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Teodor T Postolache
 

Teodor T Postolache M.D.

Academic Title: Professor
Primary Appointment: Psychiatry
tpostola@psych.umaryland.edu
Location: 685 W. Baltimore Street, 930
Phone: (410) 706-2323
Fax: (410) 706-0751

Personal History:

Dr. Teodor T. Postolache, a Professor of Psychiatry at the University of Maryland School of Medicine, is a graduate of the Cluj-Napoca Medical School in Romania. After several years of general practice in a remote rural area in Transylvania, he completed postgraduate studies in Medicine at the Vienna General Hospital (Vienna, Austria) and Broussais Hospital (Paris, France), residency training in Psychiatry at the Beth Israel Medical Center (New York, NY) and a fellowship at the National Institute of Mental Health (Bethesda, MD). Dr. Postolache is a diplomate of the American Board of Psychiatry and Neurology, and a licensed physician in Maryland and the District of Columbia.

His past clinical experience ranged from psychopharmacology in severely and persistent mentally ill, (having led the Psychopharmacology Consultation Service of the DC Department of Mental Health & St. Elizabeth's Hospital in Washington, DC), veterans, graduate students at the University of Maryland Schools of Medicine, Law, Social work and Nursing, students from Georgetown and George Washington University in DC and employees of the World Bank and the International Monetary Fund. Certified in Behavioral Sleep Medicine by the American Academy of Sleep Medicine, and NIH trained in circadian and seasonal rhythms, Dr. Postolache also conducts seminars on optimizing biological rhythms and sleep for elite athletes, for their trainers, coaches and therapists, as well as for trans-meridian "road warriors" and shift workers. Dr. Postolache investigates and addresses misalignments between environmental day and night, light and darkness, activity and rest, wakefulness and sleep, and markers of biological day and night. He also takes an active interest in interactions between allergens or microbes, immune function, and brain structures contributing to emotional and behavioral regulation and dysregulation. His clinical practice and teaching are based on a blend of evidence-based and art of medicine, with conceptual and hands-on approaches. Ultimately, he describes his clinical practice as a process of individualized brain stimulation for functional restoration, using stimulating counseling medications, bright or high light, avoidance of light, weak trans-cranial electric stimulation, and personalized environmental avoidance and exposure (e.g. gluten, allergens, probiotics, personalized bright or blue light exposure or avoidance, electric stimulation).

Dr. Postolache teaches undergraduates, graduate and postgraduate students, and residents, on integrative clinical neuroscience, with an original approach that is centered around fine-tuning neurophysiological processes through harmonizing the world within with the external world, focusing on physical, chemical, biological, socioeconomical and cultural vulnerabilities and triggers, and their interactions. His research is highly collaborative and multilevel, with ongoing projects in Germany, Denmark, Austria, Sweden, Lancaster PA (in Old Order Amish), and the VA. Dr. Postolache received a Laughlin award from the American College of Psychiatrists and the Fellows Award for Research Excellence from NIH, and was the finalist for the Endocrine Society 2004 International Award for Research Excellence (JCEM/ Pfizer). He was also awarded the Walter Weintraub Award for Teacher of the Year from the University of Maryland/Sheppard Pratt Psychiatry Residency Training, and a Teacher of the Year Award from the St. Elizabeths Hospital Residency Training Program. In addition, Dr. Postolache received a NARSAD Independent Investigator Award and, in addition to two previous smaller awards, in 2013, the Distinguished Investigator Award from the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention.

Research Interests:

  1. Environmental vulnerabilities, triggers and therapies
  2. Mood and Anxiety Disorders
  3. Suicide and suicide risk factors

Clinical Speciality:

  • Adult psychiatry
  • Behavioral sleep medicine

Grant Support:

Funded by NIH, VA, NARSAD, and the American Foundation for Suicide Prevention (Distinguished Investigator Award)


Publications:

  1. Okusaga O, Muravitskaja O, Fuchs D, Ashraf A, Hinman S, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Friedl M, Schiffman J, Hong E, Reeves G, Groer M, Dantzer R, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. Elevated levels of plasma phenylalanine in schizophrenia: a guanosine triphosphate cyclohydrolase-1 metabolic pathway abnormality? PLoS One. 2014 Jan 21;9(1):e85945. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0085945. eCollection 2014 Jan 21. PubMed PMID: 24465804; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3897774.
  2. Reeves GM, Mazaheri S, Snitker S, Langenberg P, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Friedl M, Okusaga O, Groer MW, Mangge H, Weghuber D, Allison DB, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. A Positive Association between T. gondii Seropositivity and Obesity. Front Public Health. 2013 Dec 25;1:73. doi: 10.3389/fpubh.2013.00073. eCollection 2013. PubMed PMID: 24400300; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3872312.
  3. Mangge H, Weghuber D, Prassl R, Haara A, Schnedl W, Postolache TT, Fuchs D. The Role of Vitamin D in Atherosclerosis Inflammation Revisited: More a Bystander than a Player? Curr Vasc Pharmacol. 2013 Dec 9. [Epub ahead of print] PubMed PMID: 24329737.
  4. Warren KR, Postolache TT, Groer ME, Pinjari O, Kelly DL, Reynolds MA. Role of chronic stress and depression in periodontal diseases. Periodontol 2000. 2014 Feb;64(1):127-38. doi: 10.1111/prd.12036. PubMed PMID: 24320960.
  5. Kanwar J, Okusaga O, Giegling I, Konte B, Vaswani D, Sleemi A, Vaswani R, Hartmann AM, Friedl M, Hong LE, Reeves G, Stephens S, Dixon L, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. In patients with schizophrenia, non-fatal suicidal self-directed violence is positively associated with present but not past smoking. Schizophr Res. 2013 Sep;149(1-3):194-5. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2013.06.010. Epub 2013 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 23810528.
  6. Qin P, Waltoft BL, Mortensen PB, Postolache TT. Suicide risk in relation to air pollen counts: a study based on data from Danish registers. BMJ Open. 2013 May 28;3(5). pii: e002462. doi: 10.1136/bmjopen-2012-002462. PubMed PMID: 23793651; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3669712.
  7. Patel F, Postolache N, Mohyuddin H, Vaswani D, Balis T, Raheja UK, Postolache TT. Seasonality patterns of mood and behavior in the Old Order Amish. Int J Disabil Hum Dev. 2012 Dec;12(1):53-60. PubMed PMID: 23667796; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3648994.
  8. Postolache TT, Cook TB. Is latent infection with Toxoplasma gondii a risk factor for suicidal behavior? Expert Rev Anti Infect Ther. 2013 Apr;11(4):339-42. doi: 10.1586/eri.13.20. PubMed PMID: 23566142.
  9. Kuehner RM, Vaswani D, Raheja UK, Sleemi A, Yousufi H, Mohyuddin H, Postolache N, Nijjar GV, Postolache TT. Test-retest reliability of the Seasonal Pattern Assessment Questionnaire in Old Order Amish. Int J Disabil Hum Dev. 2013 Feb;12(1):87-90. PubMed PMID: 23565353; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3615025.
  10. Weber NS, Fisher JA, Cowan DN, Postolache TT, Larsen RA, Niebuhr DW. Descriptive epidemiology and underlying psychiatric disorders among hospitalizations with self-directed violence. PLoS One. 2013;8(3):e59818. doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0059818. Epub 2013 Mar 26. PubMed PMID: 23555791; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3608546.
  11. Rohan KJ, Evans M, Mahon JN, Sitnikov L, Ho SY, Nillni YI, Postolache TT, Vacek PM. Cognitive-behavioral therapy vs. light therapy for preventing winter depression recurrence: study protocol for a randomized controlled trial. Trials. 2013 Mar 21;14:82. doi: 10.1186/1745-6215-14-82. PubMed PMID: 23514124; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3652773.
  12. Mangge H, Zelzer S, Puerstner P, Schnedl WJ, Reeves G, Postolache TT, Weghuber D. Uric acid best predicts metabolically unhealthy obesity with increased cardiovascular risk in youth and adults. Obesity (Silver Spring). 2013 Jan;21(1):E71-7. doi: 10.1002/oby.20061. Epub 2013 Jan 29. PubMed PMID: 23401248.
  13. Erhardt S, Lim CK, Linderholm KR, Janelidze S, Lindqvist D, Samuelsson M, Lundberg K, Postolache TT, Träskman-Bendz L, Guillemin GJ, Brundin L. Connecting inflammation with glutamate agonism in suicidality. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2013 Apr;38(5):743-52. doi: 10.1038/npp.2012.248. Epub 2012 Dec 3. PubMed PMID: 23299933; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3671988.
  14. Okusaga O, Yolken RH, Langenberg P, Sleemi A, Kelly DL, Vaswani D, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Friedl M, Mohyuddin F, Groer MW, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. Elevated gliadin antibody levels in individuals with schizophrenia. World J Biol Psychiatry. 2013 Sep;14(7):509-15. doi: 10.3109/15622975.2012.747699. Epub 2013 Jan 3. PubMed PMID: 23282016.
  15. Sleemi A, Johnson MA, Rohan KJ, Okusaga O, Adediran T, Uzoma H, Walsh C, Reeves G, Postolache TT. Reading increases ocular illuminance during light treatment. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2012;24(4):339-42. doi: 10.1515/ijamh.2012.049. PubMed PMID: 23183735.
  16. Raheja UK, Stephens SH, Mitchell BD, Rohan KJ, Vaswani D, Balis TG, Nijjar GV, Sleemi A, Pollin TI, Ryan K, Reeves GM, Weitzel N, Morrissey M, Yousufi H, Langenberg P, Shuldiner AR, Postolache TT. Seasonality of mood and behavior in the Old Order Amish. J Affect Disord. 2013 May;147(1-3):112-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2012.10.019. Epub 2012 Nov 17. PubMed PMID: 23164460; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3606685.
  17. Okusaga O, Postolache TT. Toxoplasma gondii, the Immune System, and Suicidal Behavior. In: Dwivedi Y, editor. The Neurobiological Basis of Suicide. Boca Raton (FL): CRC Press; 2012. Chapter 19. PubMed PMID: 23035283.
  18. Zhang Y, Träskman-Bendz L, Janelidze S, Langenberg P, Saleh A, Constantine N, Okusaga O, Bay-Richter C, Brundin L, Postolache TT. Toxoplasma gondii immunoglobulin G antibodies and nonfatal suicidal self-directed violence. J Clin Psychiatry. 2012 Aug;73(8):1069-76. doi: 10.4088/JCP.11m07532. Epub 2012 Jul 10. PubMed PMID: 22938818.
  19. Sublette ME, Postolache TT. Neuroinflammation and depression: the role of indoleamine 2,3-dioxygenase (IDO) as a molecular pathway. Psychosom Med. 2012 Sep;74(7):668-72. doi: 10.1097/PSY.0b013e318268de9f. Epub 2012 Aug 24. PubMed PMID: 22923699.
  20. Pedersen MG, Mortensen PB, Norgaard-Pedersen B, Postolache TT. Toxoplasma gondii infection and self-directed violence in mothers. Arch Gen Psychiatry. 2012 Nov;69(11):1123-30. PubMed PMID: 22752117.
  21. Woo JM, Okusaga O, Postolache TT. Seasonality of suicidal behavior. Int J Environ Res Public Health. 2012 Feb;9(2):531-47. doi: 10.3390/ijerph9020531. Epub 2012 Feb 14. Review. PubMed PMID: 22470308; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3315262.
  22. Manalai P, Hamilton RG, Langenberg P, Kosisky SE, Lapidus M, Sleemi A, Scrandis D, Cabassa JA, Rogers CA, Regenold WT, Dickerson F, Vittone BJ, Guzman A, Balis T, Tonelli LH, Postolache TT. Pollen-specific immunoglobulin E positivity is associated with worsening of depression scores in bipolar disorder patients during high pollen season. Bipolar Disord. 2012 Feb;14(1):90-8. doi: 10.1111/j.1399-5618.2012.00983.x. PubMed PMID: 22329476; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3293700.
  23. Reeves GM, Rohan KJ, Langenberg P, Snitker S, Postolache TT. Calibration of response and remission cut-points on the Beck Depression Inventory-Second Edition for monitoring seasonal affective disorder treatment outcomes. J Affect Disord. 2012 Apr;138(1-2):123-7. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2011.12.003. Epub 2012 Jan 25. PubMed PMID: 22277151.
  24. Stelzer I, Zelzer S, Raggam RB, Prüller F, Truschnig-Wilders M, Meinitzer A, Schnedl WJ, Horejsi R, Möller R, Weghuber D, Reeves G, Postolache TT, Mangge H. Link between leptin and interleukin-6 levels in the initial phase of obesity related inflammation. Transl Res. 2012 Feb;159(2):118-24. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2011.10.001. Epub 2011 Nov 4. PubMed PMID: 22243796.
  25. Reeves GM, Nijjar GV, Langenberg P, Johnson MA, Khabazghazvini B, Sleemi A, Vaswani D, Lapidus M, Manalai P, Tariq M, Acharya M, Cabassa J, Snitker S, Postolache TT. Improvement in depression scores after 1 hour of light therapy treatment in patients with seasonal affective disorder. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2012 Jan;200(1):51-5. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e31823e56ca. PubMed PMID: 22210362.
  26. Tariq MM, Streeten EA, Smith HA, Sleemi A, Khabazghazvini B, Vaswani D, Postolache TT. Vitamin D: a potential role in reducing suicide risk? Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2011;23(3):157-65. Review. PubMed PMID: 22191178.
  27. Woo JM, Gibbons RD, Rogers CA, Qin P, Kim JB, Roberts DW, Noh ES, Mann JJ, Postolache TT. Pollen counts and suicide rates. Association not replicated. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2012 Feb;125(2):168-75. doi: 10.1111/j.1600-0447.2011.01813.x. Epub 2011 Dec 19. PubMed PMID: 22176539.
  28. Woo JM, Gibbons RD, Qin P, Komarow H, Kim JB, Rogers CA, Mann JJ, Postolache TT. Suicide and prescription rates of intranasal corticosteroids and nonsedating antihistamines for allergic rhinitis: an ecological study. J Clin Psychiatry. 2011 Oct;72(10):1423-8. doi: 10.4088/JCP.10m06765. PubMed PMID: 22075102.
  29. Okusaga O, Langenberg P, Sleemi A, Vaswani D, Giegling I, Hartmann AM, Konte B, Friedl M, Groer MW, Yolken RH, Rujescu D, Postolache TT. Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers and history of suicide attempts in patients with schizophrenia. Schizophr Res. 2011 Dec;133(1-3):150-5. doi: 10.1016/j.schres.2011.08.006. Epub 2011 Sep 3. PubMed PMID: 21890329.
  30. Ling VJ, Lester D, Mortensen PB, Langenberg PW, Postolache TT. Toxoplasma gondii seropositivity and suicide rates in women. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2011 Jul;199(7):440-4. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e318221416e. PubMed PMID: 21716055; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3128543.
  31. Sublette ME, Galfalvy HC, Fuchs D, Lapidus M, Grunebaum MF, Oquendo MA, Mann JJ, Postolache TT. Plasma kynurenine levels are elevated in suicide attempters with major depressive disorder. Brain Behav Immun. 2011 Aug;25(6):1272-8. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2011.05.002. Epub 2011 May 14. PubMed PMID: 21605657; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3468945.
  32. Reeves G, Blaisdell C, Lapidus M, Langenberg P, Ramagopal M, Cabassa J, Bollinger MB, Nijjar GV, Anthony B, Achenbach T, Postolache TT. Sleep architecture and behavioral abnormalities in children and adolescents. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2010 Oct-Dec;22(4):535-45. PubMed PMID: 21404884.
  33. Groër MW, Yolken RH, Xiao JC, Beckstead JW, Fuchs D, Mohapatra SS, Seyfang A, Postolache TT. Prenatal depression and anxiety in Toxoplasma gondii-positive women. Am J Obstet Gynecol. 2011 May;204(5):433.e1-7. doi: 10.1016/j.ajog.2011.01.004. Epub 2011 Feb 23. PubMed PMID: 21345406; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3144318.
  34. Qin P, Mortensen PB, Waltoft BL, Postolache TT. Allergy is associated with suicide completion with a possible mediating role of mood disorder - a population-based study. Allergy. 2011 May;66(5):658-64. doi: 10.1111/j.1398-9995.2010.02523.x. Epub 2010 Dec 8. PubMed PMID: 21143241; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3482428.
  35. Okusaga O, Yolken RH, Langenberg P, Lapidus M, Arling TA, Dickerson FB, Scrandis DA, Severance E, Cabassa JA, Balis T, Postolache TT. Association of seropositivity for influenza and coronaviruses with history of mood disorders and suicide attempts. J Affect Disord. 2011 Apr;130(1-2):220-5. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2010.09.029. Epub 2010 Oct 27. PubMed PMID: 21030090; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC3043161.
  36. Virk G, Reeves G, Rosenthal NE, Sher L, Postolache TT. Short exposure to light treatment improves depression scores in patients with seasonal affective disorder: A brief report. Int J Disabil Hum Dev. 2009 Jul;8(3):283-286. PubMed PMID: 20686638; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2913518.
  37. Roecklein KA, Rohan KJ, Postolache TT. Is seasonal affective disorder a bipolar variant? Curr Psychiatr. 2010 Feb;9(2):42-54. PubMed PMID: 20495687; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2874241.
  38. Guzmán A, Koons A, Postolache TT. Suicidal behavior in Latinos: focus on the youth. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2009 Oct-Dec;21(4):431-9. Review. PubMed PMID: 20306758.
  39. Tonelli LH, Postolache TT. Airborne inflammatory factors: "from the nose to the brain". Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2010 Jan 1;2:135-52. Review. PubMed PMID: 20036935.
  40. Fang BJ, Tonelli LH, Soriano JJ, Postolache TT. Disturbed sleep: linking allergic rhinitis, mood and suicidal behavior. Front Biosci (Schol Ed). 2010 Jan 1;2:30-46. PubMed PMID: 20036927.
  41. Arling TA, Yolken RH, Lapidus M, Langenberg P, Dickerson FB, Zimmerman SA, Balis T, Cabassa JA, Scrandis DA, Tonelli LH, Postolache TT. Toxoplasma gondii antibody titers and history of suicide attempts in patients with recurrent mood disorders. J Nerv Ment Dis. 2009 Dec;197(12):905-8. doi: 10.1097/NMD.0b013e3181c29a23. PubMed PMID: 20010026.
  42. Postolache TT, Mortensen PB, Tonelli LH, Jiao X, Frangakis C, Soriano JJ, Qin P. Seasonal spring peaks of suicide in victims with and without prior history of hospitalization for mood disorders. J Affect Disord. 2010 Feb;121(1-2):88-93. doi: 10.1016/j.jad.2009.05.015. Epub 2009 Jun 16. PubMed PMID: 19535151; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2837087.
  43. Manalai P, Woo JM, Postolache TT. Suicidality and montelukast. Expert Opin Drug Saf. 2009 May;8(3):273-82. doi: 10.1517/14740330902932688. Review. PubMed PMID: 19505261.
  44. Tonelli LH, Katz M, Kovacsics CE, Gould TD, Joppy B, Hoshino A, Hoffman G, Komarow H, Postolache TT. Allergic rhinitis induces anxiety-like behavior and altered social interaction in rodents. Brain Behav Immun. 2009 Aug;23(6):784-93. doi: 10.1016/j.bbi.2009.02.017. Epub 2009 Mar 5. PubMed PMID: 19268702; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2743459.
  45. Kewalramani A, Bollinger ME, Postolache TT. Asthma and Mood Disorders. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008;1(2):115-123. PubMed PMID: 19180246; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2631932.
  46. Postolache TT, Roberts DW, Langenberg P, Muravitskaja O, Stiller JW, Hamilton RG, Tonelli LH. Allergen Specific IgE, Number and Timing of Past Suicide Attempts, and Instability in Patients with Recurrent Mood Disorders. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008;1(3):297-304. PubMed PMID: 19043595; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2586113.
  47. Reeves GM, Postolache TT, Snitker S. Childhood Obesity and Depression: Connection between these Growing Problems in Growing Children. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008 Aug;1(2):103-114. PubMed PMID: 18941545; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2568994.
  48. Scrandis DA, Langenberg P, Tonelli LH, Sheikh TM, Manogura AC, Alberico LA, Hermanstyne T, Fuchs D, Mighty H, Hasday JD, Boteva K, Postolache TT. Prepartum Depressive Symptoms Correlate Positively with C-Reactive Protein Levels and Negatively with Tryptophan Levels: A Preliminary Report. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008 Aug;1(2):167-174. PubMed PMID: 18924606; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2567806.
  49. Woo JM, Postolache TT. The impact of work environment on mood disorders and suicide: Evidence and implications. Int J Disabil Hum Dev. 2008;7(2):185-200. PubMed PMID: 18836547; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2559945.
  50. Bikson M, Bulow P, Stiller JW, Datta A, Battaglia F, Karnup SV, Postolache TT. Transcranial direct current stimulation for major depression: a general system for quantifying transcranial electrotherapy dosage. Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2008 Sep;10(5):377-85. PubMed PMID: 18782510.
  51. Postolache TT, Komarow H, Tonelli LH. Allergy: a risk factor for suicide? Curr Treat Options Neurol. 2008 Sep;10(5):363-76. PubMed PMID: 18782509; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2592251.
  52. McCloskey DJ, Postolache TT, Vittone BJ, Nghiem KL, Monsale JL, Wesley RA, Rick ME. Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors: measurement of effect on platelet function. Transl Res. 2008 Mar;151(3):168-72. doi: 10.1016/j.trsl.2007.10.004. Epub 2007 Nov 20. PubMed PMID: 18279816; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2391274.
  53. Postolache TT, Lapidus M, Sander ER, Langenberg P, Hamilton RG, Soriano JJ, McDonald JS, Furst N, Bai J, Scrandis DA, Cabassa JA, Stiller JW, Balis T, Guzman A, Togias A, Tonelli LH. Changes in allergy symptoms and depression scores are positively correlated in patients with recurrent mood disorders exposed to seasonal peaks in aeroallergens. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 Dec 17;7:1968-77. doi: 10.1100/tsw.2007.286. PubMed PMID: 18167612; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2196438.
  54. Tonelli LH, Hoshino A, Katz M, Postolache TT. Acute Stress Promotes Aggressive-Like Behavior in Rats Made Allergic to Tree Pollen. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008;1(3):305-312. PubMed PMID: 20622938; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2900930.
  55. Balis T, Postolache TT. Ethnic Differences in Adolescent Suicide in the United States. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008 Jan 1;1(3):281-296. PubMed PMID: 20352033; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2845977.
  56. Postolache TT, Langenberg P, Zimmerman SA, Lapidus M, Komarow H, McDonald JS, Furst N, Dzhanashvili N, Scrandis D, Bai J, Postolache B, Soriano JJ, Vittone B, Guzman A, Woo JM, Stiller J, Hamilton RG, Tonelli LH. Changes in Severity of Allergy and Anxiety Symptoms Are Positively Correlated in Patients with Recurrent Mood Disorders Who Are Exposed to Seasonal Peaks of Aeroallergens. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008;1(3):313-322. PubMed PMID: 19430577; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2678838.
  57. Boker SM, Leibenluft E, Deboeck PR, Virk G, Postolache TT. Mood Oscillations and Coupling Between Mood and Weather in Patients with Rapid Cycling Bipolar Disorder. Int J Child Health Hum Dev. 2008;1(2):181-203. PubMed PMID: 19266057; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2651091.
  58. Tonelli LH, Stiller J, Rujescu D, Giegling I, Schneider B, Maurer K, Schnabel A, Möller HJ, Chen HH, Postolache TT. Elevated cytokine expression in the orbitofrontal cortex of victims of suicide. Acta Psychiatr Scand. 2008 Mar;117(3):198-206. Epub 2007 Dec 13. PubMed PMID: 18081924; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2612100.
  59. Scrandis DA, Sheikh TM, Niazi R, Tonelli LH, Postolache TT. Depression after delivery: risk factors, diagnostic and therapeutic considerations. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 Oct 22;7:1670-82. Review. PubMed PMID: 17982562.
  60. Volkov J, Rohan KJ, Yousufi SM, Nguyen MC, Jackson MA, Thrower CM, Postolache TT. Seasonal changes in sleep duration in African American and African college students living in Washington, D.C. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 Jun 12;7:880-7. PubMed PMID: 17619774.
  61. Soriano JJ, Ciupagea C, Rohan KJ, Neculai DB, Yousufi SM, Guzman A, Postolache TT. Seasonal variations in mood and behavior in Romanian postgraduate students. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 Jun 12;7:870-9. PubMed PMID: 17619773.
  62. Tonelli LH, Holmes A, Postolache TT. Intranasal immune challenge induces sex-dependent depressive-like behavior and cytokine expression in the brain. Neuropsychopharmacology. 2008 Apr;33(5):1038-48. Epub 2007 Jun 27. PubMed PMID: 17593929; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC2268621.
  63. Guzman A, Rohan KJ, Yousufi SM, Nguyen MC, Jackson MA, Soriano JJ, Postolache TT. Mood sensitivity to seasonal changes in African college students living in the greater Washington D.C. metropolitan area. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 May 1;7:584-91. PubMed PMID: 17525823.
  64. Guzman A, Zebrak R, Rohan KJ, Sumar IA, Savchenko S, Stiller JW, Valadez-Meltzer A, Olsen C, Lapidus M, Soriano JJ, Postolache TT. A prospective longitudinal study of seasonality in African students living in the greater Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. ScientificWorldJournal. 2007 May 1;7:577-83. PubMed PMID: 17525822.
  65. Reeves GM, Tonelli LH, Anthony BJ, Postolache TT. Precipitants of adolescent suicide: possible interaction between allergic inflammation and alcohol intake. Int J Adolesc Med Health. 2007 Jan-Mar;19(1):37-43. Review. PubMed PMID: 17458322.
  66. Guzman A, Tonelli LH, Roberts D, Stiller JW, Jackson MA, Soriano JJ, Yousufi S, Rohan KJ, Komarow H, Postolache TT. Mood-worsening with high-pollen-counts and seasonality: a preliminary report. J Affect Disord. 2007 Aug;101(1-3):269-74. Epub 2007 Jan 12. PubMed PMID: 17222915; PubMed Central PMCID: PMC1949487.
  67. Tonelli LH, Postolache TT. Tumor necrosis factor alpha, interleukin-1 beta, interleukin-6 and major histocompatibility complex molecules in the normal brain and after peripheral immune challenge. Neurol Res. 2005 Oct;27(7):679-84. Review. PubMed PMID: 16197804.
  68. Postolache TT, Hung TM, Rosenthal RN, Soriano JJ, Montes F, Stiller JW. Sports chronobiology consultation: from the lab to the arena. Clin Sports Med. 2005 Apr;24(2):415-56, xiv. Review. PubMed PMID: 15892932.
  69. Postolache TT, Oren DA. Circadian phase shifting, alerting, and antidepressant effects of bright light treatment. Clin Sports Med. 2005 Apr;24(2):381-413, xii. Review. PubMed PMID: 15892931.
  70. Stiller JW, Postolache TT. Sleep-wake and other biological rhythms: functional neuroanatomy. Clin Sports Med. 2005 Apr;24(2):205-35, vii. Review. PubMed PMID: 15892920.
  71. Komarow HD, Postolache TT. Seasonal allergy and seasonal decrements in athletic performance. Clin Sports Med. 2005 Apr;24(2):e35-50, xiii. Review. PubMed PMID: 15892916.
  72. Postolache TT, Stiller JW, Herrell R, Goldstein MA, Shreeram SS, Zebrak R, Thrower CM, Volkov J, No MJ, Volkov I, Rohan KJ, Redditt J, Parmar M, Mohyuddin F, Olsen C, Moca M, Tonelli LH, Merikangas K, Komarow HD. Tree pollen peaks are associated with increased nonviolent suicide in women. Mol Psychiatry. 2005 Mar;10(3):232-5. PubMed PMID: 15599378.
  73. Tonelli LH, Postolache TT, Sternberg EM. Inflammatory genes and neural activity: involvement of immune genes in synaptic function and behavior. Front Biosci. 2005 Jan 1;10:675-80. Print 2005 Jan 1. Review. PubMed PMID: 15569608.
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