Maria Radziwoń-Zaleska

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Previously, we demonstrated antidepressant-like effect of magnesium (Mg) in the forced swim test (FST). Moreover, the joint administration of Mg and imipramine (IMI) at ineffective doses per se, resulted in a potent reduction in the immobility time in this test. In the present study, we examined the effect of immobility stress (IS), and Mg and/or IMI(More)
The clinical efficacy of current antidepressant therapies is unsatisfactory; antidepressants induce a variety of unwanted effects, and, moreover, their therapeutic mechanism is not clearly understood. Thus, a search for better and safer agents is continuously in progress. Recently, studies have demonstrated that zinc and magnesium possess antidepressant(More)
The antidepressant-like activity of magnesium, the non-specific N-methyl-D-aspartate glutamate receptor antagonist, in the mice forced swim test was demonstrated previously. In the present study, the effects of this biometal were studied in the rat forced swim test. Magnesium (MgCl2) at doses ranging from 15 to 50 mg Mg/kg reduced the immobility time in the(More)
The present study shows the evaluation of clinical state and serum level of tricyclic antidepressants in thirty-eight depressive younger and elderly patients during 8-week observation. We observed no statistically significant differences, neither in psychometric scale scores nor in drug serum levels in both groups of patients.
The difference between Therapeutic Drug Monitoring (TDM) and uncontrolled therapy consists in the fact that in TDM we can predict a certain scheme of treatment according to clinical and laboratory results. It is a method which serves to increase the efficacy and safety of pharmacotherapy in an individual patient. This paper presents the results of the(More)
The genetic polymorphism of drug oxidation mediated by cytochrome P450IID6 (CYP2D6) was determined in 154 Polish volunteers using debrisoquine as the test substance. The results showed a bimodal distribution of the debrisoquine metabolic ratio (MR). Nine persons (5.8%) with MR>12.6 were classified as poor metabolisers (gene frequency 0.242), which is in(More)
Magnesium is one of the most essential mineral in the human body, connected with brain biochemistry and the fluidity of neuronal membrane. A variety of neuromuscular and psychiatric symptoms, including different types of depression, was observed in magnesium deficiency. Plasma/serum magnesium levels do not seem to be the appropriate indicators of depressive(More)
Hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and elevated cortisol levels is characteristic of the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder (MDD). The aim of this study was to determine whether increased plasma cortisol levels appear in patients with major depression and if effective antidepressant treatment by fluoxetine leads to(More)
Hyperactivity of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and elevated cortisol (CORT) levels are characteristics of the pathophysiology of major depressive disorder. The aim of this study was to determine whether increased plasma CORT levels appear in patients with major depression and if effective antidepressant treatment by clomipramine (CLO) leads(More)
Preclinical and clinical studies have demonstrated that zinc possesses antidepressant properties and that it may augment the therapy with conventional, that is, monoamine-based, antidepressants. In this review we aim to discuss the role of zinc in the pathophysiology and treatment of depression with regard to the monoamine hypothesis of the disease.(More)