Navigation Links
If you are impulsive, take modafinil and count to 10
Date:2/1/2013

strategy from the attention deficit disorder 'playbook'. Modafinil has effects that resemble amphetamine. This interesting new study suggests that, if you are impulsive, modafinil may help your self-control," commented Dr. John Krystal, Editor of Biological Psychiatry.

They found that modafinil improved response inhibition in alcohol-dependent participants with initially poor response inhibition, but response inhibition was diminished in those who initially performed better. Modafinil also modulated brain activation in key brain regions directly involved response inhibition, but again, only in those patients with poor baseline response inhibition.

Schmaal explained further, "Most importantly, the study showed that modafinil had a positive effect in patients with high initial levels of impulsivity, whereas modafinil had a detrimental effect in patients with low initial levels of impulsivity. Positive effects of modafinil were associated with normalization of brain activation and connectivity patterns during the stop signal task."

These findings indicate that baseline levels of impulsivity should be taken into account when considering treatment with modafinil.

"The current observation of 'one size does not fit all' (i.e., that a pharmacotherapy may constitute a useful adjunct therapy for some individuals but not for others) calls for caution when prescribing modafinil and strongly supports the potential of and the need for personalized medicine," added Schmaal.


'/>"/>
Contact: Rhiannon Bugno
Biol.Psych@utsouthwestern.edu
214-648-0880
Elsevier
Source:Eurekalert

Page: 1 2

Related biology news :

1. Quantum communication: Each photon counts
2. Men more likely to commit research misconduct than female counterparts
3. Summit of osteoporosis experts from CIS countries issue 5-point call for action
4. Countering brain chemical could prevent suicides
5. Inspired: Canada funds 68 bold, inventive ways to improve health, save lives in developing countries
6. Dusts warming counters half of its cooling effect
7. Global Biotech and Pharmaceutical Conference Early Bird Registration Discounts End This Week
8. Childrens physical activity levels are not enough to counteract sedentary lifestyles
9. Bears, scavengers count on all-you-can-eat salmon buffet lasting for months
10. Scientists develop new carbon accounting method to reduce farmers use of nitrogen fertilizer
11. SF State researcher releases first results from nationwide bee count
Post Your Comments:
*Name:
*Comment:
*Email:
(Date:4/15/2014)... and Sciences (KNAW) has announced the names of five ... Prizes (one million US dollars prize money in total). ... merits to science. , This year marks the 50th ... Austrian-American chemist Erwin Chargaff in 1964. , KNAW ... following laureates: , Christopher M. Dobson, John ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... In recent years, it has become clear that ... previously assumed. In addition to the well-known building ... variations play an important role. Scientists now assume ... form a second layer of information that extends ... are rather like umlauts that extend the standard ...
(Date:4/15/2014)... 15, 2014 New research, partially funded by the ... shows that consumers can improve their diets simply by ... daily meals. , In a study ... Nutrition Sciences , lead author Theresa Nicklas, DrPH, of ... Nutrition Examination Survey datasets from 2005-2010 and evaluated the ...
Breaking Biology News(10 mins):Five scientists awarded prestigious Heineken Prizes 2German Research Foundation approves new priority program in the life sciences 2Eating rice boosts diet quality, reduces body weight and improves markers for health 2Eating rice boosts diet quality, reduces body weight and improves markers for health 3
... maternal health care issues facing women in eastern Burma ... to surveys by researchers at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg ... than 88 percent of women had a home delivery ... than 5 time as likely to receive no antenatal ...
... (Santa Barbara, Calif.) Women should go for the ... celebrations this season. While it has been known ... broccoli, cauliflower, and cabbage, can help prevent breast cancer, ... vegetables inhibit cell proliferation was unknown until now. ...
... possible applications for double-walled carbon nanotubes have excited ... renewable energy technologies. These tiny tubes, just two ... transparent, yet can still conduct electricity. This combination ... and a host of other applications. Up ...
Cached Biology News:Maternal health problems in Myanmar widespread 2UCSB scientists show how certain vegetables combat cancer 2
(Date:1/15/2014)... January 15, 2014 This webinar ... on nonclinical and clinical safety assessment in biosimilars. ... guide a path for biosimilar drug development, however ... of biosimilarity with regards to quality, safety and ... of biosimilar drug development and registration, development strategies ...
(Date:1/15/2014)... NC (PRWEB) January 15, 2014 ... an enhancement to its Online Web Portal for Life ... now have the ability to specify the subject matter ... nearly 50 life science sub-domains. This will help reduce ... and scientific fields, and decrease the likelihood of error. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... Doylestown, PA (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... – 11 p.m. , Location: Warrington Country Club, 1360 ... Hepatitis B Foundation, the only national nonprofit organization solely ... improving the quality of life for those affected worldwide, ... 11 at Warrington Country Club in Warrington, Pa. ...
(Date:1/14/2014)... York, NY (PRWEB) January 14, 2014 ... initiated coverage of Alliqua, Inc. (OTCQB: ALQA). Alliqua ... and marketing proprietary products to serve the wound ... , In late 2012, Alliqua was restructured ... launched the company’s new strategy to become a ...
Breaking Biology Technology:Xtalks Life Sciences Webinar Examines Safety Assessment of Biosimilars 2DTS Improves Efficiency for Life Science Document Translations 2Hepatitis B Foundation to Host Annual Crystal Ball Gala 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 2EquitiesIQ Initiates Coverage of Alliqua, Inc. 3
... Partners, Inc , the global entity resulting from the ... of this year, has launched a full suite of ... relates to Dual Energy X-Ray Absorptiometry ( DXA ). ... have formally launched state-of-the-art imaging solutions to address the ...
... Calif., Oct. 15 Connected ... listening to the music you love, comes to Fresno, ... 2010, the weekend before Veterans Day. ... those with combat-related post- traumatic stress. (Photo: ...
... Physicists at the University of California, Riverside have taken ... successfully achieving "tunneling spin injection" into graphene. An ... "spin." This spin comes in two forms electrons are ... and allows for more data storage than is possible with ...
Cached Biology Technology:CoreLab Partners Launches New DXA Imaging Service Offerings 2Connected! at The Fresno Revue 2Connected! at The Fresno Revue 3UC Riverside physicists pave the way for graphene-based spin computer 2UC Riverside physicists pave the way for graphene-based spin computer 3
... Combining linear motor and ballscrew ... pre-engineered Cartesian solutions that include ... management, and motors., , ... Pass through high-flex cabling for ...
UGT1A6 (D-20)...
... T Squareds patented high efficiency dynamic valve ... With the most compact, lightweight package in ... use in portable air and gas applications., ... high efficiency. , Includes DC Motor. ...
... designed for moving loads quickly and accurately. ... output while limiting overall size. The P5S-P ... ball bearings guided on two rails., ... provide energy absorption and controlled deceleration , ...
Biology Products: