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BDNF Val66Met polymorphism, Life Stress and Depression: a Meta-analysis of Gene-Environment Interaction
Depression is thought to be multifactorial in etiology, including genetic and environmental components. While a number of gene-environment interaction studies have been carried out, meta-analyses are scarce. The present meta-analysis aimed to quantify evidence on the interaction between brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) Val66Met polymorphism and stress in depression. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 16, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Mingzhe Zhao, Lu Chen, Jiarun Yang, Dong Han, Deyu Fang, Xiaohui Qiu, Xiuxian Yang, Zhengxue Qiao, Jingsong Ma, Lin Wang, Shixiang Jiang, Xuejia Song, Jiawei Zhou, Jian Zhang, Mingqi Chen, Dong Qi, Yanjie Yang, Hui Pan Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Association of obesity with cognitive function and brain structure in patients with major depressive disorder” [J. Affect. Disord. 225 (2018) 188–194]
The authors regret failing to incorporate the following corrections. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 15, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Shinsuke Hidese, Miho Ota, Junko Matsuo, Ikki Ishida, Moeko Hiraishi, Sumiko Yoshida, Takamasa Noda, Noriko Sato, Toshiya Teraishi, Kotaro Hattori, Hiroshi Kunugi Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

Depression among female heads-of-household in rural Mozambique: A cross-sectional population-based survey
An estimated 350 million people live with depression worldwide. In Mozambique, there are no national data quantifying the burden of mental illnesses. With the sixth highest suicide rate in the world, there is strong evidence of an unmet mental health need. We conducted a survey to measure the prevalence of depression among female heads of household and assess individual, social, and cultural risk factors associated with a positive depression screening. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Carolyn M. Audet, Milton L. Wainberg, Maria A. Oquendo, Qiongru Yu, Meridith Blevins Peratikos, Cristiane S. Duarte, Samuel Martinho, Ann F. Green, Lazaro Gonzalez-Calvo, Troy D. Moon Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Prevalence of depression in cardiovascular patients in Iran: A systematic review and meta-analysis from 2000 to 2017
In both developed and developing countries, cardiovascular disease is on the rise, representing nowadays one of the main challenges for the health systems worldwide. This increase generates relevant costs. The aim of this study was to conduct a systematic and meta-analytical review of the prevalence of depression in cardiovascular patients in Iran. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 13, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Mozhgan sadat Ghaemmohamadi, Meysam Behzadifar, Ahmad Ghashghaee, Nasrin Mousavinejad, Faezeh Ebadi, Sahar sadat Saeedi Shahri, Hesam Seyedin, Masoud behzadifar, Nicola Luigi Bragazzi Tags: Review article Source Type: research

λPredictors of treatment outcome in depression in later life: a systematic review and meta-analysis
Predictor analyses of late-life depression can be used to identify variables associated with outcomes of treatments, and hence ways of tailoring specific treatments to patients. The aim of this review was to systematically identify, review and meta-analyse predictors of outcomes of any type of treatment for late-life depression. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Chavit Tunvirachaisakul, Rebecca L. Gould, Mark C. Coulson, Emma V. Ward, Gemma Reynolds, Rebecca L. Gathercole, Hannah Grocott, Thitiporn Supasitthumrong, Athicha Tunvirachaisakul, Kate Kimona, Robert J. Howard Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Suicide Exposures and Bereavement Among American Adults: Evidence from the 2016 General Social Survey
We investigated lifetime suicide exposures and bereavement among a representative sample of American adults from the 2016 General Social Survey. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: William Feigelman, Julie Cerel, John L. McIntosh, David Brent, Nina Gutin Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Suicide deaths among patients with end-stage renal disease receiving dialysis: A population-based retrospective cohort study of 64,000 patients in Taiwan
Patients with end-stage renal disease (ESRD) who receive dialysis may experience increased distress and risk of suicide. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: I-Ming Chen, Po-Hsien Lin, Vin-Cent Wu, Chi-Shin Wu, Jia-Chi Shan, Shu-Sen Chang, Shih-Cheng Liao Source Type: research

Disrupted Engagement of Networks Supporting Hot and Cold Cognition in Remitted Major Depressive Disorder
Major depressive disorder (MDD) is characterized by dysfunction in cognitive and emotional systems. However, the neural network correlates of cognitive control (cold cognition) and emotion processing (hot cognition) during the remitted state of MDD (rMDD) remain unclear and not fully probed, which has important implications for identifying intermediate phenotypes of depression risk. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 9, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Jonathan P. Stange, Lisanne M. Jenkins, Elissa J. Hamlat, Katie L. Bessette, Sophie R. DelDonno, Leah R. Kling, Alessandra M. Passarotti, K. Luan Phan, Heide Klumpp, Kelly A. Ryan, Scott A. Langenecker Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

A longitudinal test of the predictions of the Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicidal Behaviour for passive and active suicidal ideation in a large community-based cohort
The Interpersonal-Psychological Theory of Suicide (IPTS) aims to elucidate the key antecedents of suicide deaths. Limited research has tested the IPTS in a community setting, and very little longitudinal research has been conducted. The current study longitudinally tested the predictions of the IPTS for suicidal ideation in a large population-based sample. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 8, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Philip J. Batterham, Jennie Walker, Liana Leach, Jennifer Ma, Alison L. Calear, Helen Christensen Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Incident mental disorders in the aftermath of traumatic events: A prospective-longitudinal community study
Few strictly prospective-longitudinal community studies examined the role of traumatic events for risk of developing a broad range of incident mental disorders over several years. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Eva Asselmann, Hans-Ulrich Wittchen, Roselind Lieb, Axel Perkonigg, Katja Beesdo-Baum Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Effects of behavioral activation on default mode network connectivity in subthreshold depression: a preliminary resting-state fMRI study
Subthreshold depression is a risk factor for major depressive disorder, and it is known to have a negative impact on quality of life (QOL). Although behavioral activation, which is one type of cognitive behavioral therapy, is an effective psychological intervention for subthreshold depression, neural mechanisms of behavioral activation are unclear. Enhanced functional connectivity between default mode network (DMN) and the other regions has been demonstrated in participants with subthreshold depression. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Satoshi Yokoyama, Yasumasa Okamoto, Koki Takagaki, Go Okada, Masahiro Takamura, Asako Mori, Syouichi Shiota, Naho Ichikawa, Ran Jinnin, Shigeto Yamawaki Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Systemic autoimmune diseases are associated with an increased risk of bipolar disorder: A nationwide population-based cohort study
This study aimed to investigate the association between systemic autoimmune diseases (SADs) and the subsequent development of BD, and examine the potential risk factors for developing BD. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 7, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Ling-Yi Wang, Jen-Huai Chiang, Shih-Fen Chen, Yu-Chih Shen Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Longitudinal association between mental disorders in childhood and subsequent depression - a Nationwide prospective cohort study
Depression ranges among the most impairing mental disorders worldwide and early detection is a global health priority. Little is known about the association between non-affective mental disorders in childhood/adolescence and later depression. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Louise Krarup Gundel, Carsten B øcker Pedersen, Trine Munk-Olsen, Søren Dalsgaard Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Swimming exercise reverses CUMS-induced changes in depression-like behaviors and hippocampal plasticity-related proteins
Stress-induced failed resilience of brain plasticity can contribute to the onset and recurrence of depression. Chronic stress has been reported to open windows of epigenetic plasticity in hippocampus. However, how hippocampal plasticity underlies depression-like behaviors and how it adapts in response to stress has not been addressed. The present study aimed to investigate the signaling mechanisms of CUMS affecting hippocampal plasticity-related proteins expression and the regulation of swimming exercise in mice. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Weina Liu, Xiangli Xue, Jie Xia, Jiatong Liu, Zhengtang Qi Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Depression as Seen Through the Eyes of Rural Chinese Women: Implications for Help-seeking and the Future of Mental Health Care in China
As part of a larger epidemiological study of depression among rural Chinese women, we sought to understand their explanatory models of depression. We explored how participants describe depression, to what cause they attribute depression, and what sources of treatment they would recommend. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Peiyuan Qiu, Eric D. Caine, Fengsu Hou, Catherine Cerulli, Marsha N. Wittink Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Atypical Depression and Non-Atypical Depression: Is HPA Axis Function a Biomarker? A Systematic Review
The link between the abnormalities of the Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and depression has been one of the most consistently reported findings in psychiatry. At the same time, multiple studies have demonstrated a stronger association between the increased activation of HPA-axis and melancholic, or endogenous depression subtype. This association has not been confirmed for the atypical subtype, and some researchers have suggested that as an antinomic depressive subtype, it may be associated with the opposite type, i.e. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 6, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Mario F. Juruena, Mariia Bocharova, Bruno Agustini, Allan H. Young Tags: Review article Source Type: research

The NoSAS score: A new and simple screening tool for obstructive sleep apnea syndrome in depressive disorder
Since the clinical presentation of obstructive sleep apnea syndrome (OSAS) shares common features with major depressive (MDE), the screening of OSAS is challenging in this population. The aim of this study was to assess the effectiveness of the NoSAS score in predicting the presence of OSAS among participants with current MDE and to compare it with the performance of existing screening tools. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Kelly Guichard, Helena Marti-Soler, Jean-Arthur Micoulaud-Franchi, Pierre Philip, Pedro Marques-Vidal, Peter Vollenweider, Gerard Waeber, Martin Preisig, Jos é Haba-Rubio, Raphael Heinzer Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Associations between use of mood stabilizers and risk of cataract: A population-based nested case-control study
The aim of this study was to investigate whether use of mood stabilizers (MS) is associated with an increased risk of cataract development. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 5, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Che-Sheng Chu, Ching-Heng Lin, Tsuo-Hung Lan, Po-Han Chou Source Type: research

Decision making under risk and under ambiguity in depressed suicide attempters, depressed non-attempters and healthy controls
A number of neuropsychological alterations have been found in patients who have attempted suicide. Most studies investigating decision making (DM) abilities in suicide attempters so far have used one single DM task and included patients with a lifetime history of suicide attempts. These studies have yielded conflicting results. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Eberhard A. Deisenhammer, Steffen K. Schmid, Georg Kemmler, Bernadette Moser, Margarete Delazer Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms in parents and adolescents after the Wenchuan earthquake: A longitudinal actor-partner interdependence model
Previous research has examined the association between parents ’ and children's posttraumatic stress disorder symptoms (PTSS) after a variety of traumatic events. However, longitudinal parent-child dyadic studies are scarce. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Xuliang Shi, Ya Zhou, Fulei Geng, Yuanyuan Li, Jieying Zhou, Binbin Lei, Siyi Chen, Xiaoyan Chen, Fang Fan Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

IMPACT OF INITIAL MEDICATION NON-ADHERENCE TO SSRIs ON MEDICAL VISITS AND SICK LEAVES
Initial medication non-adherence (IMNA) to antidepressants, which are commonly used to treat depression in primary care (PC), is around 6 –12%. Although it is well known that post-initial non-adherence to antidepressants increases the cost of depression, the impact of IMNA on cost is unknown. The aim of this study is to assess the impact of IMNA to Selective Serotonin Reuptake Inhibitors (SSRI) on medical visits and sick leave in pa tients with depression treated in PC in Catalonia (Spain). (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Ignacio Aznar-Lou, Mar ía Iglesias-González, Montserrat Gil-Girbau, Antoni Serrano-Blanco, Ana Fernández, María Teresa Peñarrubia-María, Ramón Sabés-Figuera, Ana Gabriela Murrugarra-Centurión, Marian March-Pujol, Mireia Bolívar-Prados, Maria Rub Source Type: research

Efficacy and Tolerability of Lisdexamfetamine as an Antidepressant Augmentation Strategy: A Meta-Analysis of Randomized Controlled Trials
Psychostimulants have been used in the treatment of depression, with mixed results. This meta-analysis examines the efficacy and tolerability of the stimulant Lisdexamfetamine (LDX) as an add-on strategy in those with MDD who have failed to respond to an antidepressant. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Peter Giacobbe, Uros Rakita, Raymond Lam, Roumen Milev, Sidney H. Kennedy, Roger S. McIntyre Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Elevation of plasma neutrophil gelatinase-associated lipocalin (NGAL) levels in schizophrenia patients
Psychiatric diseases are usually accompanied by immune dysregulation and activation of the inflammatory response system. However, the characteristics of immunoinflammatory markers in psychiatric diseases are not well defined. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Li Wei, Yupeng Du, Wei Wu, Xuyan Fu, Qi Xia Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Comprehensive self-control training benefits depressed college students: a six-month randomized controlled intervention trial
Depressive disorder was associated with dysfunctional self-regulation. The current study attempted to design and test a comprehensive self-control training (CSCT) program with an overall emphasis on behaviral activation in depressed Chinese college students. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Xueling Yang, Jiubo Zhao, Yu Chen, Simeng Zu, Jingbo Zhao Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

The associations between problematic Facebook use, psychological distress and well-being among adolescents and young adults: A systematic review and meta-analysis
A growing body of research has analyzed the potential risks of problematic Facebook use for mental health and well-being. The current meta-analysis is the first to examine the associations between problematic Facebook use, psychological distress (i.e., depression, anxiety, etc.) and well-being (life satisfaction, positive mental health) among adolescents and young adults. Method: A comprehensive search strategy identified relevant studies in PsychInfo, Pubmed, Scopus, ResearchGate, and Google Scholar. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Claudia Marino, Gianluca Gini, Alessio Vieno, Marcantonio M. Spada Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Psychological and Behavioral Characteristics of Suicide Attempts and Non-Suicidal Self-Injury in Chinese Adolescents
This study examined similarities and differences in psychological vulnerability and internalizing and externalizing problems between adolescents with SA and NSSI. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Zhen-Zhen Liu, Hua Chen, Qi-Gui Bo, Ren-Hong Chen, Feng-Wen Li, Lei Lv, Cun-Xian Jia, Xianchen Liu Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Gene-environment interactions BETWEEN stress and 5-HTTLPR in depression: a meta-analytic update
Meta-analyses have yielded contradictory findings concerning the role of 5-HTTLPR in interaction with stress (GxE) in depression. The current meta-analysis investigates if these contradictory findings are a result of differences between studies in methodological approaches towards the assessment of stress and depression. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Dries Bleys, Patrick Luyten, Bart Soenens, Stephan Claes Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Is negative self-referent bias an endophenotype for depression? An fMRI study of emotional self-referent words in twins at high vs. low risk of depression
Negative cognitive bias and aberrant neural processing of self-referent emotional words seem to be trait-marks of depression. However, it is unclear whether these neurocognitive changes are present in unaffected first-degree relatives and constitute an illness endophenotype. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 3, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: K.W. Miskowiak, J.E. Larsen, C.J. Harmer, H.R. Siebner, L.V. Kessing, J. Macoveanu, M. Vinberg Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Patterns of Change in Anxiety and Depression During Pregnancy Predict Preterm Birth
To determine whether changes in anxiety and depression during pregnancy influence the risk of having a preterm birth (PTB), and whether chronic stress modifies this relationship. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Chelsea Doktorchik, Shahirose Premji, Donna Slater, Tyler Williamson, Suzanne Tough, Scott Patten Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Self-Compassion is More Effective Than Acceptance and Reappraisal in Decreasing Depressed Mood in Currently and Formerly Depressed Individuals
Self-compassion has recently been discussed as an effective affect regulation strategy for reducing negative affective states. The primary aim of the current study was to compare the efficacy of self-compassion to the more established strategies of acceptance and reappraisal. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Anna M. Ehret, Jutta Joormann, Matthias Berking Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Cognitive functioning in first episode bipolar I disorder patients with and without history of psychosis
Psychosis in bipolar I disorder (BDI) has been associated with increased cognitive dysfunction, which may relate to poorer functional outcomes. However, it is not known whether cognition differs between BDI patients with (BDP+) or without (BDP-) history of psychosis early in the disease course, or if it is impacted by the presence of mood congruent (MCP) versus incongruent (MIC) psychotic features. We compare cognition between these groups in BDI patients recently recovered from first episode of mania. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Chakrabarty Trisha, Alamian Golnoush, Kozicky Jan-Marie, J. Ivan Torres, N. Lakshmi Yatham Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Development and Assessment of Stressful Life Events Subscales - a Preliminary Analysis
Stress affects people of all ages, genders, and cultures and is associated with physical and psychological complications. Stressful life events are an important research focus and a psychometrically valid measure could provide useful clinical information. The purpose of the study was to develop a reliable and valid measurement of stressful life events and to assess its reliability and validity using established measures of social support, stress, depression, anxiety and maternal and child health. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Teresa Buccheri, Salma Musaad, Kelly K. Bost, Barbara H. Fiese, The STRONG Kids Research Team Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Video Game Play and Anxiety during Late Adolescence: The Moderating Effects of Gender and Social Context
Few studies have examined factors that moderate the relationship between playing video games and adolescent psychological adjustment. Therefore, the primary goal of this study was to examine the relationship between playing video games and anxiety symptomatology in a sample of 441 11th and 12th grade students, while considering both gender and the social context (whether they played alone or with others). (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - October 2, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Christine McCauley Ohannessian Source Type: research

Allopurinol Augmentation in Acute Mania: A Meta-Analysis of Placebo-Controlled Trials
Allopurinol is a xanthine oxidase inhibitor commonly used in the treatment of gout. Recent studies have also shown its promise as an adjunctive treatment for manic episodes in bipolar 1 disorder, possibly through mechanisms involving the purinergic pathway. However, its efficacy across studies has been inconsistent, so we conducted a meta-analysis of the published controlled studies with the goal of determining the efficacy profile of allopurinol as an adjunctive treatment for mania in bipolar disorder. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 30, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Alexander T. Chen, Theodore Malmstrom, Henry A. Nasrallah Tags: Review article Source Type: research

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Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Source Type: research

Genetic variations in the p11/tPA/BDNF pathway are associated with post stroke depression
In this study, we aimed to determine the association of polymorphisms in candidate genes of the gene transduction pathway with PSD, as well as the effects of the interactions between genes in our Chinese sample. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Jinfeng Liang, Yingying Yue, Haitang Jiang, Deqin Geng, Jun Wang, Jianxin Lu, Shenghua Li, Kezhong Zhang, Aiqin Wu, Yonggui Yuan Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

OGT-related mitochondrial motility is associated with sex differences and exercise effects in depression induced by prenatal exposure to glucocorticoids
Prenatal exposure to glucocorticoids (GCs) has been found to trigger abnormal behaviors and deleterious neurological effects on offspring both in animals and in humans. The sex differences in depression have been replicated in numerous studies across cultures, persisting throughout the reproductive years. As an X-linked gene in rodents and in humans, O-GlcNAc transferase (OGT) may provide a novel perspective for the sex differences in depression. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Weina Liu, Hongmei Wang, Xiangli Xue, Jie Xia, Jiatong Liu, Zhengtang Qi, Liu Ji Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Efficacy of adjunctive brexpiprazole on the core symptoms of major depressive disorder: a post hoc analysis of two pooled clinical studies
Patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) who do not adequately respond to antidepressant treatment (ADT) may benefit from adjunctive atypical antipsychotics; however, certain agents target specific symptoms of depression and not the full syndrome. The aim of this analysis was to examine the effects of brexpiprazole, adjunct to ADT, on the core symptoms of MDD, defined using Montgomery –Åsberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) items. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 29, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: J Craig Nelson, Emmanuelle Weiller, Peter Zhang, Catherine Weiss, Mary Hobart Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Prevalence of and risk factors for non-suicidal self-injury in rural China: results from a nationwide survey in China
Non-suicidal self-injury (NSSI) is a highly prevalent and serious public health problem among adolescents worldwide. However, to date there were no studies assessing the prevalence of NSSI defined by suggested DSM-5 criteria among Chinese adolescents. We aimed to conduct a nationwide survey to explore the prevalence of and risk factors for NSSI among school-based adolescents in rural China. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 27, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Jie Tang, Guowei Li, Baoxin Chen, Zhijie Huang, Yanmei Zhang, Hongjuan Chang, Chunxia Wu, Xiaoguang Ma, Jiaji Wang, Yizhen Yu Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Major Depressive Disorder in Patients with Type 2 Diabetes Mellitus: Prevalence and clinical characteristics
This study investigated the prevalence of major depressive disorder (MDD) among Taiwanese patients with type 2 diabetes mellitus (T2DM). (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Chun-Jen Huang, Hui-Min Hsieh, Hung-Pin Tu, He-Jiun Jiang, Peng-Wei Wang, Ching-Hua Lin Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Aberrant resting-state cerebellar blood flow in major depression
Abnormal cortical cerebral blood flow and gray matter volume have been frequently reported in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). In contrast, although the role of the cerebellum in MDD pathophysiology has attracted considerable interest more recently, studies investigating both functional and structural aspects of cerebellar integrity are scarce. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Malte S. Depping, Nadine D. Wolf, Nenad Vasic, Zrinka Sosic-Vasic, Mike Schmitgen, Fabio Sambataro, Robert C. Wolf Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Cerebrospinal fluid D-serine concentrations in major depressive disorder negatively correlate with depression severity
D-serine is an endogenous co-agonist of N-methyl-D-aspartate receptor (NMDAR) and plays an important role in glutamate neurotransmission. Several studies suggested the possible involvement of D-serine related in the pathophysiology of psychiatric disorders including major depression disorders (MDD). We tried to examine whether cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) or plasma D-serine concentrations are altered in MDD and whether D-serine concentrations correlated with disease severity. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Sayuri Ishiwata, Kotaro Hattori, Daimei Sasayama, Toshiya Teraishi, Tomoko Miyakawa, Yuuki Yokota, Ryo Matsumura, Toru Nishikawa, Hiroshi Kunugi Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Autonomic dysfunction of gastric motility in major depression
Patients suffering from major depressive disorder (MDD) often complain about somatic symptoms. Cardiac complaints have been examined predominantly. However, gastrointestinal complaints are also reported frequently and are associated with worse outcomes. The research concerning changes in gastric motility of these patients is rather sparse. The aim of our study was to determine dysfunction of gastric motility and gastrointestinal symptoms in MDD. The duration and severity of MDD were examined regarding its influence over gastric emptying. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: S. Haj Kheder, J. Heller, jk. B är, A. Wutzler, BA. Menge, G. Juckel Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Acute psychoactive effects of intravenous ketamine during treatment of mood disorders: analysis of the Clinician Administered Dissociative State Scale
Ketamine has rapid-acting antidepressant effects. Frequently, ketamine administration also causes acute psychoactive effects – in trials, these effects are commonly measured using the Clinician Administered Dissociative State Scale (CADSS). However, the CADSS was not designed for this specific purpose, having been validated in other clinical contexts, and anecdotally does not appear to fully capture ketamine's acute psy choactive effects. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Gerrit I. van Schalkwyk, Samuel T. Wilkinson, Larry Davidson, Wendy K Silverman, Gerard Sanacora Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Corrigendum to “Continuation phase intravenous ketamine in adults with treatment-resistant depression” [J. Affect. Disord. 206 (2016) 300–304]
We recently became aware of an error in the classification of one study subject's positive treatment response status at the end of the post-continuation phase of this study. We originally reported that all 5 subjects who achieved depressive symptom remission during the acute phase of the study (and thus received 4 weekly continuation phase ketamine infusions) were classified as responders at the end of the post-continuation phase. However, one of these 5 subjects was misclassified as a positive treatment responder at the end of the post-continuation phase. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 26, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Jennifer L. Vande Voort, Robert J. Morgan, Simon Kung, Keith G. Rasmussen, Jose Rico, Brian A. Palmer, Kathryn M. Schak, Susannah J. Tye, Matthew J. Ritter, Mark A. Frye, William V. Bobo Tags: Corrigendum Source Type: research

Changes in interpersonal problems in the psychotherapeutic treatment of depression as measured by the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems: A systematic review and meta-analysis
Interpersonal problems are commonly reported by depressed patients, but the effect of psychotherapeutic treatment on them remains unclear. This paper reviews the effectiveness of psychotherapeutic interventions for depression on interpersonal problems as measured by the Inventory of Interpersonal Problems (IIP). (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Tara McFarquhar, Patrick Luyten, Peter Fonagy Tags: Review article Source Type: research

Translating the HAM-D into the MADRS and vice versa with equipercentile linking
The Hamilton Depression Rating Scale (HAM-D) and the Montgomery Asberg Depression Rating Scale (MADRS) are scales used frequently to rate the symptoms of depression. There are many situations in which it is important to know what a given total score or a percent reduction from baseline score of one scale means in relation to the other scale. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Stefan Leucht, Hein Fennema, Rolf R Engel, Marion Kaspers-Janssen, Armin Szegedi Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Clinical Efficacy, Onset Time and Safety of Bright light Therapy in Acute Bipolar Depression as an Adjunctive Therapy: a Randomized Controlled Trial
Bright light therapy (BLT) is an effective treatment for seasonal affective disorder and non- seasonal depression. The efficacy of BLT in treating patients with bipolar disorder is still unknown. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Tian-hang Zhou, Wei-min Dang, Yan-tao Ma, Chang-qing Hu, Ning Wang, Guo-yi Zhang, Gang Wang, Chuan Shi, Hua Zhang, Bin Guo, Shu-zhe Zhou, Lei Feng, Shu-xia Geng, Yu-zhen Tong, Guan-wen Tang, Zhong-kai He, Long Zhen, Xin Yu Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Effectiveness of General Practitioner training to improve suicide awareness and knowledge and skills towards depression
This study aimed to examine whether GPs ’ knowledge and attitudes towards and confidence to deal with depression and suicide improve after following a training program. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Evelien Coppens, Chantal Van Audenhove, Ricardo Gusm ão, György Purebl, András Székely, Margaret Maxwell, Nicole Koburger, Ella Arensman, Ulrich Hegerl Tags: Research paper Source Type: research

Clinically Relevant Response and Remission Outcomes in Cariprazine-Treated Patients With Bipolar I Disorder
Rates of response and remission are measures that endorse the clinical significance of treatment. Cariprazine is FDA-approved for the acute treatment of schizophrenia and manic or mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder in adults. Post hoc analyses of pooled data from 3 pivotal trials of cariprazine in manic/mixed episodes associated with bipolar I disorder were conducted to investigate the effect of cariprazine on various criteria of response and remission. (Source: Journal of Affective Disorders)
Source: Journal of Affective Disorders - September 25, 2017 Category: Neurology Authors: Willie Earley, Suresh Durgam, Kaifeng Lu, Adam Ruth, Gy örgy Németh, István Laszlovszky, Lakshmi N. Yatham Tags: Research paper Source Type: research