May 2015


“Mental illness is like any other medical illness”: a critical examination of the statement and its impact on patient care and society
A. Malla, R. Joober, A. Garcia

Research Papers

Increased levels of cerebrospinal fluid JNK3 associated with amyloid pathology: links to cognitive decline
S. Gourmaud, C. Paquet, J. Dumurgier, C. Pace, C. Bouras, F. Gray, J.-L. Laplanche, E.F. Meurs, F. Mouton-Liger, J. Hugon

Reduced activation in the ventral striatum during probabilistic decision-making in patients in an at-risk mental state
F. Rausch, D. Mier, S. Eifler, S. Fenske, F. Schirmbeck, S. Englisch, C. Schilling,  A. Meyer-Lindenberg, P. Kirsch, M. Zink

Vortioxetine: a meta-analysis of 12 short-term, randomized, placebo-controlled clinical trials for the treatment of major depressive disorder
C.-U. Pae, S.-M. Wang, C. Han, S.-J. Lee, A.A. Patkar, P.S. Masand, A. Serretti

The risk for major depression conferred by childhood maltreatment is multiplied by BDNF and SERT genetic vulnerability: a replication study
B. Gutiérrez, J.A. Bellón, M. Rivera, E. Molina, M. King, L. Marston, F. Torres-González, B. Moreno-Küstner, P. Moreno-Peral, E. Motrico, C. Montón-Franco, M.J. GildeGómez-Barragán, M. Sánchez-Celaya, M.A. Díaz-Barreiros, C. Vicens, J. de Dios Luna, I. Nazareth, J. Cervilla

Brain volume in male patients with recent onset schizophrenia with and without cannabis use disorders
L. Koenders, M.W.J. Machielsen,  F.J. van der Meer, A.C.M. van Gasselt, C.J. Meijer, W. van den Brink, M.W.J. Koeter, M.W.A. Caan, J. Cousijn, A. den Braber, D. van ‘t Ent, M.M. Rive, A.H. Schene, E. van de Giessen, C. Huyser, B.P. de Kwaasteniet, D.J. Veltman, L. de Haan

Grey matter, an endophenotype for schizophrenia? A voxel-based morphometry study in siblings of patients with schizophrenia
J. van der Velde, P.M. Gromann, M. Swart, L. de Haan, D. Wiersma, R. Bruggeman, L. Krabbendam, A. Aleman

CCNP News and Views

Obituary of Theodore L. Sourkes, PhD, FRSC, OC
Canadian College of Neuropsychopharmacology 2015 award winners


Correction – Impaired musical ability in people with schizophrenia

Psychopharmacology for the Clinician

Inappropriate benzodiazepine use in elderly patients and its reduction
C. Tannenbaum