Drugs Used in the Treatment of Bipolar Disorder and their Effects on Cholesterol Biosynthesis- A Possible Therapeutic Mechanism.

Conclusions: These data suggest that BD drug combination is increasing cholesterol biosynthesis and the newly synthesised cholesterol is being utilised within the cells, possibly for synthesis of new membranes to facilitate neurite outgrowth. This mechanism possibly underpins clinical efficacy in individuals with BD treated with polypharmacy. PMID: 31535581 [PubMed - as supplied by publisher]
Source: The World Journal of Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Tags: World J Biol Psychiatry Source Type: research

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Source: World Journal of Biological Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Authors: Source Type: research
Authors: Theodoropoulou S, Gialouris AG Abstract Brain is an organ with the highest lipid concentration in the body. Cellular membrane lipids can affect both the positioning and the functioning of membrane proteins, thus regulating several cell actions. Changes in the lipid composition of cell membrane can modulate the microenvironment and consequently the function of its proteins, e.g. neurotransmission. Some of the first studies on the subject have shown a negative correlation between serum cholesterol levels and depression, suicidality and behavioral disorders. Several studies -but not all- have found decreased ...
Source: Psychiatriki - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Psychiatriki Source Type: research
CONCLUSIONS: The prevalence of MetS in this sample was at least double compared to the general population. Moreover, MetS is associated with increased burden of depression symptoms in this group. Management of early-onset bipolar disorder should integrate strategies focused on modifying MetS risk factors. PMID: 31365195 [PubMed - in process]
Source: Journal of Clinical Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Tags: J Clin Psychiatry Source Type: research
Authors: Barton BB, Zagler A, Engl K, Rihs L, Musil R Abstract The information on prevalence of obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular risk (CVR) and on sociodemographic variables available in patients with psychiatric diseases about to be treated with weight gain-associated medication (e.g., clozapine, mirtazapine, quetiapine) is limited. In a naturalistic study, psychiatric inpatients (age: 18-75) of all F diagnoses according to ICD-10, who were about to be treated with weight gain-associated medication, were included. Demographic variables were assessed as well as biological parameters t...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Psychiatry Tags: Eur Arch Psychiatry Clin Neurosci Source Type: research
AbstractThe information on prevalence of obesity, diabetes, metabolic syndrome (MetS) and cardiovascular risk (CVR) and on sociodemographic variables available in patients with psychiatric diseases about to be treated with weight gain-associated medication (e.g., clozapine, mirtazapine, quetiapine) is limited. In a naturalistic study, psychiatric inpatients (age: 18 –75) of all F diagnoses according to ICD-10, who were about to be treated with weight gain-associated medication, were included. Demographic variables were assessed as well as biological parameters to calculate the Body Mass Index (BMI), MetS, diabetes an...
Source: European Archives of Psychiatry and Clinical Neuroscience - Category: Neuroscience Source Type: research
We report a case of hairy leukoplakia that developed in a patient undergoing anti-retroviral therapy. A 53-year old white male presented with mild erythema in the anterior maxillary gingiva and was managed with clobetasol gel, after excluding the possibility of candidiasis. Patient's medical history was significant for HIV, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic bronchitis, smoking, and alcohol. His medications included Androgel, Axiron, atorvastatin, bupropion, clonazepam, finasteride, hydrochlorothiazide, lamotrigine, lisinopril, pantoprazole, Prezcobix, Trazadone, Truvada (200 mg emticitabine, ...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology and Oral Radiology - Category: ENT & OMF Source Type: research
We report a case of hairy leukoplakia that developed in a patient undergoing anti-retroviral therapy. A 53-year old white male presented with mild erythema in the anterior maxillary gingiva and was managed with clobetasol gel, after excluding the possibility of candidiasis. Patient's medical history was significant for HIV, bipolar disorder, high blood pressure, high cholesterol, chronic bronchitis, smoking, and alcohol. His medications included Androgel, Axiron, atorvastatin, bupropion, clonazepam, finasteride, hydrochlorothiazide, lamotrigine, lisinopril, pantoprazole, Prezcobix, Trazadone, Truvada (200 mg emticitabine, ...
Source: Oral Surgery, Oral Medicine, Oral Pathology, Oral Radiology, and Endodontics - Category: ENT & OMF Authors: Tags: #124 Source Type: research
Novel therapy development in psychiatry is at an impasse, with a significant lull since the 1980s and 1990s when most of the monoamine-targeted therapies that form the foundation of modern practice were first launched. The monoaminergic targets of such therapies have failed to deliver novel treatments. Instead, some of the most promising novel therapies have arisen from the twin biomarker findings of increased inflammation and oxidative stress across the major psychiatric disorders, including depression, schizophrenia, and bipolar disorder. Research on inflammation and oxidative stress has led to the identification of prom...
Source: JAMA Psychiatry - Category: Psychiatry Source Type: research
Joseph D. Romano1,2,3,4 and Nicholas P. Tatonetti1,2,3,4* 1Department of Biomedical Informatics, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States 2Department of Systems Biology, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States 3Department of Medicine, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States 4Data Science Institute, Columbia University, New York, NY, United States The discovery of new pharmaceutical drugs is one of the preeminent tasks—scientifically, economically, and socially—in biomedical research. Advances in informatics and computational biology have increased productivity at many stag...
Source: Frontiers in Genetics - Category: Genetics & Stem Cells Source Type: research
I spend half my week in a community clinic working with a lot of folks with schizophrenia or bipolar 1 so have fair number on SGAs either PO or LAI. I’m constantly getting lipid panels back that are off the chain, refer to primary care and seems less than 20% of patients ever actually go. Currently I would never consider prescribing statins because I’m not up on guidelines, but has gotten me starting to wonder. I can check any labs I want and presumably it’s not rocket science to follow... Would you ever consider prescribing statins?
Source: Student Doctor Network - Category: Universities & Medical Training Authors: Tags: Psychiatry Source Type: forums
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