Gabriella Juhász

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The aim of the present study was to investigate changes in the plasma calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) concentration and platelet serotonin (5-hydroxytriptamine, 5-HT) content during the immediate headache and the delayed genuine migraine attack provoked by nitroglycerin. Fifteen female migraineurs (without aura) and eight controls participated in the(More)
Sumatriptan-induced changes in plasma calcitonin gene-related peptide (CGRP) concentration and headache intensity were investigated in 19 female migraineurs during nitroglycerin-induced migraine attack. Sumatriptan nasal spray was administered 120 min after the onset of the attack. Blood samples were obtained immediately before and 60 min after sumatriptan(More)
The present study was conducted to investigate the role of 5-HT(2C) and 5-HT(1A) receptors in the generation of spike-wave discharges (SWD) in the genetic absence epilepsy model Wistar Albino Glaxo rats from Rijswijk, Netherlands (WAG/Rij rats). We have determined the effects of the 5-HT(2C) receptor preferring agonist m-chlorophenyl-piperazine (m-CPP), the(More)
BACKGROUND Negative biases in emotional processing are well recognised in people who are currently depressed but are less well described in those with a history of depression, where such biases may contribute to vulnerability to relapse. AIMS To compare accuracy, discrimination and bias in face emotion recognition in those with current and remitted(More)
Cannabinoid receptor 1 (CB1) gene (CNR1) knockout mice are prone to develop anhedonic and helpless behavior after chronic mild stress. In humans, the CB1 antagonist rimonabant increases the risk of depressed mood disorders and anxiety. These studies suggest the hypothesis that genetic variation in CB1 receptor function influences the risk of depression in(More)
Reduced hippocampal volume has been reported in depression and may be involved in the aetiology of depressive symptoms and vulnerability to depressive relapse. Neuroplasticity following antidepressant drug treatment in the hippocampus has been demonstrated in animal models but adaptive changes after such treatment have not been shown in humans. In this(More)
BACKGROUND The neuroplastic pathway, which includes cyclic adenosine monophosphate response element-binding protein 1 (CREB1), brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF), and its receptor (neurotrophic tyrosine kinase receptor, type 2 [NTRK2]), plays a crucial role in the adaptation of brain to stress, and thus variations of these genes are plausible risk(More)
OBJECTIVE Increased amygdala response to negative emotions seen in functional MRI (fMRI) has been proposed as a biomarker for negative emotion processing bias underlying depressive symptoms and vulnerability to depressive relapse that are normalized by antidepressant drug treatment. The purpose of this study was to determine whether abnormal amygdala(More)
BACKGROUND Vulnerability to relapse persists after remission of an acute episode of major depressive disorder. This has been attributed to abnormal biases in the processing of emotional stimuli in limbic circuits. However, neuroimaging studies have not so far revealed consistent evidence of abnormal responses to emotional stimuli in limbic structures, such(More)
Both reduced serotonergic (5-HT) function and negative emotional biases have been associated with vulnerability to depression. In order to investigate whether these might be related we examined 5-HT modulation of affective processing in 14 remitted depressed subjects compared with 12 never depressed controls matched for age and sex. Participants underwent(More)