Teodor T Postolache

Summary

Affiliation: University of Maryland
Country: USA

Publications

  1. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behavior in Latinos: focus on the youth
    Alvaro Guzman
    University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Mood and Anxiety Program, 685 W Baltimore Street, Rm 502 MSTF, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 21:431-9. 2009
  2. doi request reprint Elevated levels of plasma phenylalanine in schizophrenia: a guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase-1 metabolic pathway abnormality?
    Olaoluwa Okusaga
    Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e85945. 2014
  3. pmc Cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. light therapy for preventing winter depression recurrence: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kelly J Rohan
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Trials 14:82. 2013
  4. ncbi request reprint Sports chronobiology consultation: from the lab to the arena
    Teodor T Postolache
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Sports Med 24:415-56, xiv. 2005
  5. pmc Changes in allergy symptoms and depression scores are positively correlated in patients with recurrent mood disorders exposed to seasonal peaks in aeroallergens
    Teodor T Postolache
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:1968-77. 2007
  6. pmc Allergy: a risk factor for suicide?
    Teodor T Postolache
    Teodor T Postolache, MD Mood and Anxiety Program MAP, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, MSTF Building Room 930, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Curr Treat Options Neurol 10:363-76. 2008
  7. ncbi request reprint Circadian phase shifting, alerting, and antidepressant effects of bright light treatment
    Teodor T Postolache
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Sports Med 24:381-413, xii. 2005
  8. pmc Pollen-specific immunoglobulin E positivity is associated with worsening of depression scores in bipolar disorder patients during high pollen season
    Partam Manalai
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bipolar Disord 14:90-8. 2012
  9. ncbi request reprint Mood sensitivity to seasonal changes in African college students living in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area
    Alvaro Guzman
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:584-91. 2007
  10. doi request reprint Elevated gliadin antibody levels in individuals with schizophrenia
    Olaoluwa Okusaga
    Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 14:509-15. 2013

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Publications42

  1. ncbi request reprint Suicidal behavior in Latinos: focus on the youth
    Alvaro Guzman
    University of Maryland, School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, Mood and Anxiety Program, 685 W Baltimore Street, Rm 502 MSTF, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 21:431-9. 2009
    ..Research focused on identifying risk and mediating factors for suicidal behavior in young Latinos is particularly relevant, given the size and rapid growth of the Latino population in the United States of America...
  2. doi request reprint Elevated levels of plasma phenylalanine in schizophrenia: a guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase-1 metabolic pathway abnormality?
    Olaoluwa Okusaga
    Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, United States of America Department of Psychiatry and Behavioral Sciences, The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, Houston, Texas, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 9:e85945. 2014
    ..This study aimed to compare phenylalanine, tyrosine, and their ratio (a proxy for PAH function) in a relatively large sample of schizophrenia patients and healthy controls...
  3. pmc Cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. light therapy for preventing winter depression recurrence: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial
    Kelly J Rohan
    Department of Psychology, University of Vermont, John Dewey Hall, Burlington, VT 05405 0134, USA
    Trials 14:82. 2013
    ..Time-limited alternative treatments with effects that endure beyond the cessation of acute treatment are needed to prevent the annual recurrence of SAD...
  4. ncbi request reprint Sports chronobiology consultation: from the lab to the arena
    Teodor T Postolache
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Sports Med 24:415-56, xiv. 2005
    ..Short vignettes of actual cases are presented for edification, and references are made to appropriate reviews found elsewhere in this issue...
  5. pmc Changes in allergy symptoms and depression scores are positively correlated in patients with recurrent mood disorders exposed to seasonal peaks in aeroallergens
    Teodor T Postolache
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:1968-77. 2007
    ....
  6. pmc Allergy: a risk factor for suicide?
    Teodor T Postolache
    Teodor T Postolache, MD Mood and Anxiety Program MAP, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, MSTF Building Room 930, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Curr Treat Options Neurol 10:363-76. 2008
    ....
  7. ncbi request reprint Circadian phase shifting, alerting, and antidepressant effects of bright light treatment
    Teodor T Postolache
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Sports Med 24:381-413, xii. 2005
    ..This article discusses the therapeutic use of bright light treatment, its side effects, and mechanisms of action...
  8. pmc Pollen-specific immunoglobulin E positivity is associated with worsening of depression scores in bipolar disorder patients during high pollen season
    Partam Manalai
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland at Baltimore, Baltimore, MD, USA
    Bipolar Disord 14:90-8. 2012
    ..In the current study, we examined a hypothesized relationship between allergen-specific immunoglobulin E (IgE) status and changes in allergy symptoms with worsening in depression scores...
  9. ncbi request reprint Mood sensitivity to seasonal changes in African college students living in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area
    Alvaro Guzman
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:584-91. 2007
    ..As Africans also had a greater rate of summer SAD, this argues against acclimatization to heat...
  10. doi request reprint Elevated gliadin antibody levels in individuals with schizophrenia
    Olaoluwa Okusaga
    Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD USA
    World J Biol Psychiatry 14:509-15. 2013
    ..We aimed to replicate, in a larger sample and in a different geographical location, the previously reported elevation of anti-gliadin IgG antibodies in schizophrenia...
  11. pmc Association of seropositivity for influenza and coronaviruses with history of mood disorders and suicide attempts
    Olaoluwa Okusaga
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Affect Disord 130:220-5. 2011
    ..Nevertheless, systematic studies on the association between these viruses and mood disorders are lacking...
  12. doi request reprint Reading increases ocular illuminance during light treatment
    Aamar Sleemi
    Department of Psychiatry, Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 24:339-42. 2012
    ..In a recent study, we found that the relative duration of reading was positively associated with likelihood of remission after six weeks of light treatment...
  13. doi request reprint Improvement in depression scores after 1 hour of light therapy treatment in patients with seasonal affective disorder
    Gloria M Reeves
    Department of Psychiatry, Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 701 W Pratt Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 200:51-5. 2012
    ..This is the first study, to our knowledge, to document an immediate improvement with light treatment using a placebo-controlled design with a clinical sample of depressed individuals...
  14. doi request reprint Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin G antibodies and nonfatal suicidal self-directed violence
    Yuanfen Zhang
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 73:1069-76. 2012
    ..Another aim was to reevaluate the previously reported positive association between T gondii serointensity and a history of nonfatal suicidal self-directed violence...
  15. doi request reprint Suicide and prescription rates of intranasal corticosteroids and nonsedating antihistamines for allergic rhinitis: an ecological study
    Jong Min Woo
    Department of Psychiatry, Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Clin Psychiatry 72:1423-8. 2011
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  16. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variations in mood and behavior in Romanian postgraduate students
    Joseph J Soriano
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:870-9. 2007
    ..Finding an increased rate of summer SAD in the minority of those with access to air conditioners was surprising and deserves replication...
  17. doi request reprint Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers and history of suicide attempts in patients with schizophrenia
    Olaoluwa Okusaga
    Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Schizophr Res 133:150-5. 2011
    ..T. gondii serology might become, with interaction with vulnerability genes, a candidate biomarker for a subgroup of schizophrenia patients prone to attempting suicide...
  18. pmc Allergic rhinitis induces anxiety-like behavior and altered social interaction in rodents
    Leonardo H Tonelli
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroimmunology, Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201 1549, USA
    Brain Behav Immun 23:784-93. 2009
    ..These studies provide experimental evidence that sensitized rodents experience neuroimmune-mediated anxiety and reduced social interaction associated with allergic rhinitis...
  19. pmc Mood-worsening with high-pollen-counts and seasonality: a preliminary report
    Alvaro Guzman
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Affect Disord 101:269-74. 2007
    ..Since pollen is absent during winter, we specifically predicted that mood sensitivity to tree pollen will predict non-winter SAD but not winter SAD...
  20. pmc Seasonal spring peaks of suicide in victims with and without prior history of hospitalization for mood disorders
    Teodor T Postolache
    Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Affect Disord 121:88-93. 2010
    ..As the peak of suicide in spring could be a consequence of decompensation of mood disorders in spring, we hypothesized that prior history of mood disorders is predictively associated with suicide in spring...
  21. ncbi request reprint A prospective longitudinal study of seasonality in African students living in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area
    Alvaro Guzman
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:577-83. 2007
    ..Benefiting from certain unique features of our cohorts allowing adjustment for order effects, this is the first study to identify a seasonal variation in body weight with a peak in winter using longitudinal monthly measurements...
  22. doi request reprint Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers and history of suicide attempts in patients with recurrent mood disorders
    Timothy A Arling
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    J Nerv Ment Dis 197:905-8. 2009
    ..Although preliminary and bearing replication, this is the first report, to our knowledge, of an association between attempting suicide and T. gondii...
  23. ncbi request reprint Vitamin D: a potential role in reducing suicide risk?
    Muhammad M Tariq
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 23:157-65. 2011
    ..Here, we briefly review the literature on vitamin D, its deficiency, and its reported association with certain risk factors for suicide...
  24. ncbi request reprint Disturbed sleep: linking allergic rhinitis, mood and suicidal behavior
    Beverly J Fang
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street MSTF Building Room 930, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 2:30-46. 2010
    ....
  25. pmc Seasonality of mood and behavior in the Old Order Amish
    Uttam K Raheja
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Affect Disord 147:112-7. 2013
    ..We examined seasonality and winter seasonal affective disorder (SAD) in the Old Order Amish of Lancaster County, Pennsylvania, a unique population that prohibits use of network electric light in their homes...
  26. pmc Intranasal immune challenge induces sex-dependent depressive-like behavior and cytokine expression in the brain
    Leonardo H Tonelli
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroimmunology, Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore 21201 1549, MD, USA
    Neuropsychopharmacology 33:1038-48. 2008
    ..These results further our understanding of the role that the immune system may play in the pathophysiology of depression...
  27. pmc Descriptive epidemiology and underlying psychiatric disorders among hospitalizations with self-directed violence
    Natalya S Weber
    Preventive Medicine Program, Walter Reed Army Institute of Research, Silver Spring, Maryland, United States of America
    PLoS ONE 8:e59818. 2013
    ..While many studies have focused on suicides, the epidemiology of non-fatal self-directed violence is not well-defined...
  28. doi request reprint Calibration of response and remission cut-points on the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition for monitoring seasonal affective disorder treatment outcomes
    Gloria M Reeves
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, MD, USA
    J Affect Disord 138:123-7. 2012
    ..The purpose of this study is to define treatment response and remission cut-point scores for the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition (BDI-II) when used to monitor seasonal affective disorder (SAD) treatment...
  29. ncbi request reprint Airborne inflammatory factors: "from the nose to the brain"
    Leonardo H Tonelli
    Laboratory of Behavioral Neuroimmunology, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Front Biosci (Schol Ed) 2:135-52. 2010
    ..This article discusses current evidence about these mechanisms and associations with neurological and mental diseases...
  30. ncbi request reprint Sleep-wake and other biological rhythms: functional neuroanatomy
    John W Stiller
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Clin Sports Med 24:205-35, vii. 2005
    ....
  31. ncbi request reprint Sleep architecture and behavioral abnormalities in children and adolescents
    Gloria Reeves
    Division of Child and Adolescent Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 22:535-45. 2010
    ....
  32. ncbi request reprint Depression after delivery: risk factors, diagnostic and therapeutic considerations
    Debra A Scrandis
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, MSTF Building, Room 502, 685 West Baltimore Street, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:1670-82. 2007
    ....
  33. doi request reprint Suicidality and montelukast
    Partam Manalai
    Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Department of Psychiatry, 685 West Baltimore Street, MSTF Building Room 930, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Expert Opin Drug Saf 8:273-82. 2009
    ..Antiallergic medication could modulate or mediate these predictive associations. Recently, the FDA issued a warning raising concerns about the suicidality potential of montelukast and other leukotriene (LT) antagonists...
  34. ncbi request reprint Tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and major histocompatibility complex molecules in the normal brain and after peripheral immune challenge
    Leonardo H Tonelli
    Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland 21201 1549, USA
    Neurol Res 27:679-84. 2005
    ..This review will discuss the importance of infections on basic neuronal processes owing to the alteration in the brain of the balance of cytokines involved in higher brain functions...
  35. ncbi request reprint Precipitants of adolescent suicide: possible interaction between allergic inflammation and alcohol intake
    Gloria M Reeves
    Child and Adolescent Psychiatry Division and Mood and Anxiety Program, Department of Psychiatry, University of Maryland School of Medicine, Baltimore, Maryland, USA
    Int J Adolesc Med Health 19:37-43. 2007
    ..Considering the greater prevalence of allergy in adolescence when alcohol use starts, studies investigating the connection between allergy, alcohol, and suicide should be expanded to also include a focus on youth...
  36. ncbi request reprint Transcranial direct current stimulation for major depression: a general system for quantifying transcranial electrotherapy dosage
    Marom Bikson
    Teodor T Postolache, MD Mood and Anxiety Program, University of Maryland School of Medicine, 685 West Baltimore, MSTF Suite 930, Baltimore, MD 21201, USA
    Curr Treat Options Neurol 10:377-85. 2008
    ..As with any dosage guidelines, such a system does not supersede physician judgment on safety...
  37. ncbi request reprint Patients with seasonal affective disorder have lower odor detection thresholds than control subjects
    Teodor T Postolache
    Section on Biological Rhythms, National Institute of Mental Health NIH, 10 Center Dr, Room 3S 231, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Arch Gen Psychiatry 59:1119-22. 2002
    ..Because the olfactory system has a modulatory role in seasonal photoperiodic responses in certain species, we hypothesized that olfactory function may differ between patients with seasonal affective disorder and healthy control subjects...
  38. ncbi request reprint Seasonal changes in sleep duration in African American and African college students living in Washington, D.C
    Janna Volkov
    District of Columbia Department of Mental Health and St Elizabeths Hospital, Residency Training Program, Washington, DC 20032, USA
    ScientificWorldJournal 7:880-7. 2007
    ....
  39. ncbi request reprint Seasonal allergy and seasonal decrements in athletic performance
    Hirsh D Komarow
    Laboratory of Allergic Disease, National Institute of Allergy and Infectious Disease, National Institutes of Health, 10 Center Drive, Bethesda, MD 20892, USA
    Clin Sports Med 24:e35-50, xiii. 2005
    ..Doping considerations grant additional complexity to this issue and underscore the need for a competent, skillful, informed, and ethical approach to treating seasonal allergy in the competitive athlete...
  40. ncbi request reprint Inflammatory genes and neural activity: involvement of immune genes in synaptic function and behavior
    Leonardo H Tonelli
    Section on Neuroendocrine Immunology and Behavior, National Institute of Mental Health, NIH, DHHS, Bethesda, Maryland 20892 4020, USA
    Front Biosci 10:675-80. 2005
    ..This review will discuss recent data indicating a role for immune genes in synaptic stability and will also discuss the implications for specific brain functions involving mood and cognition...
  41. ncbi request reprint Seasonal variation in mood in African American college students in the Washington, D.C., metropolitan area
    Charles O Agumadu
    D C Department of Mental Health, Washington, D C, USA
    Am J Psychiatry 161:1084-9. 2004
    ..They hypothesized that winter seasonal affective disorder would be more prevalent than summer seasonal affective disorder...
  42. ncbi request reprint A longer biological night in long sleepers than in short sleepers
    Daniel Aeschbach
    Department of Medicine, Brigham and Women s Hospital, Harvard Medical School, Boston, Massachusetts 02115, USA
    J Clin Endocrinol Metab 88:26-30. 2003
    ..The persistence or inertia of an individual's circadian program, as was evident in constant conditions, may underlie the commonly experienced difficulty of changing habitual sleep duration willfully...