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Epidemiological findings of seasonal changes in mood and behavior. A telephone survey of Montgomery County, Maryland.
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It is apparent from this study that seasonal affective disorder represents the extreme end of the spectrum of seasonality that affects a large percentage of the general population and might provide valuable insight into pathogenesis, treatment, and prevention of affective illness. Expand
Prevalence of seasonal affective disorder at four latitudes
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Prevalence rates of winter SAD and subsyndromal SAD were found to be significantly higher at the more northern latitudes, while no correlation was found between latitude and summer SAD. Expand
Efficacy of agomelatine, a MT1/MT2 receptor agonist with 5-HT2C antagonistic properties, in major depressive disorder.
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It is confirmed that agomelatine is effective in treating major depression, including the most severely depressed patients, with a good safety and tolerability profile, therefore providing physicians with an effective pharmacological approach to antidepressant therapy. Expand
Efficacy and safety of aripiprazole vs. haloperidol for long-term maintenance treatment following acute relapse of schizophrenia.
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Aripiprazole demonstrated long-term efficacy that was comparable or superior to haloperidol across all symptoms measures, including significantly greater improvements for PANSS negative subscale scores and MADRS total score. Expand
The World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Guidelines for the Biological Treatment of Bipolar Disorders: Update 2009 on the Treatment of Acute Mania
  • H. Grunze, E. Vieta, +5 authors WFSBP Task Force on Treatment Guidelines for Bipol
  • Medicine
  • The world journal of biological psychiatry : the…
  • 1 January 2009
These updated guidelines are based on a first edition that was published in 2003, and have been edited and updated with the available scientific evidence until end of 2008. Their purpose is to supplyExpand
World Federation of Societies of Biological Psychiatry (WFSBP) Guidelines for the Pharmacological Treatment of Anxiety, Obsessive-Compulsive and Post-Traumatic Stress Disorders – First Revision
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Cognitive behavioural therapy (CBT) and other variants of behaviour therapy have been sufficiently investigated in controlled studies in patients with anxiety disorders, OCD, and PTSD to support them being recommended either alone or in combination with the above medicines. Expand
Efficacy of the novel antidepressant agomelatine on the circadian rest-activity cycle and depressive and anxiety symptoms in patients with major depressive disorder: a randomized, double-blind
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Higher efficacy results were observed with agomelatine as compared to sertraline on both depressive and anxiety symptoms over the 6-week treatment period, together with a good tolerability profile. Expand
Three circadian clock genes Per2, Arntl, and Npas2 contribute to winter depression
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Variations in the three circadian clock genes Per2, Arntl, and Npas2 are associated with the disease, supporting the hypothesis that the circadian clock mechanisms contribute to winter depression. Expand
The International Society for Bipolar Disorders (ISBD) task force report on antidepressant use in bipolar disorders.
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A consensus was reached on 12 statements on the use of antidepressants in bipolar disorder, and antidepressants should be prescribed only as an adjunct to mood-stabilizing medications. Expand
Reduced resting-state functional connectivity between amygdala and orbitofrontal cortex in social anxiety disorder
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These findings corroborate the proposed dysfunction of the fronto-amygdalar inhibition in anxiety disorders and indicate a modulatory influence of the anterior and posterior cingulate cortices on threat perception and processing. Expand
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