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Rats were administered the SSRI escitalopram and the atypical antipsychotic drug risperidone. Norepinephrine neuronal activity was determined using in vivo electrophysiology.
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Male Sprague Dawley rats (160-190 g) were used. Two weeks following the surgeries, the rats were implanted with osmotic minipumps which delivered 10 mg/kg/day of citalopram (the sham-CTP and OBX-CTP groups) or saline (to the sham-SAL and OBX-SAL groups) for 2 weeks. Following the treatment, the rates of rCGU were determined in 43 brain regions using 2-[(14)C]deoxyglucose (2-[(14)C]DG) autoradiography.
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The primary end point was the incidence of depression, defined as a Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) score of 13 or higher. Secondary end points were time to depression, incidence of major depression according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, Fourth Edition, quality of life, sustained virologic response, tolerability, and safety.
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The overall withdrawal rate was 26%; and the withdrawal rate due to adverse events was 9%. The most common adverse events were headache, back pain, upper respiratory tract infection, rhinitis and nausea, with an incidence ranging from 11% to 17%. No new types of adverse events were seen after the acute period of 8 weeks, and the incidence declined with time. At baseline (entry into the 12-month study), patients had a mean MADRS total score of 14.2, which decreased to 10.5 after 8 weeks and 7.2 after 52 weeks (LOCF). The percentage of patients in remission (MADRS total score =12) increased from 46% at baseline to 65% by Week 8 and 86% by Week 52.
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In Schistosoma mansoni, the miracidium-to-primary sporocyst transformation process is associated with many physiological, morphological, transcriptional and biochemical changes. In the present study, we use a medium-throughput small-molecule screen to identify chemical compounds inhibiting or delaying the in vitro transformation of miracidia to the sporocyst stage. The Sigma-Aldrich Library of Pharmacologically Active Compounds (LOPAC) contains 1280 well-characterized chemical compounds with various modes of action including enzyme inhibitors, antibiotics, cell-cycle regulators, apoptosis inducers and GPCR ligands. We identified 47 compounds that greatly reduce or delay this transformation process during a primary screen of live miracidia. The majority of compounds inhibiting larval transformation were from dopaminergic, serotonergic, ion channel and phosphorylation classes. Specifically, we found that dopamine D2-type antagonists, serotonin reuptake inhibitors, voltage-gated calcium channel antagonists and a PKC activator significantly reduced in vitro miracidial transformation rates. Many of the targets of these compounds regulate adenylyl cyclase activity, with the inhibition or activation of these targets resulting in increased cAMP levels in miracidia and concomitant blocking/delaying of larval transformation.
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How the brain monitors ongoing behavior for performance errors is a central question of cognitive neuroscience. Diminished awareness of performance errors limits the extent to which humans engage in corrective behavior and has been linked to loss of insight in a number of psychiatric syndromes (e.g., attention deficit hyperactivity disorder, drug addiction). These conditions share alterations in monoamine signaling that may influence the neural mechanisms underlying error processing, but our understanding of the neurochemical drivers of these processes is limited. We conducted a randomized, double-blind, placebo-controlled, cross-over design of the influence of methylphenidate, atomoxetine, and citalopram on error awareness in 27 healthy participants. The error awareness task, a go/no-go response inhibition paradigm, was administered to assess the influence of monoaminergic agents on performance errors during fMRI data acquisition. A single dose of methylphenidate, but not atomoxetine or citalopram, significantly improved the ability of healthy volunteers to consciously detect performance errors. Furthermore, this behavioral effect was associated with a strengthening of activation differences in the dorsal anterior cingulate cortex and inferior parietal lobe during the methylphenidate condition for errors made with versus without awareness. Our results have implications for the understanding of the neurochemical underpinnings of performance monitoring and for the pharmacological treatment of a range of disparate clinical conditions that are marked by poor awareness of errors.
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Main limitations are lack of a comparison group to help pinpoint whether citalopram treatment added risk or protection, a placebo group to determine whether changes in SI were related to illness factors, medication effects or other factors, and more detailed and validated measures of SI.
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Pindolol has been reported to shorten the onset of antidepressant action of selective serotonin (5-hydroxytryptamine; 5-HT) reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) as well as to increase their efficacy. It has been postulated that pindolol enhances the antidepressant effect of SSRIs by blocking somatodendritic 5-HT1A autoreceptors, thus antagonizing the SSRI-induced feedback inhibition of midbrain 5-HT cell firing. A recent study, however, found that pindolol suppresses the firing rate of central 5-HT cells, suggesting that the compound possesses agonistic activity at 5-HT1A autoreceptors.
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Approximately 30-45% of patients with major depressive episode (MDE) do not fully respond to standard recommended treatments and further strategies of intervention, including pharmacological augmentation, have been proposed for these patients. This study was aimed to evaluate the efficacy of short-term, low-dose (10 mg/day) intravenous (i.v.) citalopram augmentation versus placebo in a sample of patients with MDE and partial or no response to selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Thirty-six patients with a Diagnostic and Statistical Manual for Mental Disorders, 4th edition, text revision criteria MDE and partial or no response to oral SSRIs were selected and randomly assigned to citalopram (n=18) or to placebo (n=18) i.v. augmentation. The augmentation regimen lasted 5 consecutive days during which the patients were maintained on their current treatment with oral SSRIs. Analyses of variance with repeated measures on Hamilton Depression Rating Scale and Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale total scores, administered daily with blind-raters conditions, were done. With regard to the Hamilton Depression Rating Scale total scores, a significant time effect (F=42.02, P<0.0001) and timextreatment effect (F=21.17, P<0.0001) were found in favor of citalopram. Similar results were obtained from the analysis on Montgomery-Asberg Depression Rating Scale total scores: time effect (F=50.07, P<0.0001), timextreatment effect (F=19.91, P<0.0001), and treatment effect (F=4.07, P=0.05). Even though referred to a small sample, the present findings seem to suggest that short-term, low-dose, i.v. citalopram augmentation may be effective in depressed patients with partial or no response to oral SSRIs. Further controlled studies performed with double-blind conditions are warranted to confirm the present results.
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Two new cases are presented with delusions of parasitosis. Both were women, one middle-aged and one elderly, and exhibited classic symptoms of parasites and "strings" in the skin indicative of Morgellons disease. Each had an additional psychiatric disorder: drug addiction to cocaine and senile dementia. They also illustrate the difficulty encountered by the dermatologist in providing adequate therapy because of resistance to psychiatric referral as well as to standard accepted medication. Newer psychotropics, such as risperdal and lexapro, show promise in helping these patients and add to the therapeutic armamentarium of pimozide.
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Both SSRIs and venlafaxine have been associated with SIADH in numerous case reports and retrospective studies. Risk factors for developing hyponatremia with these drugs are advanced age and treatment with other medications. To our knowledge, this is the first case report in which SIADH was associated with two different families of antidepressants in the same patient.
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Alterations in the serotonergic transmission and activity of corticotropin-releasing factor (CRF) family may underlie anxiety and depressive disorders. These could be corrected by treatment with SSRIs.
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Findings suggest that mCBT may be an effective augmentation strategy when added to SSRI medication and provide limited support for the long-term benefit of mCBT after discontinuation of pharmacotherapy.
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We observed a significant reduction in both CFS and co-morbid MDD symptom severity ratings, and improvement in 5 of 8 core somatic symptoms of CFS during s-citalopram therapy.
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Limitations include the use of citalopram as the only Level 1 pharmacotherapy and medication augmentation option, the relatively small size of the CT arms, use of depression-focused CT rather than anxiety-focused CT, and focus on acute treatment outcomes.
The R-enantiomer present in citalopram counteracts the activity of the S-enantiomer, thereby providing a possible basis for the pharmacological and clinical differences observed between citalopram and escitalopram.
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Fluoxetine, fluvoxamine, paroxetine and sertraline may substantially increase TCA plasma levels when given concurrently. Such interactions may give rise to adverse effects. The effect of sertraline may be less profound than that of fluoxetine, fluvoxamine and paroxetine. Limited data suggest that citalopram may not affect TCA serum levels. There is scant literature evidence to support the use of SSRIs in combination with TCAs as a treatment for refractory depression.
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Combination of fingolimod with antidepressant medication showed no unexpected safety signals. Patient-reported outcomes (QoL, disability, fatigue and depression) remained stable or improved.
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The most frequently prescribed antidepressant monotherapy was citalopram. Prescription of 'the four' was associated with a greater percentage of patients discharged from the clinic than 'the others'. Sertraline was the antidepressant most likely to reduce suicidality in our sample.
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Generic drugs are less expensive than their branded equivalents, but receive limited promotion. This study sought to examine how user rates of individual selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) changed after the introduction of their generic equivalents.
Fenfluramine, a clinically prescribed appetite suppressant, has been found to damage brain serotonin (5-HT) neurons in every animal species tested to date. Recent findings indicate that fluoxetine, a selective 5-HT reuptake inhibitor (SSRI), can prevent fenfluramine-induced 5-HT neurotoxicity without blocking fenfluramine-induced appetite suppression. The purpose of our studies was several-fold: 1) To determine whether the ability for fluoxetine to dissociate fenfluramine-induced anorexia and neurotoxicity is dose-related; 2) to ascertain whether other SSRIs also prevent fenfluramine-induced neurotoxicity without altering its anorectic effect; 3) to determine whether similar fluoxetine/fenfluramine interactions are seen in another animal species (i.e., mice) and 4) to determine whether decreases in food intake seen after the fluoxetine/fenfluramine combination can be attributed to nonspecific behavioral suppression. Results from our studies indicate that fluoxetine's effects are, indeed, dose-related, because higher doses of fluoxetine are required to protect against the 5-HT neurotoxic effects of higher doses of fenfluramine. Further, our results indicate that fluoxetine's effects generalize to all other SSRIs tested (citalopram, paroxetine and sertraline), as well as to other species (mice). Finally, our results demonstrate that anorexia in animals receiving the fenfluramine/fluoxetine combination is not secondary to nonspecific behavioral suppression, because water intake is increased although food intake is decreased in the same animals. Together, these data suggest that the anorectic and 5-HT neurotoxic effects of fenfluramine may involve different mechanisms, and that by combining fenfluramine with SSRIs, it may be possible to exploit fenfluramine's clinically useful properties (e.g., anorexia) without risking brain 5-HT neural injury.
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After a 2-week baseline, subjects were randomly assigned to 12 weeks of citalopram (40 mg per day) (n = 15 women, 16 men) or placebo (n = 12 women, 18 men). All received brief standard psychosocial interventions.
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Several of the genes in the serotonergic and the dopaminergic systems have consensus binding sites for the AP-2 transcription factor family in their regulatory regions. Imbalances in these systems have been implicated in many psychiatric disorders, including depression and bipolar affective disorder. We have made an effort to further elucidate the molecular mechanisms of drugs used for affective disorders. Recently, we analyzed the effects of chronic treatment with certain antidepressants on AP-2 in rat brain. The present study demonstrates that chronic administration of three different classes of antidepressants modulates the DNA-binding activity of AP-2 in the rat brain. Chronic administration of citalopram (10 mg/kg), imipramin (10 mg/kg) and lithium-chloride (40 mg/kg) significantly decreased DNA-binding activity of AP-2. Furthermore, citalopram (10 mg/kg) and imipramin (10 mg/kg) significantly decreased the amount of AP-2alpha protein as determined by ELISA. In addition, citalopram (10 mg/kg) significantly decreased the amount of AP-2beta protein. In contrast, chronic administration of lithium-chloride (40 mg/kg) did not affect the amount of the two AP-2 isoforms. An increased understanding of the function of transcription factors and their involvement in human disease, such as depression, could make it possible in the future to selectively modulate relevant target genes directly.
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MEDLINE search (1966-April 2000), Current Contents search, additional references listed in articles, and unpublished data obtained from the manufacturer were used to identify data from scientific literature. Studies evaluating citalopram (i.e., abstracts, clinical trials, data on file with the manufacturer) were considered for inclusion.
SSRIs remain a first-line pharmacological treatment for depression in children and adolescents for whom psychotherapy has failed or is unavailable. Suicidal ideation and behaviours merit close monitoring. More studies are needed.
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Eight depressed caregivers of children with asthma were given up to 6 months of algorithm-based antidepressant therapy.
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PubMed/MEDLINE database (January 1, 1975-August 15, 2012), with additional reports identified using hand searches of reference lists of relevant articles. Key words searched were QT, torsades de pointes, and sudden cardiac death, combined with antidepressants, citalopram, escitalopram, fluoxetine, sertraline, paroxetine, and fluvoxamine. English-, Spanish-, and German-language articles were included.