Author: Esther Krusche (1)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor serum concentrations in acute depressive patients increase during lithium augmentation of antidepressants.J Clin Psychopharmacol 2013 Dec;33(6):806-9Roland Ricken, Mazda Adli, Claudia Lange, Esther Krusche, Thomas J Stamm, Sebastian Gaus, Stephan Koehler, Sarah Nase, Tom Bschor, Christoph Richter, Bruno Steinacher, Andreas Heinz, Michael A Rapp, Stefan Borgwardt, Rainer Hellweg, Undine E Lang
In recent years, lithium has proved an effective augmentation strategy of antidepressants in both acute and treatment-resistant depression. Neuroprotective and procognitive effects of lithium have been evidenced. Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) has been shown to play a key role in the pathophysiology of several neurological and psychiatric disorders.
View Full Text PDF Listings View primary source full text article PDFs.