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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27926528/ketamine-rapidly-relieves-acute-suicidal-ideation-in-cancer-patients-a-randomized-controlled-clinical-trial
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Wei Fan, HaiKou Yang, Yong Sun, Jun Zhang, Guangming Li, Ying Zheng, Yi Liu
This study was designed to examine the rapid antidepressant effects of single dose ketamine on suicidal ideation and overall depression level in patients with newly-diagnosed cancer. Forty-two patients were enrolled into the controlled trial and randomized into two groups: ketamine group and midazolam group. Patients from the two groups received a sub-anesthetic dose of racemic ketamine hydrochloride or midazolam. Suicidal ideation score, measured with the Beck Scale and suicidal part of the Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale, significantly decreased on day 1 and day 3 in ketamine-treated patients when compared to those treated with midazolam...
December 1, 2016: Oncotarget
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917218/can-we-predict-agitation-in-patients-with-suicide-attempts-in-the-emergency-department
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Ayhan Akoz, Sultan Tuna Akgol Gur, Elif Oral, Ummu Zeynep Avsar, Mucahit Emet
BACKGROUND: The agitation in patients presenting to the emergency department (ED) after suicide attempts is common and an important problem. OBJECTIVE: To establish whether we can predict agitated patients among suicide attempt patients in ED. METHODS: This is a cross-sectional observational study of adult suicide attempt events in ED. Information was collected prospectively on a specially designed data-collection form. Patients aged 16 years old and above who presented to the ED for care due to suicide attempts were included in the study...
September 2016: African Health Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27900544/gamma-knife-subcaudate-tractotomy-for-treatment-resistant-depression-and-target-characteristics-a-case-report-and-review
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Seong-Cheol Park, Jung Kyo Lee, Chan-Hyung Kim, Jin Pyo Hong, Do Hee Lee
Stereotactic subcaudate tractotomy has previously been suggested to be an effective treatment for depression. This is the first study to report the use of gamma-knife subcaudate tractotomy for treatment-resistant depression. A 49-year-old woman with major depressive disorder had been treated for 30 years, with nine suicide attempts during that time. The right and left target maximum diameter was 11 mm within 50 % isodose lines. The target was located more posteriorly and inferiorly than the subgenual cingulate target typically used for deep-brain stimulation...
November 29, 2016: Acta Neurochirurgica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27899216/poisoning-suicide-with-ingestion-of-the-pyrethroids-alpha-cypermethrin-and-deltamethrin-and-the-antidepressant-mirtazapine-a-case-report
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Vassiliki A Boumba, Georgios N Rallis, Theodore Vougiouklakis
This case report describes a death attributed to the intake of the pyrethroid insecticides, alpha-cypermethrin and deltamethrin, and the antidepressant mirtazapine. The autopsy findings showed absence of external traumatic injuries and internal generalized visceral congestion, edema and cyanosis. The toxicological results revealed the presence of a toxic concentration of mirtazapine (12.5mg/L and 10.7mg/L in blood and urine, respectively) and high concentrations of pyrethroids (2.46mg/L alpha-cypermethrin and 2...
November 22, 2016: Forensic Science International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27895323/elevated-cyp2c19-expression-is-associated-with-depressive-symptoms-and-hippocampal-homeostasis-impairment
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M M Jukić, N Opel, J Ström, T Carrillo-Roa, S Miksys, M Novalen, A Renblom, S C Sim, E M Peñas-Lledó, P Courtet, A Llerena, B T Baune, D J de Quervain, A Papassotiropoulos, R F Tyndale, E B Binder, U Dannlowski, M Ingelman-Sundberg
The polymorphic CYP2C19 enzyme metabolizes psychoactive compounds and is expressed in the adult liver and fetal brain. Previously, we demonstrated that the absence of CYP2C19 is associated with lower levels of depressive symptoms in 1472 Swedes. Conversely, transgenic mice carrying the human CYP2C19 gene (2C19TG) have shown an anxious phenotype and decrease in hippocampal volume and adult neurogenesis. The aims of this study were to: (1) examine whether the 2C19TG findings could be translated to humans, (2) evaluate the usefulness of the 2C19TG strain as a tool for preclinical screening of new antidepressants and (3) provide an insight into the molecular underpinnings of the 2C19TG phenotype...
November 29, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27889404/adolescent-suicidal-ingestion-national-trends-over-a-decade
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David C Sheridan, Robert G Hendrickson, Amber L Lin, Rongwei Fu, B Zane Horowitz
PURPOSE: Suicide attempts by adolescents most commonly involve the overdose of medications. To date, there has been little information on the over-the-counter or prescription medicines that adolescents ingest for self-harm. Identification of medications chosen in suicide attempts may help guide anticipatory guidance to parents by primary care providers and Poison Centers in prevention programs. METHODS: This was a retrospective observational study using the American Association of Poison Control Center's National Poison Data System...
November 23, 2016: Journal of Adolescent Health: Official Publication of the Society for Adolescent Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27878517/risks-associated-with-misuse-of-ketamine-as-a-rapid-acting-antidepressant
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Weili Zhu, Zengbo Ding, Yinan Zhang, Jie Shi, Kenji Hashimoto, Lin Lu
Major depression is a serious psychiatric disorder and remains a leading cause of disability worldwide. Conventional antidepressants take at least several weeks to achieve a therapeutic response and this lag period has hindered their ability to attain beneficial effects in depressed individuals at high risk of suicide. The non-competitive N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptor antagonist ketamine has been shown to have rapid antidepressant effects in both rodents and humans. The emergence of ketamine as a fast-acting antidepressant provides promising new insights into the development of a rapid treatment response in patients with clinical depression...
December 2016: Neuroscience Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27852967/-results-of-investigations-on-the-association-between-lithium-levels-in-drinking-water-and-suicidal-behaviour-in-the-population-a-narrative-review
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Anna Hidvégi, Zoltán Rihmer, Péter Döme
INTRODUCTION: The risk of suicide is determined by the interplay of several interrelated factors from which psychiatric (especially affective) disorders are the most powerful predictors. Lithium, a mood stabilizer (which is also used to augment the efficacy of antidepressant therapy) has a well-established antisuicidal effect. In the last decades several studies investigated whether there is an association between the amount of lithium in tap water and suicide risk in the population. METHODS: A PubMed search was conducted to identify papers investigated the association between lithium levels in drinking water and suicide risk of the population...
2016: Psychiatria Hungarica: A Magyar Pszichiátriai Társaság Tudományos Folyóirata
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836391/diagnosing-and-treating-depression-in-epilepsy
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Christian E Elger, Samantha A Johnston, Christian Hoppe
At least one third of patients with active epilepsy suffer from significant impairment of their emotional well-being. A targeted examination for possible depression (irrespective of any social, financial or personal burdens) can identify patients who may benefit from medical attention and therapeutic support. Reliable screening instruments such as the Neurological Disorders Depression Inventory for Epilepsy (NDDI-E) are suitable for the timely identification of patients needing help. Neurologists should be capable of managing mild to moderate comorbid depression but referral to mental health specialists is mandatory in severe and difficult-to-treat depression, or if the patient is acutely suicidal...
October 31, 2016: Seizure: the Journal of the British Epilepsy Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27836117/dysregulation-of-iras-nischarin-and-other-potential-i1-imidazoline-receptors-in-major-depression-postmortem-brain-downregulation-of-basal-contents-by-antidepressant-drug-treatments
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Benjamin Keller, Jesús A García-Sevilla
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been associated with altered brain densities of imidazoline receptors (I1-IR and I2-IR types). METHODS: The contents of potential I1-IR IRAS/nischarin (167kDa) and, for comparison, those of I1- (85kDa) and I2- (45kDa and 30kDa) IR proteins were quantified by western blotting in postmortem prefrontal cortex (PFC/BA9) of antidepressant-free ([MDD(-)], n=9) and antidepressant-treated ([MDD(+)], n=12) subjects and matched controls (n=19)...
October 17, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27831463/what-is-the-role-of-conventional-antidepressants-in-the-treatment-of-major-depressive-episodes-with-mixed-features-specifier
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Gianni L Faedda, Ciro Marangoni
The newly introduced Mixed Features Specifier of Major Depressive Episode and Disorder (MDE/MDD) is especially challenging in terms of pharmacological management. Prior to the publication of the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, the symptoms of the mixed features specifier were intradepressive hypomanic symptoms, always and only associated with bipolar disorder (BD). Intradepressive hypomanic symptoms, mostly referred to as depressive mixed states (DMX), have been poorly characterized, and their treatment offers significant challenges...
November 10, 2016: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27827340/no-association-between-current-depression-and-latent-toxoplasmosis-in-adults
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Shawn D Gale, Andrew N Berrett, Bruce Brown, Lance D Erickson, Dawson W Hedges
Changes in behaviour and cognition have been associated with latent infection from the apicomplexan protozoan Toxoplasma gondii (Nicolle et Manceaux, 1908) in both animal and human studies. Further, neuropsychiatric disorders such as schizophrenia have also been associated with latent toxoplasmosis. Previously, we found no association between T. gondii immunoglobulin G antibody (IgG) seropositivity and depression in human adults between the ages of 20 and 39 years (n = 1 846) in a sample representative of the United States collected by the Centers for Disease Control as part of a National Health and Nutrition Examination Survey (NHANES) from three datasets collected between 1999-2004...
September 26, 2016: Folia Parasitologica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27811136/serum-brain-derived-neurotrophic-factors-in-taiwanese-patients-with-drug-na%C3%A3-ve-first-episode-major-depressive-disorder-effects-of-antidepressants
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Yu-Jie Chiou, Tiao-Lai Huang
BACKGROUND: Brain-derived neurotrophic factors (BDNF) are known to be related to the psychopathology of major depressive disorder (MDD). However, studies focusing on drug-naïve first-episode patients are still rare. METHODS: Over a six-year period, we examined the serum BDNF levels in patients with ?rst-episode drug-naïve MDD and compared them to sex-matched healthy controls. We also investigated the relationships between serum BDNF levels, suicidal behavior, Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HDRS) scores before and after a 4-week antidepressant treatment...
November 3, 2016: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27806704/vascular-depression-consensus-report-a-critical-update
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Howard J Aizenstein, Andrius Baskys, Maura Boldrini, Meryl A Butters, Breno S Diniz, Manoj Kumar Jaiswal, Kurt A Jellinger, Lev S Kruglov, Ivan A Meshandin, Milija D Mijajlovic, Guenter Niklewski, Sarah Pospos, Keerthy Raju, Kneginja Richter, David C Steffens, Warren D Taylor, Oren Tene
BACKGROUND: Vascular depression is regarded as a subtype of late-life depression characterized by a distinct clinical presentation and an association with cerebrovascular damage. Although the term is commonly used in research settings, widely accepted diagnostic criteria are lacking and vascular depression is absent from formal psychiatric manuals such as the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 5(th) edition - a fact that limits its use in clinical settings. Magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) techniques, showing a variety of cerebrovascular lesions, including extensive white matter hyperintensities, subcortical microvascular lesions, lacunes, and microinfarcts, in patients with late life depression, led to the introduction of the term "MRI-defined vascular depression"...
November 3, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27794251/obesity-and-obstetric-complications-are-associated-with-rapid-cycling-in-italian-patients-with-bipolar-disorder
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Massimiliano Buoli, Bernardo Dell'Osso, Alice Caldiroli, Greta Silvia Carnevali, Marta Serati, Trisha Suppes, Terence A Ketter, A Carlo Altamura
BACKGROUND: Rapid cycling (RC) worsens the course of bipolar disorder (BD) being associated with poor response to pharmacotherapy. Previous studies identified clinical variables potentially associated with RCBD: however, in many cases, results were discordant or unreplicated. The present study was aimed to compare clinical variables between RC and non RC bipolar patients and to identify related risk factors. METHODS: A sample of 238 bipolar patients was enrolled from 3 different community mental health centers...
October 18, 2016: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27793241/seizure-due-to-multiple-drugs-intoxication-a-case-report
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Handan Gulec, Munire Babayigit, Aysun Kurtay, Mehmet Sahap, Fatma Ulus, Zehra Tutal, Eyup Horasanli
The mechanism of the antidepressant effect of bupropion is not fully understood. Besides, using it in the treatment of depression, it is found to be effective in reducing withdrawal symptoms due to smoking cessation. A 28-year-old female patient with a history of depression was admitted to emergency department an hour after ingestion of bupropion, quetiapine, and levothyroxine in high doses to commit suicide. While accepting her into the Intensive Care Unit, she was awake, alert, disoriented and agitated. After 2h, the patient had a generalized tonic-clonic seizure...
November 2016: Brazilian Journal of Anesthesiology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27782771/beta-blockers-for-exams-identify-students-at-high-risk-of-psychiatric-morbidity
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Jawad H Butt, Søren Dalsgaard, Christian Torp-Pedersen, Lars Køber, Gunnar H Gislason, Christina Kruuse, Emil L Fosbøl
OBJECTIVES: Beta-blockers relieve the autonomic symptoms of exam-related anxiety and may be beneficial in exam-related and performance anxiety, but knowledge on related psychiatric outcomes is unknown. We hypothesized that beta-blocker therapy for exam-related anxiety identifies young students at risk of later psychiatric events. METHODS: Using Danish nationwide administrative registries, we studied healthy students aged 14-30 years (1996-2012) with a first-time claimed prescription for a beta-blocker during the exam period (May-June); students who were prescribed a beta-blocker for medical reasons were excluded...
October 26, 2016: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27770330/education-as-a-predictor-of-antidepressant-and-anxiolytic-medication-use-after-bereavement-a-population-based-record-linkage-study
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Aideen Maguire, John Moriarty, Dermot O'Reilly, Mark McCann
PURPOSE: Educational attainment has been shown to be positively associated with mental health and a potential buffer to stressful events. One stressful life event likely to affect everyone in their lifetime is bereavement. This paper assesses the effect of educational attainment on mental health post-bereavement. METHODS: By utilising large administrative datasets, linking Census returns to death records and prescribed medication data, we analysed the bereavement exposure of 208,332 individuals aged 25-74 years...
October 21, 2016: Quality of Life Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27766299/role-of-omega-3-fatty-acids-in-the-etiology-treatment-and-prevention-of-depression-current-status-and-future-directions
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Robert K McNamara
Over the past three decades a body of translational evidence has implicated dietary deficiency in long-chain omega-3 (LCn-3) fatty acids, including eicosapenaenoic acid (EPA) and docosahexaenoic acid (DHA), in the pathophysiology and etiology of major depressive disorder (MDD). Cross-national and cross-sectional data suggest that greater habitual intake of preformed EPA+DHA is associated with reduced risk for developing depressive symptoms and syndromal MDD. Erythrocyte EPA and DHA composition is highly correlated with habitual fish or fish oil intake, and case-control studies have consistently observed lower erythrocyte EPA and/or DHA levels in patients with MDD...
September 2016: Journal of Nutrition & Intermediary Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27738376/paroxetine-the-antidepressant-from-hell-probably-not-but-caution-required
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Robert M Nevels, Samuel T Gontkovsky, Bryman E Williams
Paroxetine, also known by the trade names Aropax, Paxil, Pexeva, Seroxat, Sereupin and Brisdelle, was first marketed in the U.S. in 1992. Effective for major depression and various anxiety disorders, it quickly gained a sizable share of the antidepressant prescription market. By the late 1990s, paroxetine frequently was being associated with serious drug interactions and medication side effects. Most significantly, in a major Canadian epidemiological study examining the relationship between antidepressants and diseases, paroxetine was associated with a 620 percent increase in the rate of breast cancer in women who had taken it over a four-year period...
March 1, 2016: Psychopharmacology Bulletin
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