M Vojtĕchovskỳ

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BACKGROUND Recent psychiatric literature, while indicating a high incidence of postpartum depression, contains a few clinical reports which support our observations that women with episodic bipolar disorder often remain well without treatment during pregnancy. Our retrospective study statistically examines the clinical course of 28 women with RDC typical(More)
Several studies have indicated that patients with bipolar disorder (BD) who respond well to lithium prophylaxis constitute a biologically distinct subgroup. Lithium is thought to stabilize mood by acting at the phosphoinositide cycle. We have investigated a polymorphism located in the gene (PLCG1) that codes for a gamma-1 isozyme of phospholipase (PLC), an(More)
A number of association studies have investigated the role of the monoamine oxidase A (MAOA) gene in the susceptibility to bipolar disorder. Although some studies have reported positive findings, there remains some controversy, because results from different studies have not been consistent. A common explanation for inconsistencies between studies is(More)
Recent epidemiological studies of mania suggest that admissions correlate with length of day and sunlight. As well, seasonal affective disorder--a depression occurring in winter, is reported to respond to light therapy and it has been proposed that supersensitivity to light is a trait-marker of manic-depressive illness. Dark adaptation threshold (D.A.T.)--a(More)
OBJECTIVE To test for genetic linkage and association with GABAergic candidate genes in lithium-responsive bipolar disorder. DESIGN Polymorphisms located in genes that code for GABRA3, GABRA5 and GABRB3 subunits of the GABAA receptor were investigated using association and linkage strategies. PARTICIPANTS A total of 138 patients with bipolar 1 disorder(More)