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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28718394/multiple-possible-inaccuracies-cast-doubt-on-a-recent-report-suggesting-selective-serotonin-reuptake-inhibitors-to-be-toxic-and-ineffective
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Fredrik Hieronymus, Alexander Lisinski, Jakob Näslund, Elias Eriksson
According to a systematic review on the use of selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) in adult depression that was recently published in BMC Psychiatry, the results of which have been widely disseminated in lay media, these drugs increase the risk for serious adverse events (SAEs) while exerting poor antidepressant efficacy. A cursory analysis, however, suggests the analysis of SAEs conducted by the authors to be marred by both methodological inaccuracies and blatant errors. After having corrected for these apparent mistakes, we conducted a sensitivity analysis in which we also accounted for a possible moderating effect of age; while this suggests SSRIs to be safe drugs in the non-elderly, they do confirm what is already known, that is, that they may enhance the risk for SAEs in the old...
July 18, 2017: Acta Neuropsychiatrica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28680170/pharmacokinetic-interactions-between-valproic-acid-and-lorazepam-pivotal-study-a-review-of-site-specific-practices
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Joane Y Tang, Tony K L Kiang, Mary H H Ensom
BACKGROUND: Coadministration of lorazepam and valproic acid is identified by tertiary references as causing a major drug interaction that requires therapy modification and dosage adjustments. The proposed mechanism involves inhibition of lorazepam glucuronidation via direct inhibition of uridine 5'-diphosphate-glucuronosyltransferase enzymes by valproic acid. However, the clinical significance of this interaction is unclear. OBJECTIVES: To identify site-specific practices and assess clinical responses to the interaction between valproic acid and lorazepam...
May 2017: Canadian Journal of Hospital Pharmacy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28679194/acute-urinary-retention-after-venlafaxine-use
#3
Şaban Oğuz Demirdöğen, Esen Yıldırım Demirdöğen, Şenol Adanur
We describe a case of lower urinary system symptoms (LUSSs) and acute urinary retention that developed after treatment with a low dose of venlafaxine. A 48-year-old male patient was admitted to our clinic because of difficulty urinating, an intermittent stream, and trickling at the end of urination, together with urinary retention that had started about 45 days ago. The patient had been taking venlafaxine for the previous 6 months. The drug had been prescribed by the psychiatry department for a diagnosis of major depression, and the dose had been increased from 75 mg/day to 150 mg/day 1...
June 30, 2017: Archivio Italiano di Urologia, Andrologia
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28676017/antipsychotic-drugs-from-receptor-binding-profiles-to-metabolic-side-effects
#4
Spyridon Siafis, Dimitrios Tzachanis, Myrto Samara, Georgios Papazisis
Antipsychotic-induced metabolic side effects are major concerns in psychopharmacology and clinical psychiatry. Their pathogenetic mechanisms are still not elucidated. Antipsychotic drugs seem to interfere with feeding behaviors and energy balance processes that control metabolic regulation. Reward and energy balance centers in central nervous system constitute the central level of metabolic regulation. The peripheral level consists of skeletal muscles, the liver, the pancreas, the adipose tissue and neuroendocrine connections...
June 30, 2017: Current Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675999/subduing-the-green-eyed-monster-bridging-the-psychopharmacological-and-psychosocial-treatment-perspective-in-understanding-pathological-jealousy
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Farah Deena Abdul Samad, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Marhani Midin, Nurul Hazwani Hatta
Human being is not spared from a broad-ranged emotional state, including being jealous. Jealousy has both affective-cognitive and behavioural-evaluative dimension where the person perceives, or experiences a real threat on a valued relationship. As this complex emotion becomes irrational and not amenable to reason, it later transforms into a dangerously 'green-eyed monster'. This perilous situation which is viewed as pathological jealousy is a form of delusion, which is maintained by a fixed and false reasoning in an originally entrusted intimate relationship...
July 4, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28675195/how-to-deal-with-violent-and-aggressive-patients-in-acute-medical-settings
#6
R H Harwood
Dealing with violence and aggression is an area where health professionals often feel uncertain. Standing at the interface between medicine, psychiatry and law, the best actions may not be clear, and guidelines neither consistently applicable nor explicit. An aggressive, violent or abusive patient may be behaving anti-socially or criminally. But in acute medical settings it is more likely that a medical, mental health or emotional problem, or some combination thereof, is the explanation and usually we will not know the relative contribution of each element...
June 2017: Journal of the Royal College of Physicians of Edinburgh
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28662995/simplifying-the-human-serum-proteome-for-discriminating-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-of-other-psychiatry-conditions
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Jemmyson Romário de Jesus, Rodrigo Moretto Galazzi, Tatiani Brenelli de Lima, Cláudio Eduardo Muller Banzato, Luiz Fernando de Almeida Lima E Silva, Clarissa de Rosalmeida Dantas, Fábio Cézar Gozzo, Marco Aurélio Zezzi Arruda
PURPOSE: An exploratory analysis using proteomic strategies in blood serum of patients with bipolar disorder (BD), and with other psychiatric conditions such as Schizophrenia (SCZ), can provide a better understanding of this disorder, as well as their discrimination based on their proteomic profile. METHODS: The proteomic profile of blood serum samples obtained from patients with BD using lithium or other drugs (N=14), healthy controls, including non-family (HCNF; N=3) and family (HCF; N=9), patients with schizophrenia (SCZ; N=23), and patients using lithium for other psychiatric conditions (OD; N=4) were compared...
June 26, 2017: Clinical Biochemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28658799/a-prospective-study-of-adverse-drug-reactions-in-patients-with-bipolar-disorder-in-psychiatry-outpatient-department-of-a-tertiary-care-hospital
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Aashal Shah, Preeti P Yadav, Mayur Chaudhari, Ankit Vataliya, N D Kantharia, Ritambhara Mehta
INTRODUCTION: Bipolar disorder is a chronic, debilitating psychiatric disorder. Mood stabilizers and atypical antipsychotics are first line drugs for bipolar disorder. They have significant adverse effects. AIM: The study was conducted with an aim to evaluate the pattern of occurrence of Adverse Drug Reactions (ADRs) in the patients with bipolar disorder and to assess their causality, severity and preventability. MATERIALS AND METHODS: A prospective and observational study - carried out in the psychiatry outpatient department of New Civil Hospital, Surat for 15 months...
May 2017: Journal of Clinical and Diagnostic Research: JCDR
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28657187/an-insight-into-the-deep-web-why-it-matters-for-addiction-psychiatry
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Laura Orsolini, Duccio Papanti, John Corkery, Fabrizio Schifano
OBJECTIVE: Nowadays, the web is rapidly spreading, playing a significant role in the marketing or sale or distribution of "quasi" legal drugs, hence facilitating continuous changes in drug scenarios. The easily renewable and anarchic online drug-market is gradually transforming indeed the drug market itself, from a "street" to a "virtual" one, with customers being able to shop with a relative anonymity in a 24-hr marketplace. The hidden "deep web" is facilitating this phenomenon. The paper aims at providing an overview to mental health's and addiction's professionals on current knowledge about prodrug activities on the deep web...
May 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28652218/quantitative-positron-emission-tomography-in-brain-research
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Kerstin Heurling, Antoine Leuzy, My Jonasson, Andreas Frick, Eduardo R Zimmer, Agneta Nordberg, Mark Lubberink
The application of positron emission tomography (PET) in brain research has increased substantially during the past 20 years, and is still growing. PET provides a unique insight into physiological and pathological processes in vivo. In this article we introduce the fundamentals of PET, and the methods available for acquiring quantitative estimates of the parameters of interest. A short introduction to different areas of application is also given, including basic research of brain function and in neurology, psychiatry, drug receptor occupancy studies, and its application in diagnostics of neurodegenerative disorders such as Alzheimer's disease and Parkinson's disease...
June 23, 2017: Brain Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28649903/herbal-medicine-for-psychiatric-disorders-psychopharmacology-and-neuroscience-based-nomenclature
#11
Siu W Tang, Wayne Tang, Brian E Leonard
OBJECTIVES: Herbs are frequently and concurrently used with prescribed drugs by patients worldwide. While clinical trials have found some herbs to be as useful as standard psychiatric drugs, most clinicians are unaware of their pharmacological mechanisms. METHODS: We searched English language and other language literature with English abstracts listed in PubMed website, supplemented by additional through Google Scholar's free academic paper abstract website for publications on herbs, focusing on their clinical usages in mental disorders, their neurobiology and pharmacology...
June 26, 2017: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28646789/data-mining-for-detecting-signals-of-adverse-drug-reactions-of-fluoxetine-using-the-korea-adverse-event-reporting-system-kaers-database
#12
Seonji Kim, Kyounghoon Park, Mi-Sook Kim, Bo Ram Yang, Hyun Jin Choi, Byung-Joo Park
Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) have become one of the most broadly used medications in psychiatry. Fluoxetine is the first representative antidepressant SSRI drug approved by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) in 1987. Safety information on fluoxetine use alone was less reported than its combined use with other drugs. There were no published papers on adverse drug reactions (ADRs) of fluoxetine analyzing spontaneous adverse events reports. We detected signals of the adverse drug reactions of fluoxetine by data mining using the Korea Adverse Events Reporting System (KAERS) database...
June 13, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28645123/-drug-safety-in-psychiatry
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Max Schmauß, Susanne Stübner
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June 2017: Fortschritte der Neurologie-Psychiatrie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28640591/managing-psychotropic-medications-in-complex-real-world-patients-using-comprehensive-therapeutic-drug-monitoring
#14
Jeffrey J Sutherland, Ryan D Morrison, J Scott Daniels, Stephen B Milne, Timothy P Ryan
There are multiple treatment options for depression, anxiety, psychosis, and other psychiatric disorders, and psychiatry patients are often comorbid with complex, polypharmacy treatment regimens. Unlike cardiovascular disease and diabetes, there are no readily available biomarkers to gauge treatment success with psychotropic medications, often resulting in subjective determination of medication therapy effectiveness. The physiochemical properties of psychiatric medications in general lend themselves to quantitative measurement in blood, offering an avenue to optimize treatment for each patient...
June 22, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28639209/substance-use-and-misuse-among-children-and-youth-with-mental-illness-a%C3%A2-pilot-study
#15
V Herz, N Franzin, J Huemer, D Mairhofer, J Philipp, K Skala
OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine prevalence, patterns and predictors of substance use among a sample of adolescent psychiatric inpatients. METHODS: Participants included 25 minors aged 12-17 years admitted to an Austrian department of child and adolescent psychiatry. Lifetime use, initiation, frequency and quantity of substance use, sociodemographic, family and school-related data were collected by self-report measures. Substance use disorders were detected using CAGE (a screening instrument for problem drinking) and FTND (Fagerström Test For Nicotine Dependence)...
June 21, 2017: Neuropsychiatrie: Klinik, Diagnostik, Therapie und Rehabilitation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28638038/-a-current-view-on-the-history-of-atypical-antipsychotics
#16
D S Danilov
Based on the analysis of the original literature, the author for the first time systemizes the data on the story of atypical antipsychotic drugs. The history of introduction of the first atypical neuroleptics - clozapine and sulpiride, which launched the dichotomic development of psychopharmacology of atypical antipsychotics, is described. Historical facts on the introduction into practice of different sulpiride- and clozapine-like neuroleptics as well as the relationship of their history with the elaboration of dopamine and serotonin hypotheses of mechanisms of action of antipsychotics are presented...
2017: Zhurnal Nevrologii i Psikhiatrii Imeni S.S. Korsakova
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28622206/bupropion-augmentation-in-a-case-of-compulsive-buying-disorder
#17
Gianna Sepede, Giuseppe Di Iorio, Fabiola Sarchione, Federica Fiori, Massimo Di Giannantonio
BACKGROUND: Compulsive buying disorder (CBD) is a condition characterized by excessive preoccupations, impulses, and behaviors regarding buying, resulting in serious psychological, social, and financial problems. Even though it has not been included in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition, "behavioral addictions" section, CBD is a hot topic in current clinical psychiatry, because of its relevant prevalence (at least 5% in adult populations) and severe effect on quality of life...
July 2017: Clinical Neuropharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28618002/novel-psychoactive-substance-use-among-treatment-seeking-opiate-users-the-role-of-life-events-and-psychiatric-symptoms
#18
Máté Kapitány-Fövény, Judit Farkas, Patrícia Andrea Pataki, Anna Kiss, Janka Horváth, Róbert Urbán, Zsolt Demetrovics
OBJECTIVE: Over the past 5 years, a shift to the use of novel psychoactive substances (NPS) has been observed among opioid users. The aim of this study was to assess the potential reasons for NPS use among treatment-seeking patients receiving opiate substitution therapy. METHOD: A structured questionnaire was filled out by a sample of 198 opiate dependent patients of Hungary's National Institute of Psychiatry and Addiction. This questionnaire assessed demographics, treatment characteristics, lifetime substance use, potential reasons for NPS use, negative life events (Life Events Scale), and psychiatric symptoms (Brief Symptom Inventory)...
May 2017: Human Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615765/adverse-drug-reaction-monitoring-in-a-tertiary-care-psychiatry-setting-a-comparative-study-between-inpatients-and-outpatients
#19
Tejaswi Gummadi, Virupaksha Shanmugam Harave, Lakshmi Narayan Aiyar, Saraswathy Ganesan RajaLekshmi, Radhika Kunnavil
BACKGROUND: Psychotropic medications are the mainstay of treatment in psychiatric disorders and are associated with ADRs which affect the compliance and treatment course. Previous studies have looked at the frequency, profile of ADRs and their management aspects. However, the systematic comparison between IP and OP was lacking even though there is a prescription pattern difference. Hence this study was aimed to compare the proportion, pattern, severity and resolution of ADRs once detected...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28615763/adverse-drug-reactions-and-their-impact-on-quality-of-life-in-patients-on-antipsychotic-therapy-at-a-tertiary-care-center-in-delhi
#20
Shalini Chawla, Shankar Kumar
CONTEXT: Adverse drug reactions (ADR) due to antipsychotic therapy have significant impact on a psychiatric patient's quality of life. Few studies have been conducted in India to monitor adverse drug reactions due to antispsychotics and none has been done to determine their impact on quality of life. AIMS: The present study was conducted to monitor ADRs due to antipsychotics and ascertain the impact of ADRs on quality of life. SETTINGS AND DESIGN: This prospective observational study was conducted in the psychiatry outpatients department in New Delhi for 1 year...
May 2017: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
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