Rubidium in psychiatry: Research implications

  title={Rubidium in psychiatry: Research implications},
  author={Parviz Malek-Ahmadi and John Alexander Williams},
  journal={Pharmacology Biochemistry and Behavior},
Rubidium, Salami and Depression
If rubidium is found in salami, then the occasional slice could be more beneficial for people suffering from depression than taking a lot of medication, as it is mainly found in red meat.
Nutrients and cancer: An introduction to cesium therapy
Association of alkali metals and Alkaline-earth metals with the risk of schizophrenia in a Chinese population: A Case-Control study.
Br, Rb, Zn, Fe, Se and K in blood of colorectal patients by INAA and PIXE.
Rubidium chloride modulated the intestinal microbiota community in mice
Results revealed that enrichments of Clostridium XlVa, Alistipes and sulfate-reducing bacteria could act on brain-gut-microbiota axis by affecting serotonergic system and immune system.
Recovery of Rubidium and Cesium Resources from Brine of Desalination through t-BAMBP Extraction
50 billion cubic meters of brine every year creates ecological hazards to the environment. In order to reuse brine efficiently, rubidium and cesium were recovered in this experiment. On the other
Insights into the structures of the gas-phase hydrated cations M⁺(H₂O)(n)Ar (M = Li, Na, K, Rb, and Cs; n = 3-5) using infrared photodissociation spectroscopy and thermodynamic analysis.
The hydration of alkali cations yields a variety of structural conformers with varying numbers of water molecules in the first solvation shell, leading to the suggestion that K(+) can "move" easily in or through biological systems, concealing its identity as an ion under the "appearance" or disguise of a water molecule.


Prediction of lithium response.
Evidence of Brain Dopamine Deficiency in Schizophrenia
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    Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie
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It is concluded that currently accepted modes of pharmacological therapy are in the short-term controlling the dopamine supersensitivity secondary to a deficiency, but contributing in the long-term to increase the dopamine deficiency, and so exacerbate the supersensitivity.
Distribution of Caesium and Rubidium in Human Blood
The results for two subjects on three occasions show a fairly consistent ratio of 1 : 3 for the caesium-137 content of the plasma to that of the erythrocytes.
Neutron activation analysis of trace elements in skin. IX. Rubidium in normal skin
Regional variations of levels of rubidium (Rb) in normal adult skin were determined by non‐destructive neutron activation analysis combined with gamma spectroscopy.
Atomic Absorption Spectrophotometry of Rubidium in Biological Fluids
Methods for preparing standards, optimum instrument settings, and special treatment of samples were established with specimens from monkeys treated with rubidium, applicable to human bloods from patients receiving rubidium therapy when such therapy is begun for treatment of affective disorders.
Distributon of trace elements in organs of mice of different inbred strains
The differences in concentrations found in the various organs of the five inbred strains—especially the distribution pattern of rubidium—may allow further genetic experiments and thus help to elucidate the physiology and pathology of trace elements.
Trace element concentration in human brain. Activation analysis of cobalt, iron, rubidium, selenium, zinc, chromium, silver, cesium, antimony and scandium.
It was shown that the variation in concentration of the non-essential elements in the different brain regions was greater than the corresponding variations in Concentration of the essential elements.
Daily intake of some major and trace elements.
The results indicate that the average daily intake of Na, Mg, K, Fe, Sr, Mn and Cu is higher in Indian diet than that given in ICRP report (Committee 11), whereas the averagedaily intake of Ca and Li is significantly lower.