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https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28433366/a-first-choice-combined-oral-contraceptive-influences-general-well-being-in-healthy-women-a-double-blind-randomized-placebo-controlled-trial
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Niklas Zethraeus, Anna Dreber, Eva Ranehill, Liselott Blomberg, Fernand Labrie, Bo von Schoultz, Magnus Johannesson, Angelica Lindén Hirschberg
OBJECTIVE: To determine whether there is a causal effect of oral contraceptive (OC) treatment on general well-being and depressed mood in healthy women. DESIGN: Double-blind, randomized, and placebo-controlled trial. SETTING: University hospital. PATIENT(S): Three hundred and forty healthy women aged 18-35 years randomized to treatment, of whom 332 completed the data collection at follow-up evaluation. INTERVENTION(S): A combined OC (150 μg levonorgestrel and 30 μg ethinylestradiol) or placebo for 3 months of treatment...
April 19, 2017: Fertility and Sterility
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28432138/inhibition-of-drp1-ameliorates-synaptic-depression-a%C3%AE-deposition-and-cognitive-impairment-in-alzheimer-s-disease-model
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Seung-Hyun Baek, So Jung Park, Jae In Jeong, Sung Hyun Kim, Jihoon Han, Jae Won Kyung, Sang-Ha Baik, Yuri Choi, Bo-Youn Choi, Jinsu Park, Gahee Bahn, Ji Hyun Shin, Doo Sin Jo, Joo-Yong Lee, Choon-Gon Jang, Thiruma V Arumugam, Jongpil Kim, Jeung-Whan Han, Jae-Young Koh, Dong-Hyung Cho, Dong-Gyu Jo
Excessive mitochondrial fission is a prominent early event, and contributes to mitochondrial dysfunction, synaptic failure and neuronal cell death in the progression of Alzheimer's disease (AD). However, it remains to be determined whether inhibition of excessive mitochondrial fission is beneficial in mammal models of AD. To determine whether dynamin-related protein 1 (Drp1), a key regulator of mitochondrial fragmentation, can be a disease-modifying therapeutic target for AD, we examine the effects of Drp1 inhibitor on mitochondrial and synaptic dysfunctions induced by oligomeric β-amyloid (Aβ) in neurons, and neuropathology and cognitive functions in APP/PS1 double transgenic AD mice...
April 21, 2017: Journal of Neuroscience: the Official Journal of the Society for Neuroscience
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28423038/attentional-bias-modification-training-for-insomnia-a-double-blind-placebo-controlled-randomized-trial
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Jaap Lancee, Samya L Yasiney, Ruben S Brendel, Marilisa Boffo, Patrick J F Clarke, Elske Salemink
BACKGROUND: Attentional bias toward sleep-related information is believed to play a key role in insomnia. If attentional bias is indeed of importance, changing this bias should then in turn have effects on insomnia complaints. In this double-blind placebo controlled randomized trial we investigated the efficacy of attentional bias modification training in the treatment of insomnia. METHOD: We administered baseline, post-test, and one-week follow-up measurements of insomnia severity, sleep-related worry, depression, and anxiety...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28421866/chronic-pain-and-psychological-distress-among-older-adults
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Alex Bierman, Yeonjung Lee
This research examines whether unobserved time-stable influences confound the association between chronic pain and psychological distress in older adults as well as how race and ethnicity combine with subjective social status (SSS) to modify the association. In a nationally representative longitudinal survey, holistically controlling for unobserved time-stable influences using fixed-effects models substantially reduces the pain-depression relationship and eliminates the overall pain-anxiety relationship. The association with depression is stronger for Black and Hispanic elders, illustrating a process of double-jeopardy...
January 1, 2017: Research on Aging
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28420367/rationale-and-methods-of-the-ifightdepression-study-a-double-blind-randomized-controlled-trial-evaluating-the-efficacy-of-an-internet-based-self-management-tool-for-moderate-to-mild-depression
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Azucena Justicia, Matilde Elices, Ana Isabel Cebria, Diego J Palao, Jesús Gorosabel, Dolors Puigdemont, Javier de Diego-Adeliño, Andrea Gabilondo, Alvaro Iruin, Ulrich Hegerl, Víctor Pérez
BACKGROUND: During the last decade online interventions have emerged as a promising approach for patients with mild/moderate depressive symptoms, reaching at large populations and representing cost-effective alternatives. The main objective of this double-blind, randomized controlled trial is to examine the efficacy of an internet-based self-management tool (iFightDepression) for mild to moderate depression as an add-on to treatment as usual (TAU) versus internet-based psychoeducation plus TAU...
April 19, 2017: BMC Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28416033/pharmacological-treatment-of-mixed-states
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Alessandro Cuomo, Viktoriya L Nikolova, Nefize Yalin, Danilo Arnone, Andrea Fagiolini, Allan H Young
Mixed states in bipolar disorder have been neglected, and the data concerning treatment of these conditions have been relatively obscure. To address this, we systematically reviewed published pharmacological treatment data for "mixed states/episodes" in mood disorders, including "with mixed features" in DSM-5. We searched PubMed, MEDLINE, The Cochrane Library, clinicaltrials.gov, and controlled-trials.com (with different combinations of the following keywords: "mixed states/features," "bipolar," "depressive symptoms/bipolar depression," "manic symptoms," "treatment," "DSM-5") through to October 2016...
April 18, 2017: CNS Spectrums
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28412265/one-stage-supramaximal-full-thickness-wedge-resection-of-vascular-lip-anomalies
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Dawn K De Castro, Zhi Yang Ng, Paul W Holzer, Milton Waner, Curtis L Cetrulo, Aaron Fay
PURPOSE: Vascular lip anomalies include infantile hemangiomas, venous malformations, and arteriovenous malformations. Surgical management can be complicated by alterations in horizontal length, vertical height, and lip thickness from the underlying pathology. Additional reconstructive challenges include preservation of oral continence, vermillion definition, and the sublabial sulcus. This report describes a technique of supramaximal single-stage full-thickness wedge resection of these lesions...
March 22, 2017: Journal of Oral and Maxillofacial Surgery
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28410131/substance-use-disorder-a-bio-directional-subset-of-reward-deficiency-syndrome
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Kenneth Blum, Mark Gold, Zsolt Demetrovics, Trevor Archer, Panayotis K Thanos, David Baron, Rajendra D Badgaiyan
This commentary is to inform clinicians challenged with an increase in people seeking treatment for Substance Use Disorder (SUD), that the ninety percent revolving door, is, in part, due to post-withdrawal, untreated neurotoxicity. This impairment attenuates neurotransmitter signaling and compromises resting state functional connectivity, leading to unwanted sequelae including depression, sleep disturbances, sensation seeking, lack of satisfaction and impulsivity. Neuroimaging studies indicate that neurobiological recovery can take years...
June 1, 2017: Frontiers in Bioscience (Landmark Edition)
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408941/clinical-evaluation-of-acupuncture-as-treatment-for-complications-of-cerebrovascular-accidents-a-randomized-sham-controlled-subject-and-assessor-blind-trial
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Hsien-Yin Liao, Wen-Chao Ho, Chun-Chung Chen, Jaung-Geng Lin, Chia-Chi Chang, Liang-Yu Chen, De-Chih Lee, Yu-Chen Lee
Background and Purpose. The effect of acupuncture as treatment for poststroke complications is questionable. We performed a randomized, sham-controlled double-blind study to investigate it. Methods. Patients with first-time acute stroke were randomized to receive 24 sessions of either real or sham acupuncture during an eight-week period. The primary outcome measure was change in National Institute of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) score. Secondary outcome measures included changes in Barthel Index (BI), Instrumental Activities of Daily Living (IADL), Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D), and Visual Analogue Scale (VAS) for pain scores...
2017: Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine: ECAM
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28408193/imipramine-versus-placebo-for-multiple-functional-somatic-syndromes-stress-3-a-double-blind-randomised-study
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Johanne L Agger, Andreas Schröder, Lise K Gormsen, Jens S Jensen, Troels S Jensen, Per K Fink
BACKGROUND: Functional somatic syndromes, including chronic fatigue syndrome or irritable bowel syndrome, often co-exist. Treatment guidelines supported by high quality evidence exist for most functional somatic syndromes, but are lacking for multiple comorbid functional somatic syndromes. We aimed to assess the effect of the tricyclic antidepressant, imipramine, in patients with multiple functional somatic syndromes defined by the criteria for multiorgan bodily distress syndrome, a unifying diagnosis that encompasses most functional somatic syndromes and somatoform disorders...
April 10, 2017: Lancet Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407727/randomized-clinical-trial-of-real-time-fmri-amygdala-neurofeedback-for-major-depressive-disorder-effects-on-symptoms-and-autobiographical-memory-recall
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Kymberly D Young, Greg J Siegle, Vadim Zotev, Raquel Phillips, Masaya Misaki, Han Yuan, Wayne C Drevets, Jerzy Bodurka
OBJECTIVE: Patients with depression show blunted amygdala hemodynamic activity to positive stimuli, including autobiographical memories. The authors examined the therapeutic efficacy of real-time functional MRI neurofeedback (rtfMRI-nf) training aimed at increasing the amygdala's hemodynamic response to positive memories in patients with depression. METHOD: In a double-blind, placebo-controlled, randomized clinical trial, unmedicated adults with depression (N=36) were randomly assigned to receive two sessions of rtfMRI-nf either from the amygdala (N=19) or from a parietal control region not involved in emotional processing (N=17)...
April 14, 2017: American Journal of Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28407526/the-impact-of-antidepressants-on-seizure-frequency-and-depressive-and-anxiety-disorders-of-patients-with-epilepsy-is-it-worth-investigating
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Ramses Ribot, Bichun Ouyang, Andres M Kanner
PURPOSE: Depression and anxiety disorders in patients with epilepsy (PWE) remain under-recognized and under-treated, despite being the most common psychiatric co-morbidities. Selective serotonin re-uptake inhibitors (SSRIs) and serotonin-norepinephrine reuptake inhibitors (SNRIs) are considered first-line treatment for primary depression and anxiety disorders. We performed this study to investigate if SSRIs and SNRIs could affect the seizure frequency of PWE and to assess whether such effect is independent of the response of the mood and anxiety disorders to these drugs...
April 10, 2017: Epilepsy & Behavior: E&B
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28404841/midas-modafinil-in-debilitating-fatigue-after-stroke-a-randomized-double-blind-placebo-controlled-cross-over-trial
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Andrew Bivard, Thomas Lillicrap, Venkatesh Krishnamurthy, Elizabeth Holliday, John Attia, Heather Pagram, Michael Nilsson, Mark Parsons, Christopher R Levi
BACKGROUND AND PURPOSE: This study aimed to assess the efficacy of modafinil, a wakefulness-promoting agent in alleviating post-stroke fatigue ≥3 months after stroke. We hypothesized that 200 mg of modafinil daily for 6 weeks would result in reduced symptoms of fatigue compared with placebo. METHODS: This single-center phase 2 trial used a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, crossover design. The key inclusion criterion was a multidimensional fatigue inventory score of ≥60...
April 12, 2017: Stroke; a Journal of Cerebral Circulation
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28401522/classic-hallucinogens-and-mystical-experiences-phenomenology-and-neural-correlates
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Frederick S Barrett, Roland R Griffiths
This chapter begins with a brief review of descriptions and definitions of mystical-type experiences and the historical connection between classic hallucinogens and mystical experiences. The chapter then explores the empirical literature on experiences with classic hallucinogens in which claims about mystical or religious experiences have been made. A psychometrically validated questionnaire is described for the reliable measurement of mystical-type experiences occasioned by classic hallucinogens. Controlled laboratory studies show that under double-blind conditions that provide significant controls for expectancy bias, psilocybin can occasion complete mystical experiences in the majority of people studied...
March 26, 2017: Current Topics in Behavioral Neurosciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28394183/assessing-the-impact-of-insulin-glargine-and-detemir-treatment-to-serum-total-igf1-levels-in-the-insulin-naive-type-2-diabetic-patients
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Soner Cander, Ozen Oz Gul, Oguzhan Sitki Dizdar, Nizameddin Koca, Taner Aydın, Emre Sarandol, Canan Ersoy
AIM: The mitogenic potential of analog insulins due to their different insulin-like growth factor-1 (IGF1) receptor affinity is a situation that causes concern related to cancer risk. We aimed to examine the changes in the serum IGF1 levels formed by insulin glargine and detemir in the insulin-naive type 2 diabetic patients. METHODS: The serum total IGF1 levels of the 62 insulin-naive type 2 diabetic patients were studied before and after 12 weeks of the started treatment with basal insulin analogs...
April 10, 2017: Metabolic Syndrome and related Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28386912/neuropsychiatric-safety-with-liraglutide-3-0%C3%A2-mg-for-weight-management-results-from-randomized-controlled-phase-2-and-3a-trials
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P M O'Neil, V R Aroda, A Astrup, R Kushner, D C W Lau, T A Wadden, J Brett, A Cancino, J P H Wilding
AIMS: Liraglutide, a GLP-1 receptor agonist, regulates appetite via receptors in the brain. Due to concerns over the potential of centrally-acting anti-obesity medications to affect mental health, pooled neuropsychiatric safety data from all phase 2 and 3a randomized, double-blind trials with liraglutide 3.0 mg were evaluated post hoc. METHODS: Data from the liraglutide weight-management programme were pooled. Across trials, individuals with a body mass index ≥30 kg/m(2) or ≥27 kg/m(2) with weight-related comorbidities were randomized to once-daily subcutaneous liraglutide 3...
April 6, 2017: Diabetes, Obesity & Metabolism
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28385173/novel-augmentation-strategies-in-major-depression
#17
Klaus Martiny
Hypothesis The hypotheses of all the four included studies share the common idea that it is possible to augment the effect of antidepressant drug treatment by applying different interventions and with each intervention attain a clinically meaningful better effect compared to a control condition, and with minor side effects, thus improving the short- and medium-term outcome in major depression. Procedures Study design The basic study design has been the double blind randomised controlled trial (RCT). In the light therapy study, all patients were treated with sertraline for the whole of the study duration...
April 2017: Danish Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28383362/aripiprazole-once-monthly-in-the-treatment-of-acute-psychotic-episodes-in-schizophrenia-post-hoc-analysis-of-positive-and-negative-syndrome-scale-marder-factor-scores
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Zahinoor Ismail, Timothy Peters-Strickland, Maia Miguelez, Ross A Baker, Peter Hertel, Anna Eramo, Na Jin, Pamela Perry, Raymond Sanchez, Robert D McQuade, John M Kane
BACKGROUND: Long-acting injectable antipsychotics are treatment options for acute and long-term treatment of patients with schizophrenia. In a previously published 12-week randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled clinical trial of patients with schizophrenia experiencing an acute psychotic episode, aripiprazole once-monthly 400 mg (AOM 400) produced significantly greater improvement than placebo on the primary endpoint, Positive and Negative Syndrome Scale (PANSS) total score at week 10...
June 2017: Journal of Clinical Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28380672/randomized-clinical-trial-of-deep-brain-stimulation-for-post-stroke-pain
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Scott F Lempka, Donald A Malone, Bo Hu, Kenneth B Baker, Alexandria Wyant, John Ozinga, Ela B Plow, Mayur Pandya, Cynthia S Kubu, Paul J Ford, Andre G Machado
OBJECTIVE: The experience with deep brain stimulation (DBS) for pain is largely based on uncontrolled studies targeting the somatosensory pathways, with mixed results. We hypothesized that targeting limbic neural pathways would modulate the affective sphere of pain and alleviate suffering. METHODS: We conducted a prospective, double-blinded, randomized, placebo-controlled, crossover study of DBS targeting the ventral striatum/anterior limb of the internal capsule (VS/ALIC) in 10 patients with post-stroke pain syndrome...
April 5, 2017: Annals of Neurology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28378900/psychiatric-lifetime-diagnoses-are-associated-with-a-reduced-chance-of-seizure-freedom-after-temporal-lobe-surgery
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Steffi C Koch-Stoecker, Christian G Bien, Reinhard Schulz, Theodor W May
OBJECTIVE: To examine whether psychiatric comorbidity is a predictor of long-term seizure outcome following temporal lobe epilepsy surgery. METHODS: A sample of 434 adult patients who received temporal lobe resection to treat epilepsy between 1991 and 2009 and were psychiatrically assessed before surgery were followed for 2 years to assess seizure outcome. Stepwise multivariate logistic regression analyses were used to assess the impact of psychiatric variables on complete seizure freedom (Engel class IA), and freedom from disabling seizures (Engel class I)...
April 5, 2017: Epilepsia
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