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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033643/dandy-walker-malformation-presenting-with-affective-symptoms
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Mert Batmaz, Zeynep Ezgi Balçik, Ürün Özer, Burcu Hamurişçi Yalçin, Şakir Özen
Dandy-Walker malformation is defined by enlarged posterior fossa, cystic dilatation of the fourth ventricle, and cerebellar hypoplasia. Although developmental delay and mental retardation are common in Dandy-Walker malformation cases, other comorbid psychiatric conditions have been rarely reported. There are limited numbers of case reports about comorbidity of bipolar disorder with Dandy-Walker malformation in the literature. Herein, a Dandy-Walker malformation case presenting affective symptoms is reported, and psychiatric symptoms which might be seen in this rare malformation are discussed along with diagnosis, treatment, and follow-up processes...
September 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033629/electroconvulsive-therapy-in-the-treatment-of-mood-disorders-one-year-follow-up
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Sibel Çakir, Nuran Çağlar
INTRODUCTION: Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is known to be an effective option in the treatment of mood disorders, especially resistant depression. However, the remission achieved by ECT was reported to be not long lasting enough. The aim of the present study was to investigate the relapse/recurrence rates and associated risk factors during the first year after ECT in patients diagnosed with mood disorders. METHODS: In a naturalistic observation, patients diagnosed with unipolar depressive disorder or a depressive episode of bipolar disorder and who had achieved remission by ECT were followed up for at least one year...
September 2017: Noro Psikiyatri Arsivi
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29033570/atypical-depression-current-perspectives
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REVIEW
Dorota Łojko, Janusz K Rybakowski
The history and present status of the definition, prevalence, neurobiology, and treatment of atypical depression (AD) is presented. The concept of AD has evolved through the years, and currently, in Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders (DSM), Fifth Edition, the specifier of depressive episode with atypical feature is present for both diagnostic groups, that is, depressive disorders and bipolar and related disorders. This specifier includes mood reactivity, hyperphagia, hypersomnia, leaden paralysis, and interpersonal rejection sensitivity...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29029678/positive-and-negative-affect-as-links-between-social-anxiety-and-depression-predicting-concurrent-and-prospective-mood-symptoms-in-unipolar-and-bipolar-mood-disorders
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Jonah N Cohen, M Taylor Dryman, Amanda S Morrison, Kirsten E Gilbert, Richard G Heimberg, June Gruber
The co-occurrence of social anxiety and depression is associated with increased functional impairment and a more severe course of illness. Social anxiety disorder is unique among the anxiety disorders in sharing an affective profile with depression, characterized by low levels of positive affect (PA) and high levels of negative affect (NA). Yet it remains unclear how this shared affective profile contributes to the covariation of social anxiety and depressive symptoms. We examined whether self-reported PA and NA accounted for unique variance in the association between social anxiety and depressive symptoms across three groups (individuals with remitted bipolar disorder, type I [BD; n = 32], individuals with remitted major depressive disorder [MDD; n = 31], and nonpsychiatric controls [n = 30]) at baseline and follow-ups of 6 and 12 months...
November 2017: Behavior Therapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29027157/animal-models-for-bipolar-disorder-from-bedside-to-the-cage
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REVIEW
Dominik K E Beyer, Nadja Freund
Bipolar disorder is characterized by recurrent manic and depressive episodes. Patients suffering from this disorder experience dramatic mood swings with a wide variety of typical behavioral facets, affecting overall activity, energy, sexual behavior, sense of self, self-esteem, circadian rhythm, cognition, and increased risk for suicide. Effective treatment options are limited and diagnosis can be complicated. To overcome these obstacles, a better understanding of the neurobiology underlying bipolar disorder is needed...
October 13, 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29026773/neuroleptic-malignant-syndrome-in-a-patient-with-stable-dose-of-olanzapine
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Manoj Kumar Sahoo, Sangita Kamath, Abhijeet Sharan
Neuroleptic malignant syndrome (NMS), a potentially fatal consequence due to typical neuroleptics, has been described so far. In the past few years, there has been increased use of atypical antipsychotic drugs. Cases of NMS related to atypical neuroleptics, such as olanzapine, are less common in spite of increasing cases reported in literatures. Here, we report a case of NMS in a patient with bipolar affective disorder on maintenance treatment with 5 mg olanzapine for the last 7 year. He was successfully treated with bromocriptine and discharged in stable condition in 10 days...
January 2017: Journal of Family Medicine and Primary Care
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29024009/is-kidney-transplantation-safe-after-careful-selection-of-the-recipients-with-a-history-of-psychotic-disorder
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Miklos Z Molnar
The prevalence of both bipolar disorder and schizophrenia is around 1-4% in the general population and represents a relative contraindication for kidney transplantation. There are several reasons for this, including concerns in relation to relapse of psychiatric illness, medication and other post-transplant treatment non-adherence, inadequate social support, emotional and cognitive capability, and potential drug interactions between psychotropic and immunosuppressant medications. Only a small proportion of recipients with psychotic disorder has eventually been transplanted...
October 11, 2017: Transplant International: Official Journal of the European Society for Organ Transplantation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021925/acetazolamide-treatment-of-psychogenic-polydipsia
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Syed E Ahmed, Afaque H Khan
We are reporting a case of psychogenic polydipsia from a State of Ohio psychiatric hospital. The patient has a known five-year history of psychogenic polydipsia with recurrent hyponatremia and has been diagnosed with schizoaffective disorder bipolar type 1, according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fifth Edition (DSM-5) criteria, for the past two decades. There was a marked improvement with the use of acetazolamide, resulting in a decreased compulsion to drink fluid and improvement of his hyponatremia...
August 9, 2017: Curēus
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021832/pharmacogenomics-in-the-treatment-of-mood-disorders-strategies-and-opportunities-for-personalized-psychiatry
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REVIEW
Azmeraw T Amare, Klaus Oliver Schubert, Bernhard T Baune
Personalized medicine (personalized psychiatry in a specific setting) is a new model towards individualized care, in which knowledge from genomics and other omic pillars (microbiome, epigenomes, proteome, and metabolome) will be combined with clinical data to guide efforts to new drug development and targeted prescription of the existing treatment options. In this review, we summarize pharmacogenomic studies in mood disorders that may lay the foundation towards personalized psychiatry. In addition, we have discussed the possible strategies to integrate data from omic pillars as a future path to personalized psychiatry...
September 2017: EPMA Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29020306/lithium-and-tamoxifen-modulate-behavior-and-protein-kinase-c-activity-in-the-animal-model-of-mania-induced-by-ouabain-behavior-and-pkc-activity-in-animal-model
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Samira S Valvassori, Gustavo C Dal-Pont, Wilson R Resende, Roger B Varela, Bruna R Peterle, Fernanda F Gava, Franciele G Mina, José H Cararo, André F Carvalho, João Quevedo
Background: The intracerebroventricular (ICV) injection of ouabain, a specific inhibitor of the Na+/K+-adenosine-triphosphatase (Na+/K+-ATPase) enzyme, induces hyperactivity in rats in a putative animal model of mania. Several evidences have suggested that protein kinase C (PKC) signaling pathway is involved in bipolar disorder (BD). In addition, it is known that protein kinase C (PKC) inhibitors, such as lithium (Li) and tamoxifen (TMX), are effective in treating acute mania. Methods: In the present study, we investigated the effects of Li and TMX on PKC signaling pathway in the frontal cortex and hippocampus of rats submitted to the animal model of mania induced by ouabain...
August 7, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29018388/emdr-beyond-ptsd-a-systematic-literature-review
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Alicia Valiente-Gómez, Ana Moreno-Alcázar, Devi Treen, Carlos Cedrón, Francesc Colom, Víctor Pérez, Benedikt L Amann
Background: Eye Movement Desensitization and Reprocessing (EMDR) is a psychotherapeutic approach that has demonstrated efficacy in the treatment of Post-traumatic Stress Disorder (PTSD) through several randomized controlled trials (RCT). Solid evidence shows that traumatic events can contribute to the onset of severe mental disorders and can worsen their prognosis. The aim of this systematic review is to summarize the most important findings from RCT conducted in the treatment of comorbid traumatic events in psychosis, bipolar disorder, unipolar depression, anxiety disorders, substance use disorders, and chronic back pain...
2017: Frontiers in Psychology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017764/dna-methylation-and-antipsychotic-treatment-mechanisms-in-schizophrenia-progress-and-future-directions
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REVIEW
Ellen S Ovenden, Nathaniel W McGregor, Robin A Emsley, Louise Warnich
Antipsychotic response in schizophrenia is a complex, multifactorial trait influenced by pharmacogenetic factors. With genetic studies thus far providing little biological insight or clinical utility, the field of pharmacoepigenomics has emerged to tackle the so-called "missing heritability" of drug response in disease. Research on psychiatric disorders has only recently started to assess the link between epigenetic alterations and treatment outcomes. DNA methylation, the best characterised epigenetic mechanism to date, is discussed here in the context of schizophrenia and antipsychotic treatment outcomes...
October 7, 2017: Progress in Neuro-psychopharmacology & Biological Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017153/bipolar-disorder-and-or-creative-bipolarity-robert-schumann-s-exemplary-psychopathology-combining-symptomatological-and-psychosocial-perspectives-with-creativity-research
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Rainer Matthias Holm-Hadulla, Asimina Koutsoukou-Argyraki
The psychopathological condition of Robert Schumann has been a prominent object of study in psychiatry since his hospitalization in 1854. Renowned psychiatrists have diagnosed Schumann with syphilis, schizophrenia, and bipolar and personality disorders. Until today, these analyses of his symptomatology have led to contradictory results. Recent discussion has suggested that his hospitalization was due to professional failure and separation wishes on the part of his wife, her family, and her friends. In line with this hypothesis is the opinion that the separation insisted upon by Clara Schumann was reinforced by the economic interests of the psychiatrist who kept Schumann in custody for 2 years until his death in 1856...
October 11, 2017: Psychopathology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017068/allopurinol-augmentation-in-acute-mania-a-meta-analysis-of-placebo-controlled-trials
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REVIEW
Alexander T Chen, Theodore Malmstrom, Henry A Nasrallah
BACKGROUND: Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor commonly used in the treatment of gout. Recent studies have also shown its promise as an adjunctive treatment for manic episodes in bipolar 1 disorder, possibly through mechanisms involving the purinergic pathway. However, its efficacy across studies has been inconsistent, so we conducted a meta-analysis of the published controlled studies with the goal of determining the efficacy profile of allopurinol as an adjunctive treatment for mania in bipolar disorder...
September 30, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29017067/clinically-relevant-response-and-remission-outcomes-in-cariprazine-treated-patients-with-bipolar-i-disorder
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Willie Earley, Suresh Durgam, Kaifeng Lu, Adam Ruth, György Németh, István Laszlovszky, Lakshmi N Yatham
BACKGROUND: Rates of response and remission are measures that endorse the clinical significance of treatment. Cariprazine is FDA approved for the acute treatment of schizophrenia and manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults. Post hoc analyses of pooled data from 3 pivotal trials of cariprazine in manic/mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder were conducted to investigate the effect of cariprazine on various criteria of response and remission. METHODS: The constituent studies were 3-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, multicenter, parallel-group phase II/III studies in adult patients (age 18-65 years) with bipolar I disorder (NCT00488618, NCT01058096, NCT01058668)...
September 25, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28992395/changes-in-white-matter-microstructure-predict-lithium-response-in-adolescents-with-bipolar-disorder
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Vivian Kafantaris, Linda Spritzer, Vishal Doshi, Ema Saito, Philip R Szeszko
OBJECTIVES: To investigate whether response to lithium treatment in pediatric bipolar disorder can be predicted by changes in white matter microstructure in key cortico-limbic tracts involved in emotion regulation. METHODS: Eighteen clinically referred lithium-naive patients (mean age 15.5 years) were administered clinical rating scales and diffusion tensor imaging (DTI) examinations at baseline and following 4 weeks of lithium treatment. Clinical ratings were repeated following 8 weeks of treatment...
October 9, 2017: Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28988373/lithium-treatment-aggregates-the-adverse-effects-on-erythrocytes-subjected-to-arsenic-exposure
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Priti Bhardwaj, Kinnri Jain, Devinder Kumar Dhawan
The present study was designed to investigate the effects of lithium treatment on red blood cells which were given arsenic exposure. Long-term lithium therapy is being extensively used for the treatment of bipolar disorders. Arsenic is a group I carcinogen and a major toxic pollutant in drinking water that affects millions of people worldwide. Male SD rats were segregated into four groups, viz. normal control, lithium treated, arsenic treated, and lithium + arsenic treated. Lithium was supplemented as lithium carbonate at a dose level of 1...
October 7, 2017: Biological Trace Element Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987077/remission-of-schizoaffective-disorder-using-homeopathic-medicine-2-case-reports
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Diane E Grise, Tara Peyman, Jeffrey Langland
Context • Research on the schizophrenia spectrum is primarily focused on pharmaceutical interventions, although alternative treatments have been gaining increasing popularity in recent years because patients are seeking treatments that are effective and have reduced side effects. A significant body of evidence already exists supporting the effectiveness of homeopathy to treat a wide array of illnesses. Objective • The research team intended to demonstrate the need for using both alternative and conventional treatments to improve clinical outcomes in the treatment of schizoaffective disorder...
October 2, 2017: Alternative Therapies in Health and Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28987035/the-psychoneuroimmunological-role-of-omega-3-polyunsaturated-fatty-acids-in-major-depressive-disorder-and-bipolar-disorder
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Ian Hunter Rutkofsky, Anser Saeed Khan, Sindhu Sahito, Vikram Kumar
Context • Psychoneuroimmunology is the interdisciplinary study that links behavioral health with the neuroendocrinal system and investigates that link's bidirectional impact on the human immune system. Mechanistic studies have shown how omega-3 polyunsaturated fatty acids (PUFAs), like those found in fish oil, can modulate key pathways involved in inflammation, sympathetic activity, oxidative stress, transcription factors, and inflammatory cytokine production. Objective • The research team intended to investigate the effects that PUFAs have on the brain and the immune system, including the effects of proinflammatory cytokines and oxidative stress, and their therapeutic benefits in major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder, either as an alternative monotherapy or a complementary adjunct treatment...
July 2017: Advances in Mind-body Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28982643/well-being-tracking-via-smartphone-measured-activity-and-sleep-cohort-study
#20
Orianna DeMasi, Sidney Feygin, Aluma Dembo, Adrian Aguilera, Benjamin Recht
BACKGROUND: Automatically tracking mental well-being could facilitate personalization of treatments for mood disorders such as depression and bipolar disorder. Smartphones present a novel and ubiquitous opportunity to track individuals' behavior and may be useful for inferring and automatically monitoring mental well-being. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to assess the extent to which activity and sleep tracking with a smartphone can be used for monitoring individuals' mental well-being...
October 5, 2017: JMIR MHealth and UHealth
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