Timo Nuolivirta

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The association between the tryptophan hydroxylase 1 (TPH1) 218A/C polymorphism and (1) severity of major depressive disorder (MDD) and (2) response to treatment was studied. There were three study populations, the first consisting of 119 treatment-resistant MDD inpatients treated with electro-convulsive therapy (ECT), and the second of 98 MDD open care(More)
OBJECTIVE The Temperament and Character Inventory (TCI) is commonly used in adult populations. Our aim was to explore: (1) if there are specific differences in temperament dimensions related to depression in comparison with general population, (2) if the treatment response during the acute phase of major depressive disorder (MDD) is predictable by TCI(More)
Variation in antidepressive medication response according to 5-HT2A genotype has been reported in several studies. Temperament has been proposed to be one of the vulnerability factors in mood and anxiety disorders. We studied temperament profiles of 98 patients with major depression and explored the interaction between Temperament and Character Inventory(More)
OBJECTIVE Clozapine is associated with subjectively unpleasant or clinically serious side-effects, which may affect treatment adherence. The aims of the study were to explore the association of clozapine+ norclozapine serum concentration and other factors with subjective side-effects in schizophrenia patients. METHODS In this cross-sectional study, 237(More)
Brain-derived neurotrophic factor (BDNF) is suggested to play a role in the aetiology of major depression and in the antidepressant response in patients with major depression. Several BDNF gene polymorphisms have been investigated in the above-mentioned context. The aim of the present study was to examine the role of two BDNF gene polymorphisms (rs11030101(More)
The functional val108/158met polymorphism of the COMT gene (rs4680) was evaluated in major depressive disorder (MDD), and in the treatment response to antidepressants in MDD. We could not demonstrate any significant difference in the distribution of this COMT single-nucleotide polymorphism (SNP) in the treatment response to selective serotonin reuptake(More)
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