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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28922669/a-critical-commentary-on-the-2017-agnp-consensus-guidelines-for-therapeutic-drug-monitoring-in-neuropsychopharmacology
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Jose de Leon
In 2004, 2011, and 2017, the Arbeitsgemeinschaft für Neuropsychopharmakologie und Pharmakopsychiatrie (AGNP), a group of German-speaking psychiatric researchers and psychiatrists, published successive versions of therapeutic drug monitoring (TDM) expert group consensus guidelines. The 2017 version has as a major strength its encyclopedic nature, including 1358 references. The guideline has 3 major sections: 1) theoretical aspects of TDM, 2) drug concentration levels in blood to guide neuropsychopharmacotherapy, and 3) practical aspects of TDM in psychiatry and neurology...
September 18, 2017: Pharmacopsychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28918419/-about-the-association-between-antipsychotic-medication-and-cardiovascular-morbidity-epidemiology-and-possible-background-mechanisms
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Gabor Gaszner, Gabor Barna, Peter Dome
The history of antipsychotics began with the discovery of chlorpromazine in the 1950s. Since then this group of medications has become one of the most important element of the armamentarium of psychopharmacology. While initially these pharmacons were used in the treatment of psychotic states (including psychotic mania) in the last approximately 10-15 years new indications - such as treatment of depressive, manic and mixed states and also mood-stabilization in bipolar disorder and also the treatment of major depressive disorder - for several second-generation antipsychotic (SGA) agents have been introduced...
June 2017: Neuropsychopharmacologia Hungarica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28914382/clinical-high-risk-for-psychosis-in-children-and-adolescents-a-systematic-review
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REVIEW
Jordina Tor, Montserrat Dolz, Anna Sintes, Daniel Muñoz, Marta Pardo, Elena de la Serna, Olga Puig, Gisela Sugranyes, Inmaculada Baeza
The concept of being at risk for psychosis has been introduced both for adults and children and adolescents, but fewer studies have been conducted in the latter population. The aim of this study is to systematically review the articles associated with clinical description, interventions, outcome and other areas in children and adolescents at risk for psychosis. We searched in MEDLINE/PubMed and PsycINFO databases for articles published up to 30/06/16. Reviewed articles were prospective studies; written in English; original articles with Clinical High Risk (CHR) for psychosis samples; and mean age of samples younger than 18 years...
September 15, 2017: European Child & Adolescent Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28910145/the-clinical-pharmacokinetics-of-amphetamines-utilized-in-the-treatment-of-attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder
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John S Markowitz, Kennerly S Patrick
Amphetamine (AMP), an indirectly acting psychostimulant approved for the treatment of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) in children, adolescents, and adults, is among the most long-standing therapeutic agents in all of clinical psychopharmacology. This review focuses on AMP absorption, metabolism, and elimination brought to bear on comparative pharmacokinetics in its various formulations. A comprehensive search of the published literature was conducted using MEDLINE (PubMed) and Google Scholar databases through April 2017 to retrieve all pertinent in vitro and human studies for review and synthesis...
September 14, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28899507/ziziphus-spinosa-seeds-for-insomnia-a-review-of-chemistry-and-psychopharmacology
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REVIEW
Johannah Linda Shergis, Xiaojia Ni, Jerome Sarris, Anthony Lin Zhang, Xinfeng Guo, Charlie C Xue, Chuanjian Lu, Helmut Hugel
BACKGROUND: In Chinese medicine, Ziziphus jujuba Mill. var. spinosa (Bunge) Hu ex H. F. Chou is widely used for the treatment of insomnia. PURPOSE/SECTIONS: This paper summarises the chemistry, psychopharmacology, and compares the pharmaceutical effects of the seeds of Ziziphus jujuba plant, Ziziphus spinosa (ZS) seeds, with benzodiazepines. Whole extracts and constituent compounds have been evaluated in preclinical and clinical studies. CONCLUSIONS: ZS secondary metabolites modulate GABAergic activity and the serotonergic system...
October 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28888918/effects-of-psychopharmacological-treatment-with-antipsychotic-drugs-on-the-vascular-system
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REVIEW
Kai G Kahl, Mechthild Westhoff-Bleck, Tillmann H C Krüger
Psychopharmacological treatment with antipsychotic drugs is an essential part of guideline-based treatment strategies in psychotic disorders, such as schizophrenia, schizoaffective disorders, and delusional disorders. Other mental disorders frequently treated with antipsychotic drugs are bipolar disorders, and major depressive disorder. Furthermore, antipsychotic drugs are often given in emergency and surgical units for the treatment of metabolic or postoperative delirium. Antipsychotic drugs can exert direct and indirect effects on the vascular system, potentially leading to severe complications such as thromboembolism...
September 6, 2017: Vascular Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28887224/the-zebrafish-as-a-promising-tool-for-modeling-human-brain-disorders-a-review-based-upon-an-ibns-symposium
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REVIEW
Soaleha Shams, Jason Rihel, Jose G Ortiz, Robert Gerlai
The zebrafish represents an excellent compromise between system complexity and practical simplicity, features that make it useful for modeling and mechanistic analysis of complex brain disorders. Also promising are screens for psychoactive drugs with effects on larval and adult zebrafish behavior. This review, based upon a recent symposium held at the 2016 IBNS Congress, provides different perspectives on how the zebrafish may be utilized to advance research into human central nervous system disorders. It starts with a discussion on an important bottleneck in zebrafish research, measuring the behavior of this species (specifically shoaling), and continues with examples on research on autism spectrum disorder in larval zebrafish, on screening natural products for compounds with psychoactive properties in adult zebrafish, and on the development of a zebrafish model of fetal alcohol spectrum disorders...
September 5, 2017: Neuroscience and Biobehavioral Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28874238/-off-label-prescription-of-psychopharmacological-drugs-for-children-and-adolescents
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Anne Katrine Pagsberg, Per Hove Thomsen
Despite regulatory initiatives, psychopharmacological treatment of adolescents is challenged by missing trial data on efficacy and safety. In Denmark, an estimated mean off-label prescription rate of 30-40% in clinical child- and adolescent mental health services has been found in recent studies. The lowest rates were found for drugs treating ADHD (2-3%), and the highest for antipsychotics (96%) and melatonin (100%). The use of melatonin is growing, while the use of other psychopharmacological drugs appears to be stabilizing or decreasing, in spite of an increased number of adolescents treated in Danish mental health services...
August 28, 2017: Ugeskrift for Laeger
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870298/a-collaborative-psychopharmacology-research-agenda-for-posttraumatic-stress-disorder
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Joshua A Gordon, Susan E Borja, Farris K Tuma
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
October 1, 2017: Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28870274/psychopharmacological-options-for-adult-patients-with-anorexia-nervosa-the-patients-and-carers-perspectives
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Hubertus Himmerich, Moradeke Joaquim, Jessica Bentley, Carol Kan, Julia Dornik, Janet Treasure, Ulrike Schmidt
No abstract text is available yet for this article.
September 5, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28867936/cultural-aspects-of-anxiety-disorders-in-india
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Maherra Khambaty, Rajesh M Parikh
Cultural factors have influenced the presentation, diagnoses, and treatment of anxiety disorders in India for several centuries. This review covers the antecedents, prevalence, phenomenology, and treatment modalities of anxiety disorders in the Indian cultural context. It covers the history of the depiction of anxiety in India and the concept of culture in the classification of anxiety disorders, and examines the cultural factors influencing anxiety disorders in India. We review the prevalence and phenomenology of various disorders, such as generalized anxiety disorder, panic disorder, social anxiety, and phobic disorder, as well as culture-specific syndromes such as dhat and koro in India...
June 2017: Dialogues in Clinical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28856687/a-novel-relationship-for-schizophrenia-bipolar-and-major-depressive-disorder-part-3-evidence-from-chromosome-3-high-density-association-screen
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Xing Chen, Feng Long, Bin Cai, Xiaohong Chen, Gang Chen
Familial clustering of schizophrenia(SCZ), bipolar disorder (BPD), and major depressive disorder (MDD) was systematically reported (Aukes et al, Genet Med 2012, 14, 338-341) and convergent evidence from genetics, symptomatology and psychopharmacology imply that there are intrinsic connections between these three major psychiatric disorders, for example, any two or even three of these disorders could co-exist in some families. A total of 60, 838 single-nucleotide polymorphisms (SNPs)on chromosome 3 were genotyped by Affymetrix Genome-Wide Human SNP array 6...
August 30, 2017: Journal of Comparative Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28850646/attention-deficit-hyperactivity-disorder-a-historical-review-1775-to-present
#13
Laura G Leahy
As a new school year approaches, nurses will find themselves faced with students with symptoms of attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Navigating the diagnostic label changes and numerous psychopharmacological treatment options can prove time-consuming and confusing. The current article explores the early years of symptom identification, various diagnostic labels, and subsequent psychopharmacological treatments from psychostimulants to non-stimulant alternatives (including a prescription medical food)...
September 1, 2017: Journal of Psychosocial Nursing and Mental Health Services
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841746/-the-power-plants-of-the-cell-treatment-of-psychiatric-symptoms-in-patients-with-mitochondriopathy
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Sabrina Mörkl, Adelina Tmava, Claudia Blesl, Franziska Schmiedhofer, Walter E Wurm, Anna Holl, Annamaria Painold
Introduction Mitochondriopathies are pathologies of cell organelles, which are essential for the formation of adenosine triphosphate (ATP), which is responsible for cellular energy stock. When mitochondrial mutations occur, symptoms arise frequently in those organs that rely on a continuous energy supply, such as the nervous system. Although psychiatric illness is increasingly prevalent in patients with mitochondrial disease, less attention has been paid to its psychiatric presentations. Case Report We describe a case of a 21-year-old woman who presented in our outpatient department with panic attacks and depression...
August 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28841492/neurocognitive-impairment-and-suicide-risk-among-prison-inmates
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Francesco Vadini, Giulio Calella, Alessandro Pieri, Elena Ricci, Mario Fulcheri, Maria Cristina Verrocchio, Alfredo De Risio, Antonina Sciacca, Francesca Santilli, Giustino Parruti
BACKGROUND: Worldwide, prisoners are at high risk of suicide. Reducing the number of suicides in jails and prisons is an international priority. Several risk factors for suicide attempts, such as historical, prison-related, psychosocial and clinical factors, have been found in prisoners. We assessed whether demographic, conviction-related and neuro-behavioral variables might be associated with current suicide risk and lifetime suicide attempts in two large central Italy prisons. METHODS: On a preliminary sample of 254 detainees within an ongoing project, we assessed whether demographic, conviction-related, psychiatric, cognitive variables and illness comorbidity might be associated with current suicide risk and lifetime suicide attempts in two large central Italy prisons...
August 14, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28830718/cocaine-modifies-brain-lipidome-in-mice
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Yiyun Lin, Hui Gu, Linhong Jiang, Wei Xu, Chunqi Liu, Yan Li, Xinying Qian, Dandan Li, Zhuoling Li, Jing Hu, Huaqin Zhang, Wei Guo, Yinglan Zhao, Xiaobo Cen
Lipids are predominant components of the brain and key regulators for neural structure and function. The neuropsychopharmacological effect of cocaine has been intensively investigated; however, the impact of cocaine on brain lipid profiles is largely unknown. In this study, we used a LC-MS-based lipidomic approach to investigate the impact of cocaine on brain lipidome in two mouse models, cocaine-conditioned place preference (CPP) and hyperlocomotor models and the lipidome was profoundly modified in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) and striatum respectively...
August 19, 2017: Molecular and Cellular Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28829159/early-onset-bipolar-disorder-characteristics-and-outcomes-in-the-clinic
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Daniel F Connor, Julian D Ford, Geraldine S Pearson, Victoria L Scranton, Asha Dusad
OBJECTIVE: To assess patient characteristics and clinician-rated outcomes for children diagnosed with early-onset bipolar disorder in comparison to a depressive disorders cohort from a single clinic site. To assess predictors of bipolar treatment response. METHODS: Medical records from 714 consecutive pediatric patients evaluated and treated at an academic tertiary child and adolescent psychiatry clinic between 2006 and 2012 were reviewed. Charts of bipolar children (n = 49) and children with depressive disorders (n = 58) meeting study inclusion/exclusion criteria were compared on variables assessing clinical characteristics, treatments, and outcomes...
August 22, 2017: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28815279/evaluation-of-training-dose-in-male-sprague-dawley-rats-trained-to-discriminate-4-methylmethcathinone
#18
Michael D Berquist, Nathyn A Thompson, Lisa E Baker
RATIONALE: Although the synthetic cathinone 4-methylmethcathinone (4-MMC, mephedrone) has been a subject of intensive research investigation, the pharmacological mechanisms involved in its interoceptive stimulus effects have yet to be fully characterized. OBJECTIVE: The present study employed drug discrimination methods in rats to compare the interoceptive stimulus properties of two different training doses of 4-MMC to other substances with similar pharmacological actions...
August 16, 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28808405/catha-edulis-forsk-khat-evaluation-of-its-antidepressant-like-activity
#19
Hassan Alfaifi, Siddig Ibrahim Abdelwahab, Syam Mohan, Manal Mohamed Elhassan Taha, Sohier M Syame, Lamiaa A Shaala, Rashad Alsanosy
BACKGROUND: Catha edulis Forsk. (Khat) is traditionally used for treating various disorders. Nevertheless there are no reports of any scientific assessment of its psychopharmacological properties. OBJECTIVE: Therefore, the current study was designed to evaluate the antidepressant-like activity of Khat ethanolic extract using established animal models of depression and stress. MATERIALS AND METHODS: Ninety healthy male albino mice were used in this study...
July 2017: Pharmacognosy Magazine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28807062/neuropsychiatric-characteristics-of-antiterrorist-operation-combatants-in-the-donbass-ukraine
#20
Konstantin N Loganovsky, Natalia A Zdanevich, Marina V Gresko, Donatella Marazziti, Tatiana K Loganovskaja
OBJECTIVE: The present paper aimed to explore the neuropsychiatric characteristics of the antiterrorism (ATO) combatants in the Donets Basin (Donbass) and to propose therapeutic strategies for managing their mental healthcare. METHODS: A total of 54 ATO combatants were included in our study and compared with four groups of subjects exposed to other emergencies, including the Chernobyl disaster and the war in Afghanistan. The neuropsychiatric features were assessed through psychopathological assessments, neurological examinations, and quantitative electroencephalography (qEEG)...
August 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
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