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Effect of repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation on serum brain derived neurotrophic factor in drug resistant depressed patients.
BACKGROUND Depression has been associated with low brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) serum levels, while antidepressant drugs appear to mend this alteration. The purpose of this study was toExpand
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The inflammatory response system in treatment-resistant schizophrenia: increased serum interleukin-6
There is some evidence that the pathophysiology of schizophrenia is related to activation of the inflammatory response system (IRS), as indicated by increased serum concentrations of interleukin-6Expand
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Increased serum interleukin-8 and interleukin-10 in schizophrenic patients resistant to treatment with neuroleptics and the stimulatory effects of clozapine on serum leukemia inhibitory factor
There is now evidence that schizophrenia may be accompanied by an activation of the monocytic and T-helper-2 (Th-2) arms of cell-mediated immunity (CMI) and by various alterations in the Th-1 arm ofExpand
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Clinical variables related to suicide attempts in schizophrenic patients: a retrospective study
In this study, we investigated the possible association between clinical or pharmacological variables and suicidal behavior in a sample of chronic schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder patients.Expand
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Association between the ionotropic glutamate receptor kainate 3 (GRIK3) ser310ala polymorphism and schizophrenia
Schizophrenia is a severe psychiatric illness characterised by disturbance of thought, hallucination and delusions.1 Several studies have suggested that dysfunctions in the glutamatergic transmissionExpand
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Effects of atypical antipsychotics on the inflammatory response system in schizophrenic patients resistant to treatment with typical neuroleptics
There is now some evidence that schizophrenia may be accompanied by an activation of the inflammatory response system (IRS) and that typical antipsychotics may suppress some signs of IRS activationExpand
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Association between the G1001C polymorphism in the GRIN1 gene promoter region and schizophrenia
BACKGROUND The GRIN1 gene plays a fundamental role in many brain functions, and its involvement in the pathogenesis of the schizophrenia has been widely investigated. Non-synonymous polymorphismsExpand
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Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) at high and low frequency: an efficacious therapy for major drug-resistant depression?
OBJECTIVE Repetitive transcranial magnetic stimulation (rTMS) is proposed for the treatment of drug-resistant depression. Studies performed in accordance with evidence-based medicine (EBM) areExpand
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Anxiety disorders exhibit remarkably high rates of comorbidity with major depressive disorder (MDD). Mood and anxiety disorders are considered stress‐related diseases. Genetic variations in theExpand
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Dorsolateral prefrontal transcranial magnetic stimulation in patients with major depression locally affects alpha power of REM sleep
Sleep alterations are among the most important disabling manifestation symptoms of Major Depression Disorder (MDD). A critical role of sleep importance is also underlined by the fact that itsExpand
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