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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29675596/post-finasteride-syndrome-and-post-ssri-sexual-dysfunction-two-sides-of-the-same-coin
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Silvia Giatti, Silvia Diviccaro, Giancarlo Panzica, Roberto Cosimo Melcangi
Sexual dysfunction is a clinical condition due to different causes including the iatrogenic origin. For instance, it is well known that sexual dysfunction may occur in patients treated with antidepressants like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRI). A similar side effect has been also reported during treatment with finasteride, an inhibitor of the enzyme 5alpha-reductase, for androgenetic alopecia. Interestingly, sexual dysfunction persists in both cases after drug discontinuation. These conditions have been named post-SSRI sexual dysfunction (PSSD) and post-finasteride syndrome (PFS)...
April 19, 2018: Endocrine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621659/suicide-deaths-by-intentional-self-poisoning-in-people-with-cardiovascular-disease
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Michael Hawkins, Ayal Schaffer, Mark Sinyor, Yasunori Nishikawa, Nathan Herrmann, Krista L Lanctôt, Rima Styra, Maurizio Pompili, Jeffrey Huffman
OBJECTIVE: We aimed to characterize self-poisoning deaths in people with cardiovascular disease (CVD) and compare to other suicide decedent groups. METHODS: Suicide deaths by self-poisoning in people with CVD (n = 151) were compared to suicide deaths by other methods in people with CVD (n = 260) and suicide deaths by self-poisoning in people without CVD (n = 509). Sub-analysis of the CVD self-poisoning group compared people with depression and without depression...
March 23, 2018: General Hospital Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29621538/ketamine-and-ketamine-metabolites-as-novel-estrogen-receptor-ligands-induction-of-cytochrome-p450-and-ampa-glutamate-receptor-gene-expression
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Ming-Fen Ho, Cristina Correia, James N Ingle, Rima Kaddurah-Daouk, Liewei Wang, Scott H Kaufmann, Richard M Weinshilboum
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is the most common psychiatric illness worldwide, and it displays a striking sex-dependent difference in incidence, with two thirds of MDD patients being women. Ketamine treatment can produce rapid antidepressant effects in MDD patients, effects that are mediated-at least partially-through glutamatergic neurotransmission. Two active metabolites of ketamine, (2R,6R)-hydroxynorketamine (HNK) and (2S,6S)-HNK, also appear to play a key role in ketamine's rapid antidepressant effects through the activation of α-amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) glutamate receptors...
April 2, 2018: Biochemical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29595539/repeated-forced-swimming-test-in-intact-female-rats-behaviour-oestrous-cycle-and-enriched-environment
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Karolina Domingues, Inaê Spezia, Lais C Theindl, Patrick R Suman, Fernanda B Lima, Cilene Lino de Oliveira
Psychopharmacology used animal models to study the effects of drugs on brain and behaviour. The repeated forced-swimming test (rFST), which is used to assess the gradual effects of antidepressants on rat behaviour, was standardized only in males. Because of the known sex differences in rats, experimental conditions standardized for males may not apply to female rats. Therefore, the present work aimed to standardize experimental and housing conditions for the rFST in female rats. Young or adult Wistar female rats were housed in standard or enriched environments for different experimental periods...
March 27, 2018: Behavioural Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29579632/maternal-exercise-increases-but-concurrent-maternal-fluoxetine-prevents-the-increase-in-hippocampal-neurogenesis-of-adult-offspring
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Aarthi R Gobinath, Sarah Wong, Carmen Chow, Stephanie E Lieblich, Alasdair M Barr, Liisa A M Galea
Treating postpartum depression (PPD) with pharmacological antidepressants like fluoxetine (FLX) is complicated because these drugs can remain active in breast milk and potentially affect infant development. Alternatively, non-pharmacological treatments such as exercise are associated with beneficial effects on infant development but its potential ability to counter the effects of PPD are largely unknown. To investigate this, we treated dams with corticosterone (CORT) or vehicle (sesame oil) from postpartum days 2-25 to model PPD...
May 2018: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29546385/the-effect-of-profession-on-burnout-in-hospital-staff
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M M Marques, E Alves, C Queirós, P Norton, A Henriques
Background: A high level of burnout has been described in health professionals. However, literature regarding other hospital employees is scarce. Aims: To assess the prevalence of burnout in different professional groups of hospital staff and how the professional category is associated with levels of burnout. Methods: Employees of a University Hospital in Portugal completed a self-administered online questionnaire in 2014-2015. We used the Portuguese version of the Maslach Burnout Inventory-Human Services Survey and scored three dimensions of burnout (emotional exhaustion, depersonalization, personal accomplishment) as low, average or high...
March 13, 2018: Occupational Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29522940/secular-trends-in-excess-mortality-of-late-life-depression
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Hans W Jeuring, Hannie C Comijs, Dorly J H Deeg, Emiel O Hoogendijk, Aartjan T F Beekman, Max L Stek, Martijn Huisman
BACKGROUND: Late-life depression is associated with premature mortality, however, little is known whether excess mortality rates of depression have changed over time. This study aims to identify and explain secular trends in excess mortality of major depressive disorder (MDD) and subthreshold depression (SUBD). METHODS: Cohort-sequential-longitudinal study of 4084 community-dwelling older adults in the Netherlands based on data from the Longitudinal Aging Study Amsterdam (LASA)...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29489077/inflammation-and-improvement-of-depression-following-electroconvulsive-therapy-in-treatment-resistant-depression
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Jennifer L Kruse, Eliza Congdon, Richard Olmstead, Stephanie Njau, Elizabeth C Breen, Katherine L Narr, Randall Espinoza, Michael R Irwin
OBJECTIVE: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is the most robust acute treatment for severe major depressive disorder, yet clinical response is variable. Inflammation is associated with depression, especially in women, and levels of C-reactive protein (CRP) and interleukin (IL)-6 predict response to antidepressant medications. This study evaluated whether markers of inflammation predicted response to electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) in patients with treatment-resistant depression and to what extent this association differed between men and women...
February 27, 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29481489/post-mortem-analysis-of-suicide-victims-shows-abcb1-haplotype-1236t-2677t-3435t-as-a-candidate-predisposing-factor-behind-adverse-drug-reactions-in-females
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Anna-Liina Rahikainen, Jukka U Palo, Jari Haukka, Antti Sajantila
BACKGROUND: Genetic variation in efflux transporter, permeability glycoprotein (P-gp), has recently been associated with completed violent suicides and also violent suicide attempts. As depression is known to be a risk factor for suicide and many antidepressants are P-gp substrates, it has been speculated that inadequate antidepressant treatment response or adverse side effects could be involved. OBJECTIVES: The aim of this study was to investigate whether there is an association between the P-gp coding ABCB1 gene and completed suicides in citalopram users...
April 2018: Pharmacogenetics and Genomics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29477251/comparative-efficacy-and-acceptability-of-21-antidepressant-drugs-for-the-acute-treatment-of-adults-with-major-depressive-disorder-a-systematic-review-and-network-meta-analysis
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Andrea Cipriani, Toshi A Furukawa, Georgia Salanti, Anna Chaimani, Lauren Z Atkinson, Yusuke Ogawa, Stefan Leucht, Henricus G Ruhe, Erick H Turner, Julian P T Higgins, Matthias Egger, Nozomi Takeshima, Yu Hayasaka, Hissei Imai, Kiyomi Shinohara, Aran Tajika, John P A Ioannidis, John R Geddes
BACKGROUND: Major depressive disorder is one of the most common, burdensome, and costly psychiatric disorders worldwide in adults. Pharmacological and non-pharmacological treatments are available; however, because of inadequate resources, antidepressants are used more frequently than psychological interventions. Prescription of these agents should be informed by the best available evidence. Therefore, we aimed to update and expand our previous work to compare and rank antidepressants for the acute treatment of adults with unipolar major depressive disorder...
February 20, 2018: Lancet
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29453441/circulating-cell-free-mitochondrial-dna-but-not-leukocyte-mitochondrial-dna-copy-number-is-elevated-in-major-depressive-disorder
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Daniel Lindqvist, Owen M Wolkowitz, Martin Picard, Lars Ohlsson, Francesco S Bersani, Johan Fernström, Åsa Westrin, Christina M Hough, Jue Lin, Victor I Reus, Elissa S Epel, Synthia H Mellon
Major depressive disorder (MDD) has been linked to mitochondrial defects, which could manifest in mitochondrial DNA (mtDNA) polymorphisms or mutations. Additionally, copy number of mtDNA (mtDNA-cn) can be quantified in peripheral blood mononuclear cells (PBMC)s, indirectly reflecting cellular energetics, or in the circulating cell-free mtDNA (ccf-mtDNA) levels, which may reflect a fraction of the mitochondrial genome released during cellular stress. Few studies have examined ccf-mtDNA in MDD, and no studies have tested its relationship with intracellular mtDNA-cn or with antidepressant treatment response...
January 30, 2018: Neuropsychopharmacology: Official Publication of the American College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29446186/longterm-persistence-and-nonrecurrence-of-depression-treatment-in-germany-a-four-year-retrospective-follow-up-using-linked-claims-data
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Christoph J Wagner, Charalabos Markos Dintsios, Florian G Metzger, Helmut L'Hoest, Ursula Marschall, Bjoern Stollenwerk, Stephanie Stock
OBJECTIVES: To measure persistence and nonrecurrence of depression treatment and investigate potential risk factors. METHODS: We retrospectively observed a closed cohort of insurees with new-onset depression treatment in 2007 and without most psychiatric comorbidity for 16 quarters (plus one to ascertain discontinuation). We linked inpatient/outpatient/drug-data per person and quarter. Person-quarters containing specified depression services were classified as depression-treatment-person-quarters (DTPQ)...
February 15, 2018: International Journal of Methods in Psychiatric Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29441665/cortical-thickness-abnormalities-in-bipolar-disorder-patients-with-a-lifetime-history-of-auditory-hallucinations
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Lynn Mørch-Johnsen, Stener Nerland, Kjetil N Jørgensen, Kåre Osnes, Cecilie B Hartberg, Ole A Andreassen, Ingrid Melle, Ragnar Nesvåg, Ingrid Agartz
OBJECTIVES: We aimed to investigate morphometric correlates of auditory hallucinations in bipolar disorder (BD) by comparing cortical thickness and cortical surface area in bipolar disorder patients with (BD+) and without (BD-) a lifetime history of auditory hallucinations. Based on previous findings in schizophrenia patients, we hypothesized that the cortex would be thinner in the auditory cortex in BD+ compared to BD-. METHODS: Bipolar disorder spectrum (n = 157) patients and healthy controls (n = 279) underwent 1...
February 13, 2018: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425665/newly-diagnosed-bipolar-disorder-and-the-subsequent-risk-of-erectile-dysfunction-a-nationwide-cohort-study
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Po-Hsun Hou, Frank Chiahung Mao, Geng-Ruei Chang, Min-Wei Huang, Yao-Ting Wang, Shiau-Shian Huang
BACKGROUND: Although erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common problem in men with mental disorders, there are few reports in the literature on the relation between bipolar disorder (BD) and ED. AIMS: To establish the incidence rate of ED in men with BD and assess the risk of ED in patients with BD according to type of treatment offered or no active treatment with medication during the 1st year of onset. METHODS: We identified 5,150 men with newly diagnosed BD using Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research Database...
February 2018: Journal of Sexual Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29425063/psychotropic-medication-patterns-for-american-indian-children-in-foster-care
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David Glesener, Gwendolyn Anderson, Xuan Li, Jacob Brown, James Amell, Ronald Regal, Donald Ferguson
OBJECTIVE: This study assesses the effects of race, age, sex, and time spent in foster care on rates of psychotropic medication use for children in foster care in 2012. METHODS: Using existing electronic records through county Social Service and Minnesota Medical Assistance databases, 626 children were identified using the inclusion criteria of having been in foster care for at least 30 days during 2012 in St. Louis County, Minnesota. All prescriptions for dispensed psychotropic medications were identified into the following classes: antidepressants, attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD) medications, antipsychotics, alpha-agonists, and other (including anticonvulsants/mood stabilizers, lithium, benzodiazepines, and sedative hypnotics)...
February 9, 2018: Journal of Child and Adolescent Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29399722/rural-versus-urban-differences-in-end-of-life-care-for-lung-cancer-patients-in-germany
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Julia Walter, Amanda Tufman, Reiner Leidl, Rolf Holle, Larissa Schwarzkopf
PURPOSE: To assess rural-urban differences in healthcare utilization and supportive care at the end-of-life in German lung cancer patients. METHODS: We identified 12,929 patients with incident lung cancer in 2009 from claims data and categorized them to four district types (major city, urban, rural, remote rural). We compared site of death, unplanned hospitalizations, hospital days, outpatient doctor, general practitioner (GP) and home visits, structured palliative care, therapy with antidepressants, pain relief medication and chemotherapy, and therapeutic puncturing in the last 30 and 14 days of life using mixed models with logistic link function for binary outcomes and log link function for count data...
February 4, 2018: Supportive Care in Cancer: Official Journal of the Multinational Association of Supportive Care in Cancer
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29391426/prevalence-and-risk-factors-of-self-reported-dry-eye-in-brazil-using-a-short-symptom-questionnaire
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Julia Silvestre de Castro, Iara Borin Selegatto, Rosane Silvestre de Castro, Eliana C M Miranda, José Paulo Cabral de Vasconcelos, Keila Monteiro de Carvalho, Carlos Eduardo Leite Arieta, Monica Alves
To evaluate dry eye prevalence and investigate associated risk factors in Brazil by applying a short questionnaire of symptoms and risk factors. A cross-sectional study of 3,107 participants from all the five different geopolitical regions of Brazil. Overall prevalence of dry eye in this study population was 12.8%. Dry eye previous diagnosis was reported by 10.2% and presence of severe symptoms in 4.9%. Logistic regression analysis confirmed some significantly risk factors, such as female sex (Odds Ratio (OR) 1...
February 1, 2018: Scientific Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29337584/is-antidepressant-use-associated-with-difficulty-identifying-feelings-a-brief-report
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Jani Kajanoja, Noora M Scheinin, Max Karukivi, Linnea Karlsson, Hasse Karlsson
Studies on the subjective effects of antidepressants suggest that they may not only improve depressed mood, but as an adverse effect also cause "emotional blunting." This phenomenon is poorly understood and little studied. The aim of this study was to examine the association of serotonergic antidepressant use and subjective emotional awareness. Emotional awareness was assessed using the Difficulty Identifying Feelings subscale from the 20-Item Toronto Alexithymia Scale. Fifty-seven individuals on antidepressant medication and 441 controls were compared...
February 2018: Experimental and Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29331694/distinctive-use-of-newer-and-older-antidepressants-in-major-geographical-areas-a-nationally-representative-register-based-study
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Jaana I Halonen, Aki Koskinen, Anne Kouvonen, Pekka Varje, Sami Pirkola, Ari Väänänen
BACKGROUND: It is unknown whether newer, mainly selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors, and older tricyclic antidepressants are used similarly regardless of the geographical area of residence and education. METHODS: We included four randomly sampled cohorts of the Finnish working aged population (n = 998,540-1,033,135). The sampling (Dec 31st in 1995, 2000, 2004 and 2010) resulted in non-overlapping time windows where each participant was followed up for four years for the first antidepressant use...
March 15, 2018: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29327213/add-on-treatment-with-curcumin-has-antidepressive-effects-in-thai-patients-with-major-depression-results-of-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-study
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Buranee Kanchanatawan, Sookjaroen Tangwongchai, Atapol Sughondhabhirom, Siriluck Suppapitiporn, Solaphat Hemrunrojn, André F Carvalho, Michael Maes
Activation of immune-inflammatory and oxidative-nitrosative (IO&NS) stress pathways plays a role in major depression (MDD). Evidence suggests that curcumin (500-1000 mg/day), a polyphenol with strong anti-IO&NS properties, may have efficacy either as monotherapy or as an adjunctive treatment for depression. Further controlled trials with extended treatment periods (> 8 weeks) and higher curcumin doses are warranted. This 12-week study was carried out to examine the effects of adjunctive curcumin for the treatment of MDD...
April 2018: Neurotoxicity Research
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