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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28131433/the-effect-of-mindfulness-meditation-training-on-biological-acute-stress-responses-in-generalized-anxiety-disorder
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Elizabeth A Hoge, Eric Bui, Sophie A Palitz, Noah R Schwarz, Maryann E Owens, Jennifer M Johnston, Mark H Pollack, Naomi M Simon
Mindfulness-Based interventions have increased in popularity in psychiatry, but the impact of these treatments on disorder-relevant biomarkers would greatly enhance efficacy and mechanistic evidence. If Generalized Anxiety Disorder (GAD) is successfully treated, relevant biomarkers should change, supporting the impact of treatment and suggesting improved resilience to stress. Seventy adults with GAD were randomized to receive either Mindfulness-Based Stress Reduction (MBSR) or an attention control class; before and after, they underwent the Trier Social Stress Test (TSST)...
January 25, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28130814/serum-tumour-necrosis-factor-%C3%AE-and-interleukin-6-levels-in-alzheimer-s-disease-and-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Yo Sup Kim, Kang Joon Lee, Hyun Kim
BACKGROUND: Neuroinflammation has been recognized as a feature of Alzheimer's disease (AD), and mild cognitive impairment (MCI) is believed to share several pathological features with AD. The aim of the present study was to compare serum cytokine levels between patients with AD, subjects with MCI, and healthy controls, and to assess the correlation between cytokine levels and cognitive performance in these subjects. METHODS: Participants included 35 patients with AD, 29 subjects with MCI, and 28 healthy controls from the Department of Psychiatry of IIlsan Paik Hospital in South Korea...
January 28, 2017: Psychogeriatrics: the Official Journal of the Japanese Psychogeriatric Society
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28115739/genome-wide-association-study-of-therapeutic-opioid-dosing-identifies-a-novel-locus-upstream-of-oprm1
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A H Smith, K P Jensen, J Li, Y Nunez, L A Farrer, H Hakonarson, S D Cook-Sather, H R Kranzler, J Gelernter
Opioids are very effective analgesics, but they are also highly addictive. Methadone is used to treat opioid dependence (OD), acting as a selective agonist at the μ-opioid receptor encoded by the gene OPRM1. Determining the optimal methadone maintenance dose is time consuming; currently, no biomarkers are available to guide treatment. In methadone-treated OD subjects drawn from a case and control sample, we conducted a genome-wide association study of usual daily methadone dose. In African-American (AA) OD subjects (n=383), we identified a genome-wide significant association between therapeutic methadone dose (mean=68...
January 24, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093569/translational-evaluation-of-translocator-protein-as-a-marker-of-neuroinflammation-in-schizophrenia
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T Notter, J M Coughlin, T Gschwind, U Weber-Stadlbauer, Y Wang, M Kassiou, A C Vernon, D Benke, M G Pomper, A Sawa, U Meyer
Positron emission tomography (PET) imaging with radiotracers that target translocator protein 18 kDa (TSPO) has become a popular approach to assess putative neuroinflammatory processes and associated microglia activation in psychotic illnesses. It remains unclear, however, whether TSPO imaging can accurately capture low-grade inflammatory processes such as those present in schizophrenia and related disorders. Therefore, we evaluated the validity of TSPO as a disease-relevant marker of inflammation using a translational approach, which combined neurodevelopmental and neurodegenerative mouse models with PET imaging in patients with recent-onset schizophrenia and matched controls...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28093567/beta-amyloid-sequelae-in-the-eye-a-critical-review-on-its-diagnostic-significance-and-clinical-relevance-in-alzheimer-s-disease
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REVIEW
T M Shah, S M Gupta, P Chatterjee, M Campbell, R N Martins
Alzheimer's disease (AD) is a progressive and fatal neurodegenerative disorder. There is no test for its definitive diagnosis in routine clinical practice. Although phase III clinical trials have failed, only symptomatic treatment is currently available; a possible reason for these failed trials is that intervention commenced at an advanced stage of the disease. The hallmarks of an AD brain include plaques comprising of extracellular beta-amyloid (Aβ) protein aggregates and intracellular hyperphosphorylated neurofibrillary tangles of tau...
January 17, 2017: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28064175/neuroimaging-of-inflammation-in-memory-and-related-other-disorders-nimrod-study-protocol-a-deep-phenotyping-cohort-study-of-the-role-of-brain-inflammation-in-dementia-depression-and-other-neurological-illnesses
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W Richard Bevan-Jones, Ajenthan Surendranathan, Luca Passamonti, Patricia Vázquez Rodríguez, Robert Arnold, Elijah Mak, Li Su, Jonathan P Coles, Tim D Fryer, Young T Hong, Guy Williams, Franklin Aigbirhio, James B Rowe, John T O'Brien
INTRODUCTION: Inflammation of the central nervous system is increasingly regarded as having a role in cognitive disorders such as dementia and depression, but it is not clear how such inflammation relates to other aspects of neuropathology, structural and functional changes in the brain and symptoms (as assessed via clinical and neuropsychological assessment and MRI). This study will explore these pathophysiological mechanisms using positron emission tomography (PET) which allows in vivo imaging of inflammation, amyloid and τ deposition, together with neuropsychological profiling, MRI and peripheral biomarker analysis...
January 7, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28049075/abnormal-brain-oscillations-persist-after-recovery-from-bipolar-depression
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P Canali, S Casarotto, M Rosanova, G Sferrazza-Papa, A G Casali, O Gosseries, M Massimini, E Smeraldi, C Colombo, F Benedetti
When directly perturbed in healthy subjects, premotor cortical areas generate electrical oscillations in the beta range (20-40Hz). In schizophrenia, major depressive disorder and bipolar disorder (BD), these oscillations are markedly reduced, in terms of amplitude and frequency. However, it still remains unclear whether these abnormalities can be modulated over time, or if they can be still observed after treatment. Here, we employed transcranial magnetic stimulation (TMS) combined with EEG to assess the frontal oscillatory activity in eighteen BD patients before/after antidepressant treatments (sleep deprivation and light therapy), relative to nine healthy controls...
December 27, 2016: European Psychiatry: the Journal of the Association of European Psychiatrists
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28032396/computational-neuroscience-approach-to-biomarkers-and-treatments-for-mental-disorders
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Noriaki Yahata, Kiyoto Kasai, Mitsuo Kawato
Psychiatry research has long experienced a stagnation stemming from a lack of understanding of the neurobiological underpinnings of phenomenologically defined mental disorders. Recently, the application of computational neuroscience to psychiatry research has shown great promise in establishing a link between phenomenological and pathophysiological aspects of mental disorders, thereby recasting current nosology in more biologically meaningful dimensions. In this review, we highlight recent investigations in computational neuroscience that undertook either theory- or data-driven approaches to quantitatively delineate the mechanisms of mental disorders...
December 29, 2016: Psychiatry and Clinical Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025607/tonsillectomy-remains-a-questionable-option-for-pediatric-autoimmune-neuropsychiatric-disorders-associated-with-streptococcal-infections-pandas
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REVIEW
Jochen P Windfuhr
Background: Pediatric autoimmune neuropsychiatric disorders associated with streptococcal infections (PANDAS) is a disease attributed to children with obsessive compulsive disorders (OCD) or tic disorders associated with streptococcal infections. Because otolaryngologists examine a large number of pediatric patients with recurrent streptococcal infections, tonsillectomy (TE) is a common option of therapy. This study was conducted to evaluate the efficacy of TE in patients presenting with verified PANDAS. Material and methods: A PubMed review was performed using search terms "tonsillectomy" and "PANDAS", "OCD", "compulsive" "pediatric autoimmune", "chorea" and "tic" limited by publication date of January 1, 1995, to July 31, 2015...
2016: GMS Current Topics in Otorhinolaryngology, Head and Neck Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28009246/locating-risk-in-the-adolescent-brain-ethical-challenges-in-the-use-of-biomarkers-for-adolescent-health-and-social-policy
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Suparna Choudhury, Sheehan Moore
Technological developments in neuroscience over the last 20 years have generated excitement about the potential of neuroscientific insights for the understanding of and intervention in children's and adolescents' behavior. This article introduces some ways in which new results from developmental cognitive neuroscience have been appropriated in the context of adolescent mental health. We also consider social and interpersonal factors that drive the use of neurobiological markers of mental disorders in pediatric psychiatry...
December 1, 2016: AMA Journal of Ethics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27990322/recent-advances-and-controversies-in-peripartum-depression
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Jennifer L Payne
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: The purpose of this review is to update readers on recent controversies and findings on the underlying biology and clinical management of peripartum depression. RECENT FINDINGS: Topics discussed include the discovery and replication of two epigenetic biomarkers of peripartum depression, two well controlled studies that do NOT find associations between in utero antidepressant exposure and cardiac defects and persistent pulmonary hypertension of the newborn and ongoing controversy on whether antidepressant use during pregnancy prevents peripartum depression and whether or not hormonal treatments have a place in the management of postpartum depression...
September 2016: Current Obstetrics and Gynecology Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27956742/17q21-31-duplication-causes-prominent-tau-related-dementia-with-increased-mapt-expression
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K Le Guennec, O Quenez, G Nicolas, D Wallon, S Rousseau, A-C Richard, J Alexander, P Paschou, C Charbonnier, C Bellenguez, B Grenier-Boley, D Lechner, M-T Bihoreau, R Olaso, A Boland, V Meyer, J-F Deleuze, P Amouyel, H M Munter, G Bourque, M Lathrop, T Frebourg, R Redon, L Letenneur, J-F Dartigues, O Martinaud, O Kalev, S Mehrabian, L Traykov, T Ströbel, I Le Ber, P Caroppo, S Epelbaum, T Jonveaux, F Pasquier, A Rollin-Sillaire, E Génin, L Guyant-Maréchal, G G Kovacs, J-C Lambert, D Hannequin, D Campion, A Rovelet-Lecrux
To assess the role of rare copy number variations in Alzheimer's disease (AD), we conducted a case-control study using whole-exome sequencing data from 522 early-onset cases and 584 controls. The most recurrent rearrangement was a 17q21.31 microduplication, overlapping the CRHR1, MAPT, STH and KANSL1 genes that was found in four cases, including one de novo rearrangement, and was absent in controls. The increased MAPT gene dosage led to a 1.6-1.9-fold expression of the MAPT messenger RNA. Clinical signs, neuroimaging and cerebrospinal fluid biomarker profiles were consistent with an AD diagnosis in MAPT duplication carriers...
December 13, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27918562/resting-state-connectivity-biomarkers-define-neurophysiological-subtypes-of-depression
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Andrew T Drysdale, Logan Grosenick, Jonathan Downar, Katharine Dunlop, Farrokh Mansouri, Yue Meng, Robert N Fetcho, Benjamin Zebley, Desmond J Oathes, Amit Etkin, Alan F Schatzberg, Keith Sudheimer, Jennifer Keller, Helen S Mayberg, Faith M Gunning, George S Alexopoulos, Michael D Fox, Alvaro Pascual-Leone, Henning U Voss, B J Casey, Marc J Dubin, Conor Liston
Biomarkers have transformed modern medicine but remain largely elusive in psychiatry, partly because there is a weak correspondence between diagnostic labels and their neurobiological substrates. Like other neuropsychiatric disorders, depression is not a unitary disease, but rather a heterogeneous syndrome that encompasses varied, co-occurring symptoms and divergent responses to treatment. By using functional magnetic resonance imaging (fMRI) in a large multisite sample (n = 1,188), we show here that patients with depression can be subdivided into four neurophysiological subtypes ('biotypes') defined by distinct patterns of dysfunctional connectivity in limbic and frontostriatal networks...
January 2017: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27843151/a-dna-methylation-biomarker-of-alcohol-consumption
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C Liu, R E Marioni, Å K Hedman, L Pfeiffer, P-C Tsai, L M Reynolds, A C Just, Q Duan, C G Boer, T Tanaka, C E Elks, S Aslibekyan, J A Brody, B Kühnel, C Herder, L M Almli, D Zhi, Y Wang, T Huan, C Yao, M M Mendelson, R Joehanes, L Liang, S-A Love, W Guan, S Shah, A F McRae, A Kretschmer, H Prokisch, K Strauch, A Peters, P M Visscher, N R Wray, X Guo, K L Wiggins, A K Smith, E B Binder, K J Ressler, M R Irvin, D M Absher, D Hernandez, L Ferrucci, S Bandinelli, K Lohman, J Ding, L Trevisi, S Gustafsson, J H Sandling, L Stolk, A G Uitterlinden, I Yet, J E Castillo-Fernandez, T D Spector, J D Schwartz, P Vokonas, L Lind, Y Li, M Fornage, D K Arnett, N J Wareham, N Sotoodehnia, K K Ong, J B J van Meurs, K N Conneely, A A Baccarelli, I J Deary, J T Bell, K E North, Y Liu, M Waldenberger, S J London, E Ingelsson, D Levy
The lack of reliable measures of alcohol intake is a major obstacle to the diagnosis and treatment of alcohol-related diseases. Epigenetic modifications such as DNA methylation may provide novel biomarkers of alcohol use. To examine this possibility, we performed an epigenome-wide association study of methylation of cytosine-phosphate-guanine dinucleotide (CpG) sites in relation to alcohol intake in 13 population-based cohorts (ntotal=13 317; 54% women; mean age across cohorts 42-76 years) using whole blood (9643 European and 2423 African ancestries) or monocyte-derived DNA (588 European, 263 African and 400 Hispanic ancestry) samples...
November 15, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27816667/correlation-between-brain-damage-associated-biomarkers-and-medication-in-psychiatric-inpatients-a-cross-sectional-study
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Madoka Yoshida, Tetsuto Kanzaki, Mutsumi Mizoi, Mizuho Nakamura, Takeshi Uemura, Seisuke Mimori, Yoriyasu Uju, Keisuke Sekine, Yukihiro Ishii, Taro Yoshimi, Reiko Yasui, Asuka Yasukawa, Mamoru Sato, Seiko Okamoto, Tetsuya Hisaoka, Masafumi Miura, Shun Kusanishi, Kanako Murakami, Chieko Nakano, Yasuhiko Mizuta, Shunichi Mishima, Tatsuro Hayakawa, Kazumi Tsukada, Keiko Kashiwagi, Kazuei Igarashi
BACKGROUND: We clarified the correlation between brain damage, associated biomarkers and medication in psychiatric patients, because patients with schizophrenia have an increased risk of stroke. METHODS: The cross-sectional study was performed from January 2013 to December 2015. Study participants were 96 hospitalized patients (41 men and 55 women) in the Department of Psychiatry at Kohnodai Hospital, National Center for Global Health and Medicine, Ichikawa, Chiba, Japan...
January 2017: Clinica Chimica Acta; International Journal of Clinical Chemistry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27810706/how-to-measuring-blood-cytokines-in-biological-psychiatry-using-commercially-available-multiplex-immunoassays
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Raoul Belzeaux, Marie-Noëlle Lefebvre, Anne Lazzari, Tifenn Le Carpentier, Julia-Lou Consoloni, Xavier Zendjidjian, Mocrane Abbar, Philippe Courtet, Jean Naudin, José Boucraut, Pierre Gressens, Nicolas Glaichenhaus, El Chérif Ibrahim
Cytokines produced by both immune and non-immune cells are likely to play roles in the development and/or progression of psychiatric disorders. Indeed, many investigators have compared the blood cytokine levels in psychiatric patients with those of healthy controls or monitored their levels in patients during disease progression to identify biomarkers. Nevertheless, very few studies have confirmed that such cytokines remain stable in healthy individuals through periods of weeks and months. This is an important issue to consider before using blood cytokine levels as biomarkers of disease traits, disease state, or treatment response...
January 2017: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27788673/immuno-psychiatry-an-agenda-for-clinical-practice-and-innovative-research
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EDITORIAL
Marion Leboyer, Michael Berk, Robert H Yolken, Ryad Tamouza, David Kupfer, Laurent Groc
BACKGROUND: The diagnostic scheme for psychiatric disorders is currently based purely on descriptive nomenclature given that biomarkers subtypes and clearly defined causal mechanisms are lacking for the vast majority of disorders. The emerging field of "immuno-psychiatry" has the potential to widen the exploration of a mechanism-based nosology, possibly leading to the discovery of more effective personalised treatment strategies. DISCUSSION: Disturbances in immuno-inflammatory and related systems have been implicated in the aetiology, pathophysiology, phenomenology and comorbidity of several psychiatric disorders, including major mood disorders and schizophrenia...
October 28, 2016: BMC Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27784534/toward-understanding-thalamocortical-dysfunction-in-schizophrenia-through-computational-models-of-neural-circuit-dynamics
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REVIEW
John D Murray, Alan Anticevic
The thalamus is implicated in the neuropathology of schizophrenia, and multiple modalities of noninvasive neuroimaging provide converging evidence for altered thalamocortical dynamics in the disorder, such as functional connectivity and oscillatory power. However, it remains a challenge to link these neuroimaging biomarkers to underlying neural circuit mechanisms. One potential path forward is a "Computational Psychiatry" approach that leverages computational models of neural circuits to make predictions for the dynamical impact dynamical impact on specific thalamic disruptions hypothesized to occur in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia...
February 2017: Schizophrenia Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27783066/the-search-for-imaging-biomarkers-in-psychiatric-disorders
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Anissa Abi-Dargham, Guillermo Horga
The field of medicine is moving toward the use of biomarkers for the optimization of individualized care. This is a particular challenge for the field of psychiatry, in which diagnosis is based on a descriptive collection of behaviors without the availability of any objective test to stratify patients. Neuroimaging techniques such as molecular imaging with positron-emission tomography (PET) or structural and functional magnetic resonance imaging (MRI) provide an opportunity to bring psychiatry from an era of subjective descriptive classification into objective and tangible brain-based measures...
November 2016: Nature Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27698428/predicting-the-functional-states-of-human-ipsc-derived-neurons-with-single-cell-rna-seq-and-electrophysiology
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C Bardy, M van den Hurk, B Kakaradov, J A Erwin, B N Jaeger, R V Hernandez, T Eames, A A Paucar, M Gorris, C Marchand, R Jappelli, J Barron, A K Bryant, M Kellogg, R S Lasken, B P F Rutten, H W M Steinbusch, G W Yeo, F H Gage
Human neural progenitors derived from pluripotent stem cells develop into electrophysiologically active neurons at heterogeneous rates, which can confound disease-relevant discoveries in neurology and psychiatry. By combining patch clamping, morphological and transcriptome analysis on single-human neurons in vitro, we defined a continuum of poor to highly functional electrophysiological states of differentiated neurons. The strong correlations between action potentials, synaptic activity, dendritic complexity and gene expression highlight the importance of methods for isolating functionally comparable neurons for in vitro investigations of brain disorders...
November 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
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