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Missig G, Ayers LW, Schulkin J, Rosen JB. Oxytocin reduces background anxiety in a fear-potentiated startle paradigm. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010;35(13):2607-16. doi:10.1038/npp.2010.155.
Oxytocin reportedly decreases anxious feelings in humans and may therefore have therapeutic value for anxiety disorders, such as post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD). As PTSD patients have exaggerated startle responses, a fear-potentiated startle paradigm in rats may have face validity as an animal model to examine the efficacy of oxytocin in treating these symptoms. Oxytocin (0, 0.01, 0.1, or 1.0 μg, subcutaneously) was given either 30 min before fear conditioning, immediately after fear conditioning, or...
Carpenter LL, Gawuga CE, Tyrka AR, Lee JK, Anderson GM, Price LH. Association between plasma IL-6 response to acute stress and early-life adversity in healthy adults. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2010;35(13):2617-23. doi:10.1038/npp.2010.159.
Increased production of peripheral cytokines and other pro-inflammatory markers has been linked to psychiatric disorders such as major depressive disorder and post-traumatic stress disorder. Recent research has pointed to early-life stress, particularly childhood maltreatment, as an independent and preventable risk factor for systemic inflammation in adulthood. Some data suggest that adults with a history of childhood maltreatment exhibit a heightened inflammatory response to acute stress challenge. To...

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Get to Know your Board of Directors for 2014-2015

July 1 is the start of CPNP’s fiscal year and the transition of officers on the Board of Directors. We express a wealth of thanks and gratitude to board members who concluded their board term as of June 30, 2014.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) 2014 Annual Meeting

Phoenix, Arizona served as host city for the College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacist’s 17th Annual Meeting held April 27-30. This four-day conference hosted 625 attendees and featured nearly 30 hours of cutting-edge scientific presentations, three industry supported symposium, two product theaters and a display of 169 scientific posters. Deanna Kelly, PharmD, BCPP, Professor, University of Maryland, Baltimore, MD, served as Program Chair of the CPNP Annual Meeting.

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists (CPNP) Announces Saklad Memorial Award and Research Award Recipients Presented at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting

Saklad Memorial Award

CPNP was honored to present the Saklad Memorial Award at the 2014 CPNP Annual Meeting for the seventeenth time. This award celebrates the life and work of the late Judith J. Saklad. Dr. Saklad was a founding member of CPNP and nationally recognized as an innovator of pharmaceutical care to children and adults with serious mental disorders, developmental disabilities and mental retardation. The 2014 recipient is Dr. Cynthia Kirkwood.

College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists Releases 2013 Residency Director Survey Results

The College of Psychiatric and Neurologic Pharmacists has released the 2013 Residency Program Director Survey results. Every year, the Resident and New Practitioner Committee asks all Residency Directors with a residency program listed on cpnp.org to complete a brief survey. The purpose of this survey is to gather information which will assist the committee and CPNP in:

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