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The purpose of this study was to determine the morphine-induced place preference in rats pre-exposed to footshock stress and corticosterone (CORT). The authors also studied the involvement of dopamine mechanisms in the CORT-induced place preference. The results showed that chronic footshock or CORT exposure but not acute footshock or CORT exposure similarly(More)
OBJECTIVE To investigate the prevalence of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) among survivors from a coal mining accident after 2 and 10 months and factors related to PTSD. METHODS To estimate the prevalence of PTSD, 104 miners were surveyed through the PTSD Checklist-Civilian Version (PCL-C). Forty survivors including 24 severe PTSD patients and 24(More)
OBJECTIVE To explore the role of 5-HT and postsynaptic 5-HT1A receptors in the stress adaptation. METHODS p-PCA was used to deplete the 5-HT in rats. The 5-HT1A agonist 8-OH-DPAT and antagonist WAY100635 were used to determine the effect of postsynaptic 5-HT1A receptors on the ratso behaviors in the Elevated Plus-Maze test, the Forced Swimming test, and(More)
OBJECTIVE Pain symptoms are frequent complaints in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD). Although it is known that pain intensity and pain-related cognition predict quality of life (QOL) in patients with chronic pain, limited studies have examined their roles in MDD. The study aimed to determine whether pain and pain catastrophizing were(More)
OBJECTIVE Although selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors are now established as first-line pharmacotherapy for social anxiety disorder (SAD), other agents with different mechanisms have shown promise in treating SAD. The aim of this study was to examine the efficacy and safety of tandospirone in treating adolescents with SAD. METHODS Adolescent patients(More)
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