• The effect of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on serum tryptophan metabolites 

      Aarsland, Tore Ivar Malmei; Leskauskaite, Ieva; Midttun, Øivind; Ulvik, Arve; Ueland, Per Magne; Oltedal, Leif; Erchinger, Vera Jane; Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim; Haavik, Jan; Kessler, Ute (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2019-05-31)
      Background: Prior studies suggest that activation of the tryptophan catabolism via the kynurenine pathway by proinflammatory cytokines may be involved in the pathophysiology of depression. Electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) ...
    • Genome wide association study identifies variants in NBEA associated with migraine in bipolar disorder 

      Jacobsen, Kaya Kvarme; Nievergelt, Caroline M.; Zayats, Tetyana; Greenwood, Tifany A.; Anttila, Verneri; Akiskal, Hagop Souren; Haavik, Jan; Fasmer, Ole Bernt; Kelsoe, John R.; Johansson, Stefan; Ødegaard, Ketil Joachim (Peer reviewed; Journal article, 2015-10-12)
      Background. Migraine is a common comorbidity among individuals with bipolar disorder, but the underlying mechanisms for this co-occurrence are poorly understood. The aim of this study was to investigate the genetic background ...