Monthly Archives: September 2012

The Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Steroid Treatment

Possible memory impairment from “nasal spray”? Nice overview and bibliography. Source URL: http://www.dianafoundation.com/articles/df_04_article_01_steroids_pg01.html _____________________________________________________________________________________ The Neuropsychiatric Sequelae of Steroid Treatment Benjamin H. Flores, MD and Heather Kenna Gumina, MA Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, Stanford University, Stanford, CA INTRODUCTION The neuropsychiatric sequelae of steroid treatment are a common occurrence. Despite over 50 years of being described in the scientific literature, these sequelae are described predominantly via case reports with an overall paucity of more rigorous scientific studies being initiated and published on this topic. … Continue reading

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Ist WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON TRANSLATIONAL MODELS OF PANIC DISORDER- I Simpósio Internacional sobre Modelos Translacionais do Transtorno do Pânico

I Simpósio Internacional sobre Modelos Translacionais do Transtorno do Pânico.   I Simpósio Internacional sobre Modelos Translacionais do Transtorno do Pânico Português English Ist WORLD SYMPOSIUM ON TRANSLATIONAL MODELS OF PANIC DISORDER Home General Information » Program Registration Registration Fees Venue Contact I Simpósio Internacional sobre Modelos Translacionais do Transtorno do Pânico Presentation This year is the 20th anniversary of the two most influential theories on the etiology and brain mechanisms of panic disorder, namely, the THEORY OF THE DUAL ROLE OF SEROTONIN ON PANIC … Continue reading

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Depression program founded – Chinadaily.com.cn

Depression program founded|Cover Story|chinadaily.com.cn. Depression program founded Updated: 2012-09-12 07:51 By Shan Juan (China Daily) An onsite training program for physicians has been launched in major Chinese cities jointly by the Lundbeck Institute and the World Psychiatric Association to improve clinical knowledge of depression. The Ministry of Health estimates that 5 to 10 percent of the population suffers from depression. However, only 5 percent of sufferers have access to proper, timely treatment. “Apart from people’s reluctance to seek professional therapy, a lack of knowledge about … Continue reading

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Memory disorders associated with commonly used medications

Br J Clin Pharmacol. 2011 Dec;72(6):898-904. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2125.2011.04009.x. Memory disorders associated with consumption of drugs: updating through a case/noncase study in the French PharmacoVigilance Database. Chavant F, Favrelière S, Lafay-Chebassier C, Plazanet C, Pérault-Pochat MC. Source CHU de Poitiers, Service de Pharmacologie clinique et Vigilances, Centre Régional de PharmacoVigilance et de Renseignement sur les Médicaments, Poitiers, France. francois.chavant@chu-poitiers.fr Abstract AIMS: To investigate putative associations of reports of memory disorders and suspected drugs. METHODS: We used the case/noncase method in the French PharmacoVigilance Database (FPVD). Cases … Continue reading

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Stress may disturb the blood-brain barrier

  Stress may disturb the blood-brain barrier BMJ 1996; 313 doi: 10.1136/bmj.313.7071.1505a (Published 14 December 1996) Cite this as: BMJ 1996;313:1505.2 Severe stress can disturb the blood-brain barrier that protects the brain from drugs and other chemicals that enter the circulatory system, say Israeli researchers. Their discovery may help to explain why soldiers given the drug pyridostigmine to protect against nerve gas poisoning during the Gulf war reacted differently from soldiers given the drug in peace time. Professor Hermona Soreq, a neurobiologist at Jerusalem’s Hebrew … Continue reading

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Maternal migraine is associated with increased risk of infant colic.

One wonders if an updated view of genetics, i.e. one that includes epigenetics would make more sense. We mentioned the nexus of migraine, panic disorder, separation anxiety and abdominal symptoms in childhood in our 2008 paper [Preter M, Klein DF. Panic, Suffocation False Alarms, Separation Anxiety and Endogenous Opioids. Progress in Neuropsychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry 32/3 (2008) 603-612. Full version at PubMed Central] and lecture.   Before the headache Infant colic as an early life expression of migraine Amy A. Gelfand, MD, Katherine C. Thomas, … Continue reading

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Vitamin D, cognition, and dementia

Lots of interesting articles this week in Neurology. This is one of them. Vitamin D, cognition, and dementia A systematic review and meta-analysis Cynthia Balion, PhD, Lauren E. Griffith, PhD, Lisa Strifler, BSc, Matthew Henderson, PhD, Christopher Patterson, MD, George Heckman, MD, David J. Llewellyn, PhD and Parminder Raina, PhD + Author Affiliations From the Departments of Pathology and Molecular Medicine (C.B., M.H.), Clinical Epidemiology and Biostatistics (L.E.G., L.S., P.R.), and Medicine (C.P.), and R. Samuel McLaughlin Center on Gerontological Research and Education (P.R.), McMaster … Continue reading

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Annual Members Meeting Wednesday September 12, 2012 | IDNY

Annual Members Meeting Wednesday September 12, 2012 | IDNY.  

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‘A Leg to Stand On’ by Oliver Sacks: a unique autobiographical account of functional paralysis

Always interesting if never-ending discussion. Hope to get around to putting some remarks on paper and sending them off to JNNP (or at least post them here). Meanwhile, two favorite quotes come to mind: When I asked the neurologist for a prognosis, he soberly declared, it could get better, it could get worse, it could stay the same.  I burst out laughing.  He did not see the joke. Siri Hustvedt, The Shaking Woman or A History of My Nerves   I solve the mind-body problem … Continue reading

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Tropical & Travel Medicine Seminar Series

Fabulous slide shows from the Tropical & Travel Medicine Seminar Series of the University of Minnesota (sic!) via Tropical & Travel Medicine Seminar Series.

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