AIDS
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27647317/association-between-resting-state-microstates-and-ratings-on-the-amsterdam-resting-state-questionnaire
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Evaldas Pipinis, Sigita Melynyte, Thomas Koenig, Lina Jarutyte, Klaus Linkenkaer-Hansen, Osvaldas Ruksenas, Inga Griskova-Bulanova
There is a gap in understanding on how physiologically observed activity is related to the subjective, internally oriented experience during resting state. Microstate analysis is a frequent approach to evaluate resting-state EEG. But the relationship of commonly observed resting-state microstates to psychological domains of resting is not clear. The Amsterdam Resting-State Questionnaire (ARSQ) was recently introduced, offering an effective way to quantify subjective states after a period of resting and associate these quantifiers to psychological and physiological variables...
September 19, 2016: Brain Topography
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27630581/risk-factors-for-obstructive-sleep-apnea-are-prevalent-in-people-with-psychosis-and-correlate-with-impaired-social-functioning-and-poor-physical-health
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Dennis Liu, Hannah Myles, Debra L Foley, Gerald F Watts, Vera A Morgan, David Castle, Anna Waterreus, Andrew Mackinnon, Cherrie Ann Galletly
BACKGROUND: Obstructive sleep apnea (OSA) in the general community is associated with obesity, smoking, alcohol, and sedative medication use and contributes to depressed mood, daytime sedation, and sudden cardiovascular deaths. Poor cardiovascular health, impaired social functioning, and negative and cognitive symptoms are also among the common clinical features of psychotic disorders. People with psychosis have higher rates of sleep disturbance; however, OSA has not been extensively investigated in this population...
2016: Frontiers in Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27611731/development-and-validation-of-an-lc-ms-ms-assay-for-the-quantification-of-efavirenz-in-different-biological-matrices
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Paul Curley, Marco Siccardi, Darren M Moss, Andrew Owen
AIM: The non-nucleoside reverse transcriptase inhibitor efavirenz is one of the most prescribed antiretroviral therapeutics. Efavirenz-containing therapy has become associated with the occurrence of CNS side effects, including sleep disturbances, depression and even psychosis. RESULTS: The investigation of efavirenz distribution required the development of a versatile and sensitive method. In addition to plasma, quantification was required in brain tissue and phosphate-buffered saline...
October 2016: Bioanalysis
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27609312/pimavanserin-for-the-treatment-of-parkinson-s-disease-psychosis
#18
Ines Chendo, Joaquim J Ferreira
INTRODUCTION: Parkinson´s disease (PD) is a synucleinopathy that affects millions of people worldwide and leads to progressive disability. Psychosis is highly prevalent in PD patients and is associated with poor prognosis. Until April 2016, there were no licensed drugs available in the United States of America (USA) for the treatment of PD psychosis (PDP). Pimavanserin is the first Food and Drug Administration approved medicine for the treatment of hallucinations and delusions associated with PDP...
October 2016: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27573215/non-motor-symptoms-in-portuguese-parkinson-s-disease-patients-correlation-and-impact-on-quality-of-life-and-activities-of-daily-living
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Paulo Bugalho, Tânia Lampreia, Rita Miguel, Marcelo D Mendonça, André Caetano, Raquel Barbosa
The prevalence of non-motor symptoms (NMS) in Parkinson's Disease (PD) has varied between studies. Their interrelation isn't totally understood. Also, the relative importance of each symptom, regarding its impact on activities of daily living (ADL) and health related quality of life (HRQL), remains debatable. We assessed all PD patients attending a Portuguese tertiary movement disorders center during one year (n = 134), with ADL, HRQL and other clinical scales approved for identifying the most relevant NMS in PD...
2016: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27562855/physical-activity-levels-and-psychosis-a-mediation-analysis-of-factors-influencing-physical-activity-target-achievement-among-204-186-people-across-46-low-and-middle-income-countries
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Brendon Stubbs, Ai Koyanagi, Felipe Schuch, Joseph Firth, Simon Rosenbaum, Fiona Gaughran, James Mugisha, Davy Vancampfort
Physical activity (PA) can help reduce cardiovascular disease and premature mortality in people with psychosis. However, there is a paucity of representative data on PA in people with psychosis, especially from low- and middle-income countries (LMICs). Moreover, data on subclinical psychosis and PA is absent. This study explored whether complying with PA recommendations of 150 minutes of moderate-vigorous PA per week is related to: (1) psychotic symptoms without a psychosis diagnosis (subclinical psychosis); and (2) clinical psychosis (psychosis diagnosis)...
August 24, 2016: Schizophrenia Bulletin
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