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MALENKA The most fascinating and important property of the mam- SHORT-TERM SYNAPTIC PLASTICITY malian brain is its remarkable plasticity, which can be thought of as the ability of experience to modify neural Virtually every synapse that has been examined in organisms circuitry and thereby to modify future thought, behavior, ranging from simple invertebrates to mammals exhibits nu- and feeling. Thinking simplistically, neural activity can merous different forms of short-term synaptic plasticity that modify the behavior of neural circuits by one of three mech- last on the order of milliseconds to a few minutes (for de- anisms: (a) by modifying the strength or efficacy of synaptic tailed reviews, see 1 and 2). In general, these result from a transmission at preexisting synapses, (b) by eliciting the short-lasting modulation of transmitter release that can growth of new synaptic connections or the pruning away occur by one of two general types of mechanisms.
The elevation of opioid peptide secretion may con- ceptors (316) discount solian 50mg on-line treatment quadratus lumborum. This analge- the anxiogenic effects of CCK-4 than are control subjects sic effect shows evidence of sensitization discount solian 50mg without a prescription treatment 911, because subse- (317 buy solian 100 mg visa medications ritalin,318) 100mg solian free shipping medications bipolar. Although the mechanism un- Potentially consistent with these data, Pitman et al. In by endogenous opiate release during symptom provoca- PTSD, CCK-4–induced panic was associated with a lower tion). In the baseline state, the CSF -endorphin levels were ACTH response in the PTSD study subjects than in healthy abnormally elevated in PTSD relative to control samples controls, and cortisol concentrations increased in both the (328). The elevation in the corti- evening plasma -endorphin levels in a PTSD group versus sol concentrations attenuated more rapidly in the PTSD healthy control samples (329). Another study found no dif- group than in the control group. Neither PD that some patients with combat-related PTSD experience an subgroup showed significant changes in the plasma cortisol attenuation of their hyperarousal symptoms (331). The elevation preclinical studies in experimental animals have shown that of ACTH concentrations suggested that CRH secretion in- opiates potently suppress central and peripheral noradrener- creases in CCK-4–induced panic in PD (consistent with gic activity, these data appear compatible with the hypothe- preclinical evidence regarding the role of CRH in stress and sis that some PTSD symptoms are mediated by noradrener- anxiety and the interaction of CRH and CCK in modulat- gic hyperactivity (discussed earlier). EVIDENCE OF ALTERATION IN OTHER those of opiate withdrawal (170). NEUROTRANSMITTER SYSTEMS IN ANXIETY DISORDERS PTSD Panic Disorder Neuropeptide Y Benzodiazepine NPY administered in low doses intraventricularly attenuates Increased symptomatology with – ++ experimentally induced anxiety in a variety of animal benzodiazepine antagonist models (332). Consistent with these data, transgenic rats Decreased number of + +++/– that overexpress hippocampal NPY show behavioral insensi- benzodiazepine receptors tivity to restraint stress and absent fear suppression of behav- using SPECT-iomazenil or PET-flumazenil binding ior in a punished drinking task (333). In healthy humans Opiate subjected to uncontrollable stress during military training Naloxone-reversible analgesia + NS exercises, plasma NPY levels increased to a greater extent Reduced plasma β-endorphin + NS in persons rated as having greater stress resilience (334). Elevated levels of CSF β-endorphin + – During stress exposure, the NPY plasma levels were posi- Serotonin Decreased serotonin reuptake site ++ +/– tively correlated with plasma cortisol concentrations and binding in platelets behavioral performance, and they were negatively correlated Decreased serotonin transmitter – +/– with dissociative symptoms (334). In contrast, patients with combat-related Increased anxiogenic responses to /– PTSD had lower plasma NPY concentrations both at base- 5-HT agonists line and in response to yohimbine challenge than healthy Thyroid controls (336). In the PTSD group, the baseline NPY levels Increased baseline indices of + – thyroid function were inversely correlated with PTSD and panic symptoms Increased TSH response to TRH + – and with yohimbine-induced increases in MHPG and sys- Somatostatin tolic blood pressure (336). If this finding proves reproduci- Increased somatostatin levels at + – ble, it suggests that a deficit in endogenous NPY secretion baseline in CSF may be involved in the generation of anxiety and sympa- Cholecystokinin Increased anxiogenic responses to + +++ thetic autonomic symptoms in PTSD. CCK agonists –, One or more studies did not support this finding (with no positive Thyrotropin-Releasing Hormone and the studies), or the majority of studies do not support this finding; +/–, an equal number of studies support this finding and do not support Thyroid Axis this finding; +, at least one study supports this finding and no studies do not support the finding, or the majority of studies In the early twentieth century, Graves described cases in support the finding; ++, two or more studies support this finding, which thyroid hormone hypersecretion was associated with and no studies do not support the finding; +++, three or more studies support this finding, and no studies do not support the anxiety, palpitations, breathing difficulties, and rapid heart finding; +++/–, three or more studies support this finding, and rate in persons recently exposed to traumatic stress. Never- one study does not support the finding; cAMP, cyclic adenosine 3, 5-monophosphate; CCK, cholecystokinin; CSF, cerebrospinal fluid;′ ′ theless, systematic epidemiologic studies of the relationship NS, not studied; PTSD, posttraumatic stress disorder; SPECT, single between stress and thyroid disease have not been conducted. The most straightforward forms of respira- tory stimulation that produce panic anxiety produce eleva- tions of carbon dioxide pressure (hypercapnia). Thus, panic Respiratory System Dysfunction in Panic attacks can be consistently induced in patients with PD by Disorder rebreathing air, inhaling 5% to 7% carbon dioxide in air Associations between respiratory perturbation and acute (343,344), or inhaling a single deep breath of 35% carbon anxiety have been demonstrated in PD, in which various dioxide (345,346). Other panicogenic chemical challenges forms of respiratory stimulation consistently produce panic have also been hypothesized to induce anxiogenic effects Chapter 63: Neurobiological Basis of Anxiety Disorders 921 through respiratory stimulation (340,341,347). Although enous mechanisms for modulating the neural transmission the panicogenic mechanism of intravenous administration of information about aversive stimuli and responses to such of sodium lactate remains unclear, it may also involve respi- stimuli. Novel treatments being developed to exploit the ratory stimulation (339,340). Nevertheless, these pathophysiology of specific anxiety disorders and the neural data partly depend on subjective ratings of dyspnea during pathways involved in anxiety and fear processing, the devel- stress or respiratory stimulation, and the mechanisms under- opment of therapeutic strategies that combine both types lying this sensitivity remain unclear. 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Two uncontrolled stud by either citalopram or placebo 100 mg solian with mastercard medicine and health, and citalopram was well tolerated by the elderly subjects in this study solian 100mg mastercard medications like tramadol. In another ies of buspirone in dementia patients with agitated behavior study of demented patients with AD or vascular dementia have been reported order solian 100mg mastercard medications contraindicated in pregnancy. A modest but statistically significant anxiety purchase solian 50mg online medications used to treat migraines, fear/panic, mood level, and restlessness. The differ overall reduction of agitated behaviors was noted, as was a ences between fluvoxamine and placebo, however, failed substantial variability in response, with 4 of the 10 patients to reach statistical significance. Although more studies are demonstrating marked declines in disruptive behaviors. In needed to evaluate the possible roles of the SSRIs for disrup a similar study, Hermann and Eryavec (82) prescribed tive agitation, results to date do not support their use as buspirone to a group of elderly nursing home residents with first-line agents for this indication. All subjects had demonstrated severe behavioral Other Serotoninergic Drugs disturbances, including agitation and aggression, and all had Trazodone is a sedating antidepressant with serotoninergic failed to improve with previous trials of other types of psy agonist activity. Simpson and Foster (88) treated four de- Chapter 88: Alzheimer Disease: Treatment of Noncognitive Behavioral Abnormalities 1261 mented patients who manifested disruptive behaviors with superiority of carbamazepine compared with placebo was trazodone after antipsychotic drug treatment had proved attributable primarily to a greater decrease in agitation and ineffective. In this anecdotal report, trazodone in doses of aggression in the carbamazepine group. Pinner and Rich (89) treated seven demonstrated antimanic activity. Again, all subjects had failed to improve with tated behaviors with doses of valproate ranging from 500 antipsychotic drug therapy. Three of the seven patients mg twice daily to 500 mg three times daily; treatment lasted demonstrated an apparent marked decrease in aggressive for 1 to 3 months. Substantial behavioral improvement was behavior following 4 to 6 weeks of trazodone at doses rang noted in two of the four patients, and adverse effects did ing from 200 to 350 mg/d. A recently reported multisite study of the anti study comparing haloperidol, trazodone, behavioral man convulsant valproate sodium has been less encouraging (97). In a double-blinded, placebo-controlled crossover turely. Although at the end of the study agitation was re study, Lawlor et al. Methodologically, this study a small but significant behavioral improvement in compari was designed to address 'mania-like' symptoms in persons son with placebo, whereas buspirone had no apparent ef with AD, and the higher doses of valproate typically pre- fect. Lower doses of valproate may have beneficial therapeutic effects with a more tolerable adverse effect pro- Anticonvulsant Drugs file. Because the hyperactive and aggressive behaviors encoun tered in the manic phase of bipolar disorder at least superfi Cholinergic Enhancement cially can resemble agitated behaviors in AD and other de mentias, the anticonvulsant drugs effective in the treatment That drugs that enhance cholinergic neurotransmission in of mania may benefit behaviorally disturbed patients with the central nervous system decrease agitation and psychotic dementia. Lithium has not been helpful for behavioral symptoms in persons with mild to moderate AD has been symptoms in AD (91). Marin and Greenwald (92) treated an unanticipated finding of large, multisite outcome trials two AD patients and one MID patient with carbamazepine demonstrating modest positive effects of these agents on in an attempt to reduce combative, agitated behaviors. The contribution of a presy Within 2 weeks of carbamazepine treatment at doses rang naptic cholinergic deficit to memory and other cognitive ing from 100 to 300 mg/d, behavioral improvement was impairments in AD (69,70) has been a cornerstone of AD noted in all subjects. In a larger open study of AD patients drug development. Interest in a potential contribution of who had failed to respond to antipsychotic drugs (93), re this cholinergic deficit to noncognitive behavioral problems duction in hostility, agitation, and uncooperativeness was in AD increased after Cummings (101) observed that the noted in five of nine patients. In this study, two patients agitation and psychotic symptoms characteristic of delirium whose agitated behaviors decreased manifested ataxia and induced by anticholinergic drug toxicity resemble some confusion, which resolved with reduction of the carbamaze noncognitive behavioral symptoms occurring sponta pine dose. The mean dose of carbamazepine in this study neously in AD (e. In contrast to enthusiastic authors of these reasoned that enhancing brain cholinergic neurotransmis small reports, Chambers et al. Empiric from carbamazepine in 19 elderly patients with dementia support for this hypothesis came from a carefully performed who were prescribed carbamazepine at doses of 100 to 300 single-case study in which the cholinesterase inhibitor phy mg/d. Target symptoms in this study were wandering, over- sostigmine reduced psychotic symptoms in a patient with activity, and restlessness. Further support has come in long-term care facilities with disruptive agitated behav from post hoc and secondary outcome analyses of large, mul iors. The modal carbamazepine dose at 6 weeks was 300 ticenter cholinesterase inhibitor outcome trials in AD. Statistical addition to demonstrating modest effects on cognitive func- 1262 Neuropsychopharmacology: The Fifth Generation of Progress tion, the cholinesterase inhibitors tacrine (104), galantam AD remains limited despite the prevalence of these prob ine (105), donepezil (106), metrifonate (107), and (in DLB lems and their impact on patient management. Extrapolat subjects) rivastigmine (108) significantly improved such ing from psychopharmacologic outcome studies in younger, noncognitive behaviors as delusions, hallucinations, pacing, nondemented patients with such diseases as depression and and uncooperativeness more than did placebo. However, schizophrenia has not been a satisfactory approach to devel these large, multicenter cholinesterase inhibitor studies ex oping effective pharmacologic treatments for noncognitive cluded AD patients with substantial noncognitive behav behavioral disturbances in elderly patients with AD and ioral problems. It is just such severely disturbed patients other dementing disorders. The clear placebo responses who must be studied prospectively to establish the clinical noted in several carefully performed pharmacologic trials in importance of cholinesterase inhibitors in the management AD patients with noncognitive behavioral problems empha of noncognitive behavioral problems in AD. More must be learned about fects of cholinergic enhancement on noncognitive symp the neurobiological substrates of psychotic and disruptive toms in AD come from a multicenter trial of the selective agitated behaviors in AD. Such knowledge is essential to M1 muscarinic cholinergic agonist xanomeline (109). 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