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Author: Uta Eichmann (7)


Jan
2018

The influence of Pavlovian conditioned stimuli on ongoing behavior may contribute to explaining how alcohol cues stimulate drug seeking and intake. Using a Pavlovian-instrumental transfer task, we investigated the effects of alcohol-related cues on approach behavior (i.e.

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Jan
2018

Acetylcholinesterase inhibitors (AChEIs) are effective in the treatment of cognitive symptoms in Alzheimer's disease (AD). Because the behavioral and psychological symptoms of dementia (BPSD) have also been attributed to central cholinergic deficits, we examined whether the AChEI rivastigmine can reduce motor activity as measured in a rater-independent manner by wrist actigraphy in agitated AD patients. A total of 20 consecutive AD inpatients (13 females, 7 males, 80.

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May
2006

Nighttime agitation occurs frequently in patients with dementia and represents the number one burden on caregivers today. Current treatment options are few and limited due to substantial side effects.
The aim of the study was to measure the effect of the cannabinoid dronabinol on nocturnal motor activity.

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May
2006

Although lithium augmentation is the foremost and most well-documented treatment strategy for treatment resistant depression, knowledge of factors related to response remains scanty. Findings with the combined dexamethasone/corticotropin-releasing hormone (DEX/CRH) test are associated with response to treatment with a tricyclic antidepressant. This study investigated the potential predictive value of the DEX/CRH test for lithium augmentation response in major depressive disorder.

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May
2003

Lithium augmentation is an established strategy in the treatment of refractory depression, but little is known about predictors of response and its mode of action. There is increasing evidence that low thyroid function indices within the normal range are associated with a poorer treatment response to antidepressants, but previous studies on the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid (HPT) system during lithium augmentation provide inconclusive results and have methodological limitations. This study aimed at exploring the role of thyroid function in lithium augmentation and used a prospective design that included a homogeneous sample of inpatients with unipolar major depressive disorder.

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Dec
1969

Although considerable evidence exists on the efficacy of lithium as an augmenting agent in refractory depression, the underlying neurobiology of this phenomenon is unknown. In patients with major depression, changes of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system have been detected by means of the dexamethasone suppression test (DST), when administered during treatment with tricyclic antidepressants. We investigated whether the DST also reveals alterations of the HPA system during lithium augmentation.

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Sep
2002

Lithium augmentation is a well established strategy for treatment-resistant depression. The exact mode of its action is unknown, but an enhancement of serotonergic transmission is hypothesized. The authors investigated changes in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) system during lithium augmentation and their correlation to clinical response by means of the combined dexamethasone/CRH test (DEX/CRH test).

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