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Affective Disorders Clinical Trials

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Clinical Trial of AVL-3288 in Schizophrenia Patients

This study will be in 24 non-smoking outpatients with schizophrenia or schizoaffective disorder. Subjects will complete three treatment phases, each involving 5 straight days of taking AVL-3288 (10 mg or 30 mg study drug or placebo) followed by a 16 day washout period in which subjects do not take the ...

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Cannabis Schizophrenia and Reward: Self-Medication and Agonist Treatment?

Substance use disorders are strikingly common in patients with schizophrenia and contribute to its morbidity and cost to society. We have proposed a neurobiological formulation suggesting that cannabis and other substance use in these patients may ameliorate a dysfunction in the brain reward circuit(thus serving a "self-medication" function), while also ...

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Examining Dose-Related Effects of Oxytocin on Social Cognition Across Populations

Social cognitive impairments, particularly deficits and distortions in recognition and interpretation of social cues and representations of thoughts, intentions, and feelings of otherstermed mentalizationare a key contributor to the pathology and morbidity of a number of psychiatric disorders, including the schizophrenia spectrum, the autism spectrum and personality disorders. Individuals with ...

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Ketamine as an Adjunctive Therapy for Major Depression

Pragmatic, randomised, controlled, parallel-group, pilot trial. Trial participants will be patients admitted to St Patrick's University Hospital for treatment of a depressive episode. The investigators aim to recruit up to 20 participants who will be eligible for this study and randomly allocate 10 patients to each group. The participants will ...

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Retrain Your Brain in Children/Adolescents With Bipolar Disorder: A Pilot Study

Prior studies have shown that "computer assisted cognitive remediation"--meaning using computer "games" to build up a skill that has been shown to be impaired in a specific disorder--can result in improvement in psychiatric illnesses--including schizophrenia. This will be the first National Institute of Mental Health (NIMH)-funded study to use this ...

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Cognitive-Behavioral Rehabilitation for Bipolar Disorder

Methods/Design The study compares Cognitive Behavioral Rehabilitation with Treatment as Usual (TAU), the latter being the commonly offered pharmacological treatment to bipolar patients. The psychological intervention will consist of twelve weekly group sessions, lasting 90 minutes each, and including 8 to 10 individuals. Subjects will be randomly assigned to one ...

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Minocycline Augmentation of Clozapine for Treatment Resistant Schizophrenia

The primary objective is to determine if the addition of minocycline to Clozapine, Treatment as Usual (TAU) Improves negative symptoms and/or positive symptoms. The secondary objectives are to determine: Effects on cognitive functioning. Effects on social functioning and quality of life. Safety and tolerability. Possible additive effects of Minocycline added ...

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Impact of Pregnancy and the Postpartum Period on Women With Bipolar Disorder

Bipolar disorder is a serious medical illness that causes shifts in a person's mood, energy, and ability to function. In women, it is particularly prevalent during the childbearing years. It is estimated that 100,000 of the women who give birth each year have bipolar disorder. Very little is known, however, ...

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Role of Anti-Inflammatory Agents in Patients With Schizophrenia

There is some evidence that anti-inflammatory treatment may have beneficial effects in schizophrenia and major depression. Cox-2 inhibitors have been tested in preliminary clinical trials for schizophrenia and depression, showing favourable effects compared to placebo (Muller and Schwarz et al 2009). Statins were introduced as cholesterol-lowering agents but have found ...

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NMDA Receptor Antagonist Nitrous Oxide Targets Affective Brain Circuits

Most clinical major depression responds to standard treatments (medication and psychotherapy); however, a significant subset of depressed patients (15-20%) do not respond to these treatments and are referred to as treatment-resistant major depression (TRMD). New treatments for TRMD are needed, and one promising line of research are drugs known as ...

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