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Adrian L. Lopresti
Murdoch University
PsychiatryPlaceboAntidepressantMajor depressive disorderMedicine
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Heart rate variability (HRV) is a measure of the variation between consecutive heartbeats. It provides a marker of the interplay between the parasympathetic and sympathetic nervous systems, and there is an increasing body of evidence confirming an increased HRV is associated with better mental and physical health. HRV may be a useful marker of stress as it represents the ability of the heart to respond to a variety of physiological and environmental stimuli. HRV tends to decrease as we age and i...
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#1Adrian L. Lopresti (Murdoch University)H-Index: 13
#2Stephen J. Smith (Murdoch University)H-Index: 2
Last. Peter D. Drummond (Murdoch University)H-Index: 50
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Herbal treatments are often used as a treatment for migraine. Therefore, an evaluation of their safety and efficacy is important. Based on the Preferred Reporting Items for Systematic Reviews and Meta-Analyses guidelines, and Cochrane Collaboration's tool for assessing the risk of bias, a systematic literature review of randomised, controlled human trials assessing the effects of herbal treatments delivered as a single ingredient for the acute or prophylactic treatment of migraine were conducted...
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#1Adrian L. Lopresti (Murdoch University)H-Index: 13
#2Stephen J. Smith (Murdoch University)H-Index: 2
Last. Peter D. Drummond (Murdoch University)H-Index: 50
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Study Objectives:Herbal medicines are frequently used by adults with sleep difficulties. However, evidence of their efficacy is limited. Therefore, the goal of this study was to examine the sleep-e...
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#1Adrian L. Lopresti (Murdoch University)H-Index: 13
#2Stephen J. Smith (Murdoch University)H-Index: 2
Last. Peter D. Drummond (Murdoch University)H-Index: 50
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Background:As a stand-alone intervention, saffron has efficacy for the treatment of mild-to-moderate depression. However, research as an adjunct agent is limited.Aims:The effects of saffron as an a...
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#1Adrian L. Lopresti (Murdoch University)H-Index: 13
#2Stephen J. Smith (Murdoch University)H-Index: 2
Last. Rahul KodguleH-Index: 1
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AbstractBackground:Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera (L.) Dunal) is a herb traditionally used to reduce stress and enhance wellbeing. The aim of this study was to investigate its anxiolytic effects on adults with self-reported high stress and to examine potential mechanisms associated with its therape
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Stress is the nonspecific response of the body to any demand for change. Excess or chronic psychological or environmental stress is associated with an increased risk of mental and physical diseases, with several mechanisms theorized to be associated with its detrimental effects. One underappreciated potential mechanism relates to the effects of psychological and environmental stress on micronutrient concentrations. Micronutrients (vitamins and minerals) are essential for optimal physical and men...
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#1Wolfgang Marx (Deakin University)H-Index: 12
#2Melissa Lane (Deakin University)H-Index: 1
Last. Olivia M. Dean (Deakin University)H-Index: 34
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CONTEXT: Saffron (Crocus sativus L.) has gained interest as a potential treatment in psychiatry. OBJECTIVE: This systematic review and meta-analysis sought to investigate the effect of saffron supplementation, as both an adjunctive therapy and monotherapy, on symptoms of depression and anxiety in clinical and general populations compared with pharmacotherapy or placebo. DATA SOURCES: Using the PRISMA guidelines, a systematic literature review of randomized controlled trials was conducted. DATA E...
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Abstract Psychological and pharmacological interventions are the most common treatments for adult depression. While these interventions have robust evidence supporting their efficacy, there remain up to 60 percent of individuals who do not respond to treatment, or only partially respond. Unfortunately, efforts at improving outcome rates from new or modified versions of psychological or pharmacological interventions have been disappointing. It is argued that increased treatment efficacy for depre...
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#1Adrian L. Lopresti (Murdoch University)H-Index: 13
#2Peter D. Drummond (Murdoch University)H-Index: 50
Last. Stephen J. Smith (Murdoch University)H-Index: 2
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Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is a herb commonly used in Ayurvedic medicine to promote youthful vigor, enhance muscle strength and endurance, and improve overall health. In this 16-week, randomi...
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#1Adrian L. LoprestiH-Index: 13
#2Peter D. DrummondH-Index: 50
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