Bernhard Th Baune

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PF Sullivan, EJC de Geus, G Willemsen, MR James, JH Smit, T Zandbelt, V Arolt, BT Baune, D Blackwood, S Cichon, WL Coventry, K Domschke, A Farmer, M Fava, SD Gordon, Q He, AC Heath, P Heutink, F Holsboer, WJ Hoogendijk, JJ Hottenga, Y Hu, M Kohli, D Lin, S Lucae, DJ MacIntyre, W Maier, KA McGhee, P McGuffin, GW Montgomery, WJ Muir, WA Nolen, MM Nöthen, RH(More)
June 2006 | Volume 3 | Issue 6 | e220 In an ecological study in this issue of PLoS Medicine , Milane and colleagues found a temporal association between prescription of specifi c serotonin reuptake inhibitor (SSRI) antidepressants and suicide rates in the United States [1]. Their study addresses a subject of great public health importance and clinical(More)
Response inhibition is a basic executive function which is dysfunctional in various basal ganglia diseases. The brain-derived-neurotrophic-factor (BDNF) plays an important pathophysiological role in these diseases. In the current study we examined the functional relevance of the BDNF val66met polymorphism for response inhibition processes in 57 healthy(More)
OBJECTIVES The literature exploring the role that cytokine functioning plays in the pathogenesis and treatment of depressive illness is reviewed. The review focuses on the influence of antidepressants on cytokines, and on how treatment response might be affected by genetic variants of cytokines. METHOD The authors systematically reviewed the scientific(More)
Serotonergic genes have been implicated in the pathogenesis of depression probably via their influence on neural activity during emotion processing. This study used an imaging genomics approach to investigate amygdala activity in major depression as a function of common functional polymorphisms in the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTTLPR) and the serotonin(More)
This research assesses the development of the night-activity rhythm and quality of sleep during course of treatment among patients with unipolar or bipolar depression and receiving antidepressant treatment plus quetiapine. Twenty-seven patients with major depressive episode were included into a 4-week follow-up study and compared with 27 healthy controls.(More)
Psychomotor retardation (PR) is among the most important features of depression. This study investigates the development of day- and night-time as well as intensity and quantity of circadian motor activity during a 4-week course of treatment among 27 patients with depression compared to 27 healthy controls. A diagnosis of major depression was made using(More)
A compelling association has been observed between cardiovascular disease (CVD) and depression, suggesting individuals with depression to be at significantly higher risk for CVD and CVD-related mortality. Systemic immune activation, hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis hyperactivity, arterial stiffness and endothelial dysfunction have been frequently(More)
BACKGROUND Overweight and obesity have become a global epidemic and are increasing rapidly in both childhood and adolescence. Obesity is linked both to socioeconomic status and to ethnicity among adults. It is unclear whether similar associations exist in childhood. The aim of the present study was to assess differences in overweight and obesity in migrant(More)
BACKGROUND In spite of the increasing numbers of migrants in Germany, only few epidemiological studies have been carried out to investigate the health status of ethnic minorities in Germany. Results from national and international studies on the health of immigrants are inconsistent showing either increased or decreased morbidity in relation to native(More)