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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28339593/selective-pharmacological-augmentation-of-hippocampal-activity-produces-a-sustained-antidepressant-like-response-without-abuse-related-or-psychotomimetic-effects
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Flavia R Carreno, Gregory T Collins, Alan Frazer, Daniel J Lodge
Background: Selective augmentation of hippocampal activity in ways similar to that caused by ketamine may have therapeutic advantages over ketamine, which has psychotomimetic and reinforcing effects likely due to effects outside the hippocampus (i.e., off-target effects). Methods: Here we evaluated the antidepressant-like response to a negative allosteric modulator of α5 subunit- containing gamma aminobutyric acid subtype A receptors, L-655,708, as these receptors are expressed to a much greater extent in the hippocampus than in other brain areas...
January 25, 2017: International Journal of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28338544/associations-between-medication-class-and-subsequent-augmentation-of-depression-treatment-in-privately-insured-us-adults
#2
Omid Ameli, Rene Soria-Saucedo, Eric G Smith, Howard J Cabral, Marina Soley-Bori, Lewis E Kazis
IMPORTANCE: Treatment augmentation is an important clinical decision in the pharmacotherapy for depression, yet few studies have examined the rates of treatment augmentation by medication class. OBJECTIVE: The aim of this study was to examine which initial pharmacotherapies for depression are more likely than others to result in subsequent treatment augmentation. METHODS: This study is a retrospective cohort analysis of administrative data of 214,705 privately insured US adults between the age of 18 and 64 years who were diagnosed with a new episode of depression in 2009...
March 23, 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28331329/successful-treatment-for-psychomotor-agitation-in-neuromyelitis-optica-spectrum-disorder-with-trazodone-risperidone-combination-a-case-report
#3
Zui Narita, Harumasa Takano, Tomiki Sumiyoshi
Neuromyelitis optica (NMO) is a relapsing disease that typically affects the spinal cord and optic nerves. So far, a few studies have reported pharmacologic treatment for psychiatric symptoms in patients with NMO spectrum disorder (NMOSD). However, no literature has described psychomotor agitation associated with the disease and its treatment. We report an 84-year-old woman with NMOSD whose psychomotor agitation was effectively treated with a combination of trazodone and risperidone. Our observation suggests the ability of augmentation of antipsychotic drugs with antidepressants to ameliorate psychotic symptoms associated with NMOSD...
2017: Neuropsychiatric Disease and Treatment
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28318897/efficacy-of-off-label-augmentation-in-unipolar-depression-a-systematic-review-of-the-evidence
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REVIEW
Julia Kleeblatt, Felix Betzler, Laura L Kilarski, Tom Bschor, Stephan Köhler
Treatment of unipolar depression with currently available antidepressants is still unsatisfactory. Augmentation with lithium or second generation antipsychotics is an established practice in non-responders to antidepressant monotherapy, but is also associated with a substantial non-response rate and with non-tolerance. Based on a systematic review of the literature, including meta-analyses, randomized controlled trials (RCTs), non-randomized comparative studies and case studies, off-label augmentation agents (administered in addition to an antidepressant, without FDA approval for treatment of MDD) were identified and evaluated regarding their efficacy using levels of evidence...
March 16, 2017: European Neuropsychopharmacology: the Journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28317392/pharmacotherapy-of-major-depression-in-late-life-what-is-the-role-of-new-agents
#5
Kinjal Patel, Petal S Abdool, Tarek K Rajji, Benoit H Mulsant
Evidence on the pharmacotherapy of late-life major depressive disorder (LLD) is scant. Most of the recommendations in existing clinical guidelines are based on expert opinions, extrapolations from data obtained in younger patients, or theoretical considerations. AREAS COVERED This article summarizes the recommendations from existing clinical guidelines and recent reviews on the treatment of LLD. Next, it discusses the potential role of newer antidepressants -vilazodone, levomilnacipran, and vortioxetine- based on a systematic search of the literature published during the past five years...
March 20, 2017: Expert Opinion on Pharmacotherapy
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28302034/co-morbid-erectile-dysfunction-ed-and-antidepressant-treatment-in-a-patient-a-management-challenge
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Maszaidi Zainol, Hatta Sidi, Jaya Kumar, Srijit Das, Shaiful Ismail, Muhammad Hizri Hatta, Najwa Baharudin, Arun Ravindran
Across the globe, antidepressants (AD) and phosphodiesterase-5 inhibitors (PDE-5i) are commonly prescribed psychopharmacological agents for patients with co-morbid mental-health problem and sexual dysfunction (SD). The serotonergic and/or noradrenergic ADs, although is an effective agent are not without SD side-effects, especially erectile dysfunction (ED). ED is an inability to achieve, or maintain an erection for satisfactory sexual intercourse during the phases of male's sexual arousal. It is recognized as an important reason why non-adherence to treatment was observed in patients who are on AD...
March 15, 2017: Current Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28300618/the-novel-and-potent-anti-depressive-action-of-triptolide-and-its-influences-on-hippocampal-neuroinflammation-in-a-rat-model-of-depression-comorbidity-of-chronic-pain
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Xiaofan Hu, Yulin Dong, Xiaohang Jin, Chunkui Zhang, Ting Zhang, Jie Zhao, Juan Shi, Jinlian Li
Chronic pain and depression frequently coexist in clinical setting, and current clinical treatments for this comorbidity have shown limited efficacy. Triptolide (T10), an active component of Tripterygium wilfordii Hook F., has been demonstrated to exert strong analgesic activities in experimental pain models, but whether it possesses anti-depressive actions remains unknown. Using a depression comorbidity of chronic pain rat model induced by spinal nerve ligation (SNL), we investigated the potency of T10 for the treatment of comorbid depression in comparison with a widely used antidepressant, fluoxetine (FLX)...
March 11, 2017: Brain, Behavior, and Immunity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28299207/zinc-in-the-monoaminergic-theory-of-depression-its-relationship-to-neural-plasticity
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REVIEW
Urszula Doboszewska, Piotr Wlaź, Gabriel Nowak, Maria Radziwoń-Zaleska, Ranji Cui, Katarzyna Młyniec
Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that zinc possesses antidepressant properties and that it may augment the therapy with conventional, that is, monoamine-based, antidepressants. In this review we aim to discuss the role of zinc in the pathophysiology and treatment of depression with regard to the monoamine hypothesis of the disease. Particular attention will be paid to the recently described zinc-sensing GPR39 receptor as well as aspects of zinc deficiency. Furthermore, an attempt will be made to give a possible explanation of the mechanisms by which zinc interacts with the monoamine system in the context of depression and neural plasticity...
2017: Neural Plasticity
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294084/continuous-circular-cycling-as-a-predictor-of-treatment-response-in-bipolar-disorders-a-comprehensive-review-of-the-current-literature
#9
Antonio Tundo, Paola Cavalieri
Evidence from the literature suggests that, on average, 27% of patients with a bipolar disorder (BD) experience a continuous cycling course (CCC) and that this subgroup differs significantly from patients with a noncontinuous cycling course (N-CCC) with respect to sociodemographic characteristics and clinical presentation. The aim of the present paper is to review the studies that evaluated short- and long-term treatment responses in BD patients with CCC. The retrieved studies indicate that CCC is a significant predictor of poor response to long-term treatment with lithium (the odds of a response in the CCC group were 57% less than in the N-CCC group; p<0...
March 15, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28294051/further-evaluation-of-mechanisms-associated-with-the-antidepressant-like-signature-of-scopolamine-in-mice
#10
Anna E Martin, Douglas A Schober, Alexander Nikolayev, Vladimir V Tolstikov, Wesley H Anderson, Richard E Higgs, Ming-Shang Kuo, Anastasia Laksmanan, John T Catlow, Xia Li, Christian C Felder, Jeffrey M Witkin
Conventional antidepressants lack efficacy for many patients (treatment-resistant depression or TRD) and generally take weeks to produce full therapeutic response in others. Emerging data has identified certain drugs such as ketamine as rapidly-acting antidepressants for major depressive disorder and TRD. Scopolamine, a drug used to treat motion sickness and nausea, has also been demonstrated to function as a rapidly-acting antidepressant. The mechanisms associated with efficacy in TRD patients and rapid onset of action have been suggested to involve a-Amino-3-hydroxy-5-methyl-4-isoxazolepropionic acid (AMPA) receptor and mammalian target of rapamycin (mTOR) signaling...
March 9, 2017: CNS & Neurological Disorders Drug Targets
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28288438/epidemiology-of-pharmaceutically-treated-depression-and-treatment-resistant-depression-in-taiwan
#11
Daniel Fife, Yu Feng, Michael Yao-Hsien Wang, Chee-Jen Chang, Chia-Yih Liu, Hsiao-Ting Juang, Wesley Furnback, Jaskaran Singh, Bruce Wang
Epidemiologic data on treatment resistant depression (TRD) in Asia-Pacific countries are limited. We estimated the incidence of TRD in Taiwan using a cohort of 704,265 adults randomly sampled from Taiwan's National Health Insurance Research database for 2005. TRD was defined as a patient having pharmaceutically treated depression (PTD) not adequately responding to 2 antidepressant (AD) regimens, i.e., AD regimens that were followed by other AD regimens. Among 2751 PTD subjects, 576 (20.94%, 95% CI: 19.46, 22...
March 6, 2017: Psychiatry Research
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28284350/ketamine-upregulates-enos-expression-in-human-astroglial-a172-cells-possible-role-in-its-antidepressive-properties
#12
Yael Yuhas, Shai Ashkenazi, Eva Berent, Abraham Weizman
Ketamine is a potent anti-depressive agent. Nitric oxide plays an essential role in neuronal transmission and cerebral blood flow and has been implicated in the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder as well as cardiovascular functioning. We investigated the effect of ketamine on eNOS expression in human A172 astroglial cells. Ketamine (50-500μM) increased eNOS expression at 4-24h in a concentration-dependent manner. This effect was mediated by NMDA receptor, Akt inhibition and ERK1/2 activation and was synergistically augmented by rapamycin...
April 15, 2017: Journal of Neuroimmunology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28280892/antidepressant-pharmacotherapy-in-old-age-depression-a-review-and-clinical-approach
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REVIEW
Nathalie Pruckner, Vjera Holthoff-Detto
PURPOSE: Depression in old age is a disabling disease associated with functional and cognitive decline severely affecting quality of life. Studies specifically investigating antidepressant treatment for this special cohort of patients remain scarce and results are often conflicting. A narrative literature review was undertaken, synthesizing findings from published studies, systematic reviews, and treatment guidelines specifically conducted in elderly depressed patients to summarize implications and current recommendations as well as gaps in evidence for old-age pharmacologic treatment...
March 10, 2017: European Journal of Clinical Pharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28272863/serotonin-transporter-independent-actions-of-the-antidepressant-vortioxetine-as-revealed-using-the-sert-met172-mouse
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Alex G Nackenoff, Linda D Simmler, Nicole L Baganz, Alan L Pehrson, Connie Sánchez, Randy D Blakely
Selective serotonin (5-HT, SERT) reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) are the most commonly prescribed treatments for depression. However, they have delayed efficacy and can induce side-effects that can encourage discontinuation. Recently, agents have been developed, including vortioxetine (Trintellix), that augment SERT blockade with interactions at other targets. At therapeutic doses, vortioxetine interacts with SERT as well as 5-HT1A, 5-HT1B, 5-HT3, and 5-HT7 receptors. We assessed the SERT-dependency of vortioxetine action using the SERT Met172 mouse model, which disrupts high-affinity interactions of many antidepressants with the transporter...
March 20, 2017: ACS Chemical Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28271731/ketamine-augmentation-rapidly-improves-depression-scores-in-inpatients-with-treatment-resistant-bipolar-depression
#15
Janusz K Rybakowski, Agnieszka Permoda-Osip, Alicja Bartkowska-Sniatkowska
OBJECTIVE: To study the clinical effect of a single ketamine infusion, 0.5 mg/kg body weight, in bipolar depressive patients receiving mood-stabilising drugs, not improving on antidepressants. Previously, in such patients, we had found a correlation between clinical efficacy, serum brain-derived neurotrophic factor and vitamin B12 levels and a rapid improvement in neurocognitive performance. METHODS: The study included 53 patients (13 men, 40 women), aged 22-81 years, receiving ≥1 mood-stabilising medications of the first and/or second generation...
March 8, 2017: International Journal of Psychiatry in Clinical Practice
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28266748/immeasurable-time-bias-due-to-hospitalization-in-medico-administrative-databases-which-impact-for-pharmacoepidemiological-studies
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Aurore Palmaro, Quentin Boucherie, Julie Dupouy, Joëlle Micallef, Maryse Lapeyre-Mestre
PURPOSE: Drugs administered to hospitalized patients are not available within almost all health insurance databases. However, this unobservable exposure time bias is very rarely taken into account in pharmacoepidemiology. The objective was to model unobservable periods due to hospitalization and to assess their impact on risk estimates in the context of the association between benzodiazepines and mortality. METHODS: A cohort study was identified using the General Sample of Beneficiaries in France for the period 2006-2012...
March 7, 2017: Pharmacoepidemiology and Drug Safety
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28253930/rapid-and-stable-changes-in-maturation-related-phenotypes-of-the-adult-hippocampal-neurons-by-electroconvulsive-treatment
#17
Yuki Imoto, Eri Segi-Nishida, Hidenori Suzuki, Katsunori Kobayashi
Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) is a highly effective and fast-acting treatment for depression. Despite a long history of clinical use, its mechanism of action remains poorly understood. Recently, a novel cellular mechanism of antidepressant action has been proposed: the phenotype of mature brain neurons is transformed to immature-like one by antidepressant drug treatments. We show here that electroconvulsive stimulation (ECS), an animal model of ECT, causes profound changes in maturation-related phenotypes of neurons in the hippocampal dentate gyrus of adult mice...
March 2, 2017: Molecular Brain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28247268/lithium-in-the-episode-and-suicide-prophylaxis-and-in-augmenting-strategies-in-patients-with-unipolar-depression
#18
REVIEW
Mohammed T Abou-Saleh, Bruno Müller-Oerlinghausen, Alec J Coppen
BACKGROUND: Depressive disorders are a leading cause of the global burden of disease and are associated with high recurrent often continuing morbidity and high excess mortality by suicide and cardiovascular disease. Whilst there are established, effective and cost-effective treatments for depression, their long-term management is often neglected: there is continuing controversy over the case of need for long-term treatment including lifelong treatment and safety issues. OBJECTIVE AND METHODS: In this narrative review, we critically examine the evidence for the effectiveness and safety of lithium salts in the long-term management of unipolar depression...
December 2017: International Journal of Bipolar Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28225710/chronic-stress-exacerbates-neuropathic-pain-via-the-integration-of-stress-affect-related-information-with-nociceptive-information-in-the-central-nucleus-of-the-amygdala
#19
Ming-Jia Li, Ling-Yu Liu, Lin Chen, Jie Cai, You Wan, Guo-Gang Xing
Exacerbation of pain by chronic stress and comorbidity of pain with stress-related psychiatric disorders, including anxiety and depression, represent significant clinical challenges. However, the underlying mechanisms still remain unclear. Here, we investigated whether chronic forced swim stress (CFSS)-induced exacerbation of neuropathic pain is mediated by the integration of stress-affect-related information with nociceptive information in the central nucleus of the amygdala (CeA). We first demonstrated that CFSS indeed produces both depressive-like behaviors and exacerbation of spared nerve injury (SNI)-induced mechanical allodynia in rats...
April 2017: Pain
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28222534/a-meta-analysis-of-memantine-for%C3%A2-depression
#20
Taro Kishi, Shinji Matsunaga, Nakao Iwata
We conducted a systematic review and meta-analysis on whether memantine was beneficial for the treatment of depressive symptoms in major depressive disorder (MDD) and bipolar disorder (BD). The analysis included double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled trials of memantine in MDD and BD. The primary outcome measures for efficacy and safety were response rate and all-cause discontinuation, respectively. Risk ratio (RR) and standardized mean difference with 95% confidence intervals (95% CI) were calculated...
2017: Journal of Alzheimer's Disease: JAD
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