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Dayane Moreira da Silva, Germán Sanz, Boniek Gontijo Vaz, Flávio Silva de Carvalho, Luciano Morais Lião, Danillo Ramos de Oliveira, Lorrane Kelle da Silva Moreira, Carina Sofia Cardoso, Adriane Ferreira de Brito, Daiany Priscilla Bueno da Silva, Fabio Fagundes da Rocha, Ianca Gontijo Cavalcante Santana, Pablinny Moreira Galdino, Elson Alves Costa, Ricardo Menegatti
The piperazine derivatives correspond to an extensive chemical class of compounds with numerous neuropharmacological activities, including antidepressant (e.g., nefazodone, trazodone) and anxiolytic (e.g., buspirone) properties. Therefore, aiming to identify a new antidepressant and antianxiety lead-compound, our group designed, synthesized, and investigated the effects of a new piperazine compound, namely, LQFM104, on the behavior of mice. Male albino Swiss mice were treated with LQFM104 prior to predictive behavioral tests as open field (OFT), elevated plus maze (EPM), forced swimming (FST), and tail suspension tests (TST)...
April 17, 2018: Biomedicine & Pharmacotherapy, Biomédecine & Pharmacothérapie
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29619493/prevalence-and-determinants-of-physical-activity-in-a-mixed-sample-of-psychiatric-patients-in-saudi-arabia
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Fahad D Alosaimi, Mohammad F Abalhasan, Abdulhadi A Alhabbad, Ebtihaj O Fallata, Bandar A Haddad, Nada I AlQattan, Mohammed Z Alassiry
OBJECTIVES: To estimate prevalence of physical activity and its associations with various psychiatric disorders and the use of psychotropic medications. METHODS: A cross-sectional observational study was carried out between July 2012 and June 2014. Patients were enrolled from a number of hospitals located in 5 regions of the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia. RESULTS: A total of 1185 patients were included in current analysis: 796 were outpatients, and 389 were inpatients...
April 2018: Saudi Medical Journal
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29602617/association-between-delirium-and-prehospitalization-medication-in-poststroke-patients
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Ryuichiro Hosoya, Yohei Sato, Emika Ishida, Haruna Shibamoto, Seiichi Hino, Hiroaki Yokote, Tomoyuki Kamata
PURPOSE: Medication is an important risk factor for delirium; however, the association between delirium and prehospitalization medication is unclear. We investigated the association between prestroke medication and poststroke delirium. MATERIALS AND METHODS: All patients hospitalized in the stroke care unit from September 2011 to September 2012 were selected, and their delirium symptoms, patient information, and pre- and poststroke medications were analyzed. Delirium was defined as a score of  4 or higher on the Intensive Care Delirium Screening Checklist...
March 27, 2018: Journal of Stroke and Cerebrovascular Diseases: the Official Journal of National Stroke Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29573147/anxiolytic-effect-of-anacardic-acids-from-cashew-anacardium-occidentale-nut-shell-in-mice
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Antonio Luiz Gomes Júnior, Jana Dimitrova Tchekalarova, Keylla da Conceição Machado, Arkellau Kenned Silva Moura, Márcia Fernanda Correia Jardim Paz, Ana Maria Oliveira Ferreira da Mata, Tiago Rocha Nogueira, Muhammad Torequl Islam, Maria Alexsandra de Sousa Rios, Antônia Maria das Graças Lopes Citó, Shaikh Jamal Uddin, Jamil A Shilpi, Asish K Das, Luciano da Silva Lopes, Ana Amélia de Carvalho Melo-Cavalcante
Antianxiety drugs currently in use are associated with a number of serious side effects. Present study was designed to evaluate the efficacy of anacardic acids (AAs) isolated from cashew nut (Anacardium occidentale L.) shell liquid (CNSL) to treat anxiety as well as its role in oxidative stress in mice model. Anxiolytic effect of AA was evaluated using rota-rod and a set of behavioral tests in male Swiss albino mice at the doses of 10, 25, and 50 mg/kg. Flumazenil was used to evaluate the possible involvement of GABAergic system in the mechanism of action of AA...
March 23, 2018: IUBMB Life
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29445906/the-neuropsychological-consequences-of-armed-conflicts-and-torture
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REVIEW
Pedro Weisleder, Caitlin Rublee
PURPOSE OF REVIEW: At any point in time, there are hundreds of armed conflicts throughout the world. Neuropsychological disorders are a major cause of morbidity during and after armed conflicts. Conditions such as closed and open head injuries, acute stress disorder, post-traumatic stress disorder, depression, anxiety, and psychosis are prevalent among survivors. Herein, we summarize information on the various forms of torture, the resultant neuropsychological pathology, and treatment strategies to help survivors...
February 14, 2018: Current Neurology and Neuroscience Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29414121/sacred-maya-incense-copal-protium-copal-burseraceae-has-antianxiety-effects-in-animal-models
#6
Zul Merali, Christian Cayer, Pamela Kent, Rui Liu, Victor Cal, Cory S Harris, John T Arnason
ETHNOPHARMACOLOGICAL RELEVANCE: The Maya have traditionally used copal, Protium copal, as incense during ceremonies since pre-Columbian times. Anecdotally, copal (when burned as incense), is thought to elicit mentally uplifting and calming effects. The main objective of this study was to determine whether the incense elicits anxiolytic-like behavior in animal models using rats. A second objective was to characterize active constituents and discern potential mechanism(s) of action, specifically the involvement of the GABAergic and endocannabinoid (eCB) systems...
April 24, 2018: Journal of Ethnopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29385549/the-circuitry-of-dopamine-system-regulation-and-its-disruption-in-schizophrenia-insights-into-treatment-and-prevention
#7
Anthony A Grace, Felipe V Gomes
Despite evidence for a role of the dopamine system in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia, there has not been substantial evidence that this disorder originates from a pathological change within the dopamine system itself. Current data from human imaging studies and preclinical investigations instead point to a disruption in afferent regulation of the dopamine system, with a focus on the hippocampus. We found that the hippocampus in the methylazoxymethanol acetate (MAM) rodent developmental disruption model of schizophrenia is hyperactive and dysrhythmic, possibly due to loss of parvalbumin interneurons, leading to a hyperresponsive dopamine system...
January 29, 2018: Schizophrenia Bulletin
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29211814/overexpression-of-transmembrane-protein-168-in-the-mouse-nucleus-accumbens-induces-anxiety-and-sensorimotor-gating-deficit
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Kequan Fu, Yoshiaki Miyamoto, Kazuyuki Sumi, Eriko Saika, Shin-Ichi Muramatsu, Kyosuke Uno, Atsumi Nitta
Transmembrane protein 168 (TMEM168) comprises 697 amino acid residues, including some putative transmembrane domains. It is reported that TMEM168 controls methamphetamine (METH) dependence in the nucleus accumbens (NAc) of mice. Moreover, a strong link between METH dependence-induced adaptive changes in the brain and mood disorders has been evaluated. In the present study, we investigated the effects of accumbal TMEM168 in a battery of behavioral paradigms. The adeno-associated virus (AAV) Tmem168 vector was injected into the NAc of C57BL/6J mice (NAc-TMEM mice)...
2017: PloS One
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29115535/jujuboside-a-attenuates-norepinephrine-induced-apoptosis-of-h9c2-cardiomyocytes-by-modulating-mapk-and-akt-signaling-pathways
#9
Chang-Rong Wan, Dan-Dan Han, Jian-Qin Xu, Peng Yin, Xiao-Long Xu, Chen Mei, Feng-Hua Liu, Zhao-Fei Xia
Cardiomyocyte apoptosis is closely associated with the pathogenesis of heart failure. Jujuboside A (JUA) is a type of saponin isolated from the seeds of Zizyphus jujuba. In traditional Chinese medicine, it is believed that JUA possesses multiple biological effects, including antianxiety, antioxidant and anti‑inflammatory activities. The present study aimed to evaluate the effects of JUA on norepinephrine (NE)‑induced apoptosis of H9c2 cells and to investigate its underlying mechanisms. Rat H9c2 cardiomyocytes were pretreated with JUA and were then exposed to NE as an in vitro model of myocardial apoptosis...
January 2018: Molecular Medicine Reports
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29099547/treating-pediatric-anxiety-initial-use-of-ssris-and-other-antianxiety-prescription-medications
#10
Greta A Bushnell, Scott N Compton, Stacie B Dusetzina, Bradley N Gaynes, M Alan Brookhart, John T Walkup, Moira A Rynn, Til Stürmer
OBJECTIVE: Multiple pharmacotherapies for treating anxiety disorders exist, including selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs), the recommended first-line pharmacotherapy for pediatric anxiety. We sought to describe initial antianxiety medication use in children and estimate how long antianxiety medications were continued. METHODS: In a large commercial claims database, we identified children (3-17 years) initiating prescription antianxiety medication from 2004 to 2014 with a recent anxiety diagnosis (ICD-9-CM = 293...
January 2018: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/29021437/a-systematic-review-of-the-effectiveness-of-antianxiety-and-antidepressive-agents-for-functional-dyspepsia
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Mariko Hojo, Akihito Nagahara, Daisuke Asaoka, Yuji Shimada, Hitoshi Sasaki, Kohei Matsumoto, Tsutomu Takeda, Hiroya Ueyama, Kenshi Matsumoto, Sumio Watanabe
Objective Functional dyspepsia (FD) is defined as persistent or recurrent pain or discomfort centered in the upper abdomen without organic disease. Psychosocial factors have been proposed as an important element in the pathophysiology of FD. Therefore, psychotropic agents having antianxiety or antidepressive action are expected to alleviate FD. We previously reported on the treatment of FD using such agents in a systematic review, wherein the effectiveness of the agents on FD was suggested, although there were several limitations...
December 1, 2017: Internal Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28933106/-review-for-sedative-and-hypnotic-mechanism-of-sedative-traditional-chinese-medicine-and-relative-active-components-on-neurotransmitters
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REVIEW
Fei-Yan Zhang, Jing-Jing Li, Ying Zhou, Xiao-Yu Xu
The sedative traditional Chinese medicine has a long history of clinical experience in treating insomnia. The main pharmacological effects of sedative agents are sedation, hypnosis, antianxiety and antidepression which might be related to certain neurotransmitters and cytokines and so on. This review summarized the mechanism of sedative traditional Chinese medicine and its active monomers based on neurotransmitters, including GABA, Glu, 5-HT, DA, NE and their metabolites 5-HIAA, HVA, DOPAC. The results showed that the most research about the sedative medicine at present was throught serotonergic and GABA ergic system...
December 2016: Zhongguo Zhong Yao za Zhi, Zhongguo Zhongyao Zazhi, China Journal of Chinese Materia Medica
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28921163/discriminative-stimulus-properties-of-the-atypical-antipsychotic-amisulpride-comparison-to-its-isomers-and-to-other-benzamide-derivatives-antipsychotic-antidepressant-and-antianxiety-drugs-in-c57bl-6-mice
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Timothy J Donahue, Todd M Hillhouse, Kevin A Webster, Richard Young, Eliseu O De Oliveira, Joseph H Porter
RATIONALE: Racemic (RS)-amisulpride (Solian(®)) is an atypical antipsychotic drug used to treat schizophrenia and dysthymia. Blockade of dopamine D2/D3 and/or serotonin 5-HT7 receptors is implicated in its pharmacological effects. While the (S)-amisulpride isomer possesses a robust discriminative cue, discriminative stimulus properties of (RS)-amisulpride have not been evaluated. OBJECTIVES: The present study established (RS)-amisulpride as a discriminative stimulus and assessed amisulpride-like effects of amisulpride stereoisomers, other benzamide derivatives, and antipsychotic, antidepressant, and anxiolytic drugs...
December 2017: Psychopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28843527/factors-associated-with-the-trend-of-physical-and-chemical-restraint-use-among-long-term-care-facility-residents-in-hong-kong-data-from-an-11-year-observational-study
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Kuen Lam, Joseph S K Kwan, Chi Wai Kwan, Alice M L Chong, Claudia K Y Lai, Vivian W Q Lou, Angela Y M Leung, Justina Y W Liu, Xue Bai, Iris Chi
BACKGROUND: Negative effects of restraint use have been well-documented. However, the prevalence of restraints use has been high in long-term care facilities in Hong Kong compared with other countries and this goes against the basic principles of ethical and compassionate care for older people. The present study aimed to review the change in the prevalence of physical and chemical restraint use in long-term care facilities (LTCFs) over a period of 11 years in Hong Kong and to identify the major factors associated with their use...
August 23, 2017: Journal of the American Medical Directors Association
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28759866/oral-health-impacts-of-medications-used-to-treat-mental-illness
#15
N Cockburn, A Pradhan, M W Taing, S Kisely, P J Ford
BACKGROUND: Many psychotropic medications affect oral health. This review identified oral side effects for antidepressant, antipsychotic, anticonvulsant, antianxiety and sedative drugs that are recommended in Australia for the management of common mental illnesses and provides recommendations to manage these side-effects. METHODS: The Australian Therapeutic Guidelines and the Australian Medicines Handbook were searched for medications used to treat common mental health conditions...
December 1, 2017: Journal of Affective Disorders
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28732807/pharmacology-and-toxicology-of-%C3%AE-and-%C3%AE-asarone-a-review-of-preclinical-evidence
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REVIEW
Ranjithkumar Chellian, Vijayapandi Pandy, Zahurin Mohamed
BACKGROUND: Asarone is one of the most researched phytochemicals and is mainly present in the Acorus species and Guatteria gaumeri Greenman. In preclinical studies, both α- and β-asarone have been reported to have numerous pharmacological activities and at the same time, many studies have also revealed the toxicity of α- and β-asarone. PURPOSE: The purpose of this comprehensive review is to compile and analyze the information related to the pharmacokinetic, pharmacological, and toxicological studies reported on α- and β-asarone using preclinical in vitro and in vivo models...
August 15, 2017: Phytomedicine: International Journal of Phytotherapy and Phytopharmacology
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28704125/effect-of-feeding-high-gamma-aminobutyric-acid-containing-giant-embryo-black-sticky-rice-oryza-sativa-l-on-anxiety-related-behavior-of-c57bl-6-mice
#17
Woo-Young Jung, Sung-Gon Kim, Jin-Seong Lee, Hyeon-Kyeong Kim, Beung-Gu Son, Jong-Woo Kim, Jae-Won Suh
The aim of this study was to determine the effect of feeding high gamma-aminobutyric acid (GABA)-containing black sticky rice giant embryo (BSRGE, Oryza sativa L.) on anxiety-related behavior of C57BL/6 mice. Experimental feedstuff (BSRGE with high GABA+AIN-76A) and control (AIN-76A) were provided to C57BL/6 mouse for 10 days. Antianxiety effects of BSRGE with high GABA were measured using an elevated plus maze. On day 8, the number of open arm entries by GABA and control groups were 1.10 ± 1.60 (mean ± SD) and 0...
August 2017: Journal of Medicinal Food
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28659237/in-vivo-antianxiety-and-antidepressant-activity-of-murraya-paniculata-leaf-extracts
#18
Pragya Sharma, Sonali Batra, Ashwani Kumar, Anupam Sharma
OBJECTIVE: Different parts of Murraya paniculata have been used traditionally for treating several ailments including mental disorders. The present study was designed to evaluate the antianxiety and antidepressant potential of M. paniculata leaves using elevated plus maze model and forced swim test, respectively. METHODS: Extracts of M. paniculata made with petroleum ether (60-80 °C), chloroform, ethanol and water were evaluated for antianxiety and antidepressant activity...
July 2017: Journal of Integrative Medicine
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28655697/banana-fruit-pulp-and-peel-involved-in-antianxiety-and-antidepressant-effects-while-invigorate-memory-performance-in-male-mice-possible-role-of-potential-antioxidants
#19
Noreen Samad, Aqsa Muneer, Najeeb Ullah, Aqal Zaman, M Mazhar Ayaz, Ijaz Ahmad
The present study was aimed to investigate the anti-stress and memory enhancing effects of banana (Musa sapientum L.) fruit pulp and peel extract in male mice. Locally bred albino Wistar mice were divided into control and 2 test groups (n=10). Control rats received drinking water while test groups were treated with banana fruit pulp (600 mg/kg; oral administration) and extract of banana peel (400mg/kg; oral administration). Behavioral activities of animals were monitored 14 days post administration of banana pulp and peel extract...
May 2017: Pakistan Journal of Pharmaceutical Sciences
https://www.readbyqxmd.com/read/28595532/pharmacological-and-toxicological-profile-of-harmane-%C3%AE-carboline-alkaloid-friend-or-foe
#20
Haroon Khan, Seema Patel, Mohammad A Kamal
BACKGROUND: The plant secondary metabolites have an outstanding therapeutic potential and success over the years. In fact, it is the foundation of numerous clinically used drugs. Similarly, these is a general perception that these products are inherent safety. However, such products might have toxic/unwanted lethal effects therefore, along with biological relevance, toxicological evaluation is equally important for clinical applications. Therefore, harmane- β-carboline alkaloid was investigated for both therapeutic and toxicological potential...
2017: Current Drug Metabolism
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