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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28103521/sexually-dimorphic-deficits-of-prepulse-inhibition-in-patients-with-major-depressive-disorder-and-their-relationship-to-symptoms-a-large-single-ethnicity-study
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Junko Matsuo, Miho Ota, Shinsuke Hidese, Hiroaki Hori, Toshiya Teraishi, Ikki Ishida, Moeko Hiraishi, Hiroshi Kunugi
BACKGROUND: Sensorimotor gating deficits as measured by prepulse inhibition (PPI) of acoustic startle reflex have been repeatedly observed in patients with schizophrenia. However, studies investigating PPI in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) are scarce, and this issue remains to be elucidated. METHODS: Subjects were 221 patients with MDD and 250 age-matched healthy comparison subjects. Depressive symptoms were assessed by the 21-item version of the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D21), and the scores were divided into six factors...
January 12, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28079530/can-intoxication-status-be-used-as-a-prediction-tool-for-manner-of-death-a-comparison-of-the-intoxication-status-in-violent-suicides-and-homicides
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D Kimberley Molina, Veronica M Hargrove
Determining the manner of death in medicolegal death investigations can be difficult. The investigator relies on many facets of death investigation, including the circumstances of death and autopsy examination. A study was designed to analyze whether the intoxication status of the decedent could be used as another tool in death investigations. The intoxication status of violent (nonoverdose or poisoning) suicides and homicides was retrospectively reviewed and compared. A total of 625 deaths were identified, including 366 suicides and 259 homicides...
January 10, 2017: American Journal of Forensic Medicine and Pathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28069620/prenatal-exposure-to-antiepileptic-drugs-and-use-of-primary-healthcare-during-childhood-a-population-based-cohort-study-in-denmark
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Anne Mette Würtz, Dorte Rytter, Claus Høstrup Vestergaard, Jakob Christensen, Mogens Vestergaard, Bodil Hammer Bech
OBJECTIVE: Prenatal exposure to antiepileptic drugs (AEDs) has been associated with adverse outcomes in the offspring such as congenital malformations and neuropsychiatric disorders. The objective of this study was to investigate whether prenatal exposure to AEDs is also associated with more frequent use of primary healthcare during childhood. DESIGN: Population-based cohort study. SETTING: Nationwide national registers in Denmark. PARTICIPANTS: All live-born singletons in Denmark during 1997-2012 identified in the Danish National Patient Register and followed until 31 December 2013 (n=963 010)...
January 5, 2017: BMJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28038403/higher-serum-dhea-concentrations-before-and-after-ssri-treatment-are-associated-with-remission-of-major-depression
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Christina M Hough, Daniel Lindqvist, Elissa S Epel, Molly St Denis, Victor I Reus, F Saverio Bersani, Rebecca Rosser, Laura Mahan, Heather M Burke, Owen M Wolkowitz, Synthia H Mellon
BACKGROUND: Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulfated ester DHEA-sulfate (DHEA-S), (together DHEA[S]), are the most abundant adrenal steroids in humans and are found in blood and the brain, where they function as neurosteroids with direct receptor affinities. Preclinical studies suggest that DHEA(S) has antidepressant/neuroprotective properties, and exogenously administered DHEA has shown antidepressant efficacy in humans. Nonetheless, the role of endogenous DHEA(S) levels in major depressive disorder (MDD) and antidepressant outcomes remains unclear...
December 5, 2016: Psychoneuroendocrinology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28031595/inpatient-suicide-in-a-psychiatric-hospital-a-nested-case-control-study
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Sourav Khanra, Tathagata Mahintamani, Swarnali Bose, Christoday Raja Jayant Khess, Shreekantiah Umesh, Daya Ram
OBJECTIVE: Risk factors for inpatient suicide are different from those in the general population. We examined sociodemographic and clinical variables of patients who committed suicide as an inpatient in a psychiatric hospital in India. METHODS: Matched retrospective nested case-control design was adopted. Ten patients who died by suicide as inpatients between 2000 and 2013 were included, along with fifty controls, matched with respect to age, sex, diagnosis, and period of admission...
November 2016: Indian Journal of Psychological Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28025361/drug-overdose-differing-risk-models-for-women-and-men-among-opioid-users-with-non-cancer-pain
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Yuanyuan Liang, Martin W Goros, Barbara J Turner
OBJECTIVE: To examine risk factors for drug overdose by sex reflecting differing patterns of opioid and other drug use. DESIGN: National privately insured cohort. SUBJECTS: 206,869 subjects filling ≥2 opioid prescriptions from January 2009 through July 2012. METHODS: Sex-specific prediction models for future drug overdose developed and validated using variables measured within 6 months after starting opioids: demographics, substance use, comorbidities, opioid dose, and psychoactive drugs...
December 2016: Pain Medicine: the Official Journal of the American Academy of Pain Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27996307/clock-genes-associate-with-white-matter-integrity-in-depressed-bipolar-patients
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Irene Bollettini, Elisa Maria Teresa Melloni, Veronica Aggio, Sara Poletti, Cristina Lorenzi, Adele Pirovano, Benedetta Vai, Sara Dallaspezia, Cristina Colombo, Francesco Benedetti
Human genetic studies have implicated specific genes that constitute the molecular clock in the manifestation of bipolar disorder (BD). Among the clock genes involved in the control system of circadian rhythms, CLOCK 3111 T/C and Period3 (PER3) influence core psychopathological features of mood disorders, such as patterns of sleep, rest, and activity, diurnal preference, cognitive performances after sleep loss, age at the onset of the illness, and response to antidepressant treatment. Furthermore, several studies pointed out that bipolar symptomatology is associated with dysfunctions in white matter (WM) integrity, suggesting these structural alterations as a possible biomarker of the disorder...
December 20, 2016: Chronobiology International
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27992767/changes-in-cytokine-and-chemokine-expression-distinguish-dysthymic-disorder-from-major-depression-and-healthy-controls
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Pei-Shen Ho, Che-Hung Yen, Chun-Yen Chen, San-Yuan Huang, Chih-Sung Liang
An important area of uncertainty is the inflammatory degree to which depression occurring as part of dysthymic disorder may differ from major depression. Using a 27-plex cytokine assay, we analyzed the serum of 12 patients with dysthymic disorder, 12 with major depression, and an age-, sex-, and body mass index-matched control group of 20 healthy volunteers. We observed that patients with dysthymic disorder exhibited aberrant cytokine and chemokine expression compared with healthy controls and patients with major depression...
December 13, 2016: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27986237/sex-differences-in-the-relationship-between-depressive-symptoms-and-risk-of-amnestic-mild-cognitive-impairment
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Erin E Sundermann, Mindy J Katz, Richard B Lipton
OBJECTIVE: The relationship between depressive symptoms and subsequent cognitive impairment in older adults is controversial. Sex differences and the differences in the method of categorizing depressive symptoms may contribute to the inconsistencies. The authors examined the effect of severity of baseline depressive symptoms on risk of incident amnestic mild cognitive impairment (aMCI) separately in men and women. METHODS: Community-dwelling and cognitively healthy older adults (aged ≥ 70 years) from the Einstein Aging Study completed the 15-item Geriatric Depression Scale (GDS-15) at their baseline visit...
January 2017: American Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27940651/glucocorticoid-associated-worsening-in-reversible-cerebral-vasoconstriction-syndrome
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Aneesh B Singhal, Mehmet A Topcuoglu
OBJECTIVE: Factors predicting poor outcome in patients with the reversible cerebral vasoconstriction syndrome (RCVS) have not been identified. METHODS: In this single-center retrospective study, we analyzed the clinical, brain imaging, and angiography data in 162 patients with RCVS. Univariable and multivariable regression analysis were performed to identify predictors of persistent (nontransient) clinical worsening, radiologic worsening, early angiographic progression, and poor discharge outcome (modified Rankin Scale score 4-6)...
December 9, 2016: Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27917785/dipyrone-ameliorates-behavioural-changes-induced-by-unpredictable-chronic-mild-stress-gender-differences
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Olcay E Kiroğlu, Kübra E Demirkol, Fatih Berktaş, Arash A Yegani, Ayşegül Kirpik, Erkan Maytalman, Mahmut Ünverdi, Fazilet Aksu
PURPOSE: Antidepressant effects of analgesics have been investigate in both clinical and experimental studies. The purpose of this study was to investigate if the analgesic-antipyretic drug, dipyrone, also had antidepressant-like effects. METHODS: Depression-like effects were investigated in an unpredictable chronic mild stress (UCMS) model in both male and female mice. Cage changes, light-dark cycle reversal, cage tilting, wet floor, empty cage, foreign material on the floor and predator sounds were used to induce light stress at different times for six weeks...
December 1, 2016: Clinical and Investigative Medicine. Médecine Clinique et Experimentale
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27908278/comparison-of-predictors-of-hip-fracture-and-mortality-after-hip-fracture-in-community-dwellers-with-and-without-alzheimer-s-disease-exposure-matched-cohort-study
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Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Heidi Taipale, Antti Tanskanen, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen
BACKGROUND: Dementia, with Alzheimer's disease (AD) being the most common form, is a major hip fracture risk factor, but currently it is not known whether the same factors predict hip fracture among persons with and without dementia/AD. We compared the predictors of hip fracture and mortality after hip fracture in persons with and without AD. METHODS: An exposure-matched cohort of all community-dwellers of Finland who received a new clinically verified AD diagnosis in 2005-2011 and had no history of previous hip fracture (N = 67,072) and an age, sex, and region-matched cohort of persons without AD (N = 67,072)...
December 1, 2016: BMC Geriatrics
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27896799/a-comparison-of-sex-differences-in-psychotropic-medication-use-in-older-people-with-alzheimer-s-disease-in-the-us-and-finland
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Daniela C Moga, Heidi Taipale, Anna-Maija Tolppanen, Antti Tanskanen, Jari Tiihonen, Sirpa Hartikainen, Qishan Wu, Gregory A Jicha, Danijela Gnjidic
AIMS: Given the high prevalence of psychotropic medication use in people with dementia and the potential for different prescribing practices in men and women, our study aimed to investigate sex differences in psychotropic medication use in older adults with Alzheimer's disease (AD) living in the US and Finland. METHODS: We used data collected between 2005 and 2011 as part of the National Alzheimer's Coordinating Center (NACC) in the US, and Medication use and Alzheimer's disease (MEDALZ) cohorts in Finland...
November 28, 2016: Drugs & Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27891676/sex-dependent-independent-prediction-of-incident-diabetes-by-depressive-symptoms
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Tuğba Akbaş-Şimşek, Altan Onat, Adnan Kaya, Eyyup Tusun, Hüsniye Yüksel, Günay Can
OBJECTIVE: To study the predictive value of depressive symptoms (DeprSs) in a general population of Turkey for type 2 diabetes. METHODS: Responses to three questions served to assess the sense of depression. Cox regression analyses were used regarding risk estimates for incident diabetes, after exclusion of prevalent cases of diabetes. Mean follow-up consisted of 5.15 (±1.4) years. RESULTS: Depressive symptoms were present at baseline in 16...
November 28, 2016: International Journal of Geriatric Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27870451/preclinical-sex-differences-in-depression-and-antidepressant-response-implications-for-clinical-research
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REVIEW
Nikolaos Kokras, Christina Dalla
Women suffer from depression and anxiety disorders more often than men, and as a result they receive antidepressants to a greater extent. Sex differences in antidepressant response in humans have been modestly studied, and results have been controversial. At the same time, preclinical studies on animal models of depression and antidepressant response have provided insights with regard to sex differences that could be useful for the design and interpretation of future clinical trials. This Mini-Review discusses such sex-differentiated findings with regard to the presentation of depression, endophenotypes, and antidepressant response...
January 2, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752752/characteristics-and-drug-use-patterns-of-older-antidepressant-initiators-in-germany
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Kathrin Jobski, Niklas Schmedt, Bianca Kollhorst, Jutta Krappweis, Tania Schink, Edeltraut Garbe
PURPOSE: The purpose of this study was to investigate characteristics, drug use patterns, and predictors for treatment choice in older German patients initiating antidepressant (AD) treatment. METHODS: Using the German Pharmacoepidemiological Research Database, we identified a cohort of AD initiators aged at least 65 years between 2005 and 2011. Potential indications, co-morbidity, and co-medication as well as treatment patterns such as the duration of the first treatment episode were assessed...
January 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27752078/antidepressant-activity-of-anti-cytokine-treatment-a-systematic-review-and-meta-analysis-of-clinical-trials-of-chronic-inflammatory-conditions
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N Kappelmann, G Lewis, R Dantzer, P B Jones, G M Khandaker
Inflammatory cytokines are commonly elevated in acute depression and are associated with resistance to monoaminergic treatment. To examine the potential role of cytokines in the pathogenesis and treatment of depression, we carried out a systematic review and meta-analysis of antidepressant activity of anti-cytokine treatment using clinical trials of chronic inflammatory conditions where depressive symptoms were measured as a secondary outcome. Systematic search of the PubMed, EMBASE, PsycINFO and Cochrane databases, search of reference lists and conference abstracts, followed by study selection process yielded 20 clinical trials...
October 18, 2016: Molecular Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27730105/using-canadian-primary-care-sentinel-surveillance-network-data-to-examine-depression-in-patients-with-a-diagnosis-of-parkinson-disease-a-retrospective-cohort-study
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Kimberly Rose P Singian, Morgan Price, Vicky Bungay, Sabrina T Wong
BACKGROUND: Parkinson disease is a complex neurodegenerative disorder, and a comorbidity of depression is common. We aimed to describe demographic and health characteristics of patients with Parkinson disease and examine sex differences in antidepressant prescriptions for those with comorbid depression using electronic medical records. METHODS: We analyzed Canadian Primary Care Sentinel Surveillance Network data for patients 18 years and older with a diagnosis of Parkinson disease who had at least 1 primary care encounter between Sep...
July 2016: CMAJ Open
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27727432/s-adenosyl-methionine-same-for-depression-in-adults
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REVIEW
Ilaria Galizia, Lucio Oldani, Karine Macritchie, Erica Amari, Dominic Dougall, Tessa N Jones, Raymond W Lam, Guido Jacopo Massei, Lakshmi N Yatham, Allan H Young
BACKGROUND: Depression is a recurrent illness with high rates of chronicity, treatment-resistance and significant economic impact. There is evidence in the literature that S-adenosyl methionine (SAMe), a naturally occurring compound in the human body, has antidepressant efficacy. This product may be an important addition to the armamentarium of antidepressant agents. OBJECTIVES: To assess the effects of SAMe in comparison with placebo or antidepressants for the treatment of depression in adults...
October 10, 2016: Cochrane Database of Systematic Reviews
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/27713651/quality-of-life-and-use-of-health-care-resources-among-patients-with-chronic-depression
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Renata Villoro, María Merino, Alvaro Hidalgo-Vega
PURPOSE: This study estimates the health-related quality of life and the health care resource utilization of patients diagnosed with chronic depression (CD) in Spain. PATIENTS AND METHODS: We used the Spanish National Health Survey 2011-2012, a cross-sectional survey representative at the national level, that selects people aged between 18 and 64 years (n=14,691). We estimated utility indices through the EuroQol five-dimensional descriptive system questionnaire included in the survey...
2016: Patient related Outcome Measures
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