My research is published in international journals in the fields of psychiatry, neuropsychopharmacology and neuroimaging. For any inquiries on publications please contact me.

Most Recent Articles in PubMed Listed Journals

Not So Fast: Recent Successes and Failures in Treating Depression.

Kadriu B, Deng ZD, Kraus C, Henter ID, Lisanby SH, Zarate CA. J Clin Psychiatry, 2020 May 26

Evaluating global brain connectivity as an imaging marker for depression: influence of preprocessing strategies and placebo-controlled ketamine treatment.

Kraus C, Mkrtchian A, Kadriu B, Nugent AC, Zarate CA Jr, Evans JW. Neuropsychopharmacology2020 May;45(6):982-989

Reductions in total GM global brain connectivity (GBC) observed with white matter (WM)/ cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) + GSR (GBCr) preprocessing in individuals with major depressive disorder (MDD). We replicated only baseline group differences between MDD and HC, yet did not detect an effect of ketamine and placebo 48h after infusion.

Comprehensive assessment of side effects associated with a single dose of ketamine in treatment-resistant depression.

Acevedo-Diaz EE, Cavanaugh GW, Greenstein D, Kraus C, Kadriu B, Zarate CA, Park LT. J Affect Disord. 2020 Feb 15;263:568-575

Side Effects of a single antidepressant ketamine infusion.

Brain glucose uptake during transcranial direct current stimulation measured with functional [ 18 F]FDG-PET.

Kraus C, Hahn A, Sigurdardottir H, Spurny B, Wadsak W, Mitterhauser M, Hacker M, Kasper S & Lanzenberger R. Brain Imaging Behav. 2020 Apr;14(2):477-484

Glucose consumption during tDCS compared sham tDCS. Red line = active tDCS, blue = sham tDCS during stimulation (gray field) and 5 min shifted regressors (red dashed field). Time activity curves were extracted from 70 min total scanning time for each stimulation strength with the respective 10 min pre and post interstimuli intervals (x-axis) and set to zero at time-point 0. Importantly, during stimulation, active tDCS did not elicit significantly different changes in glucose metabolism than sham. In addition, a ROI-analysis (bilateral dlPFC) also yielded negative results (p > 0.05). a In a post-hoc explanatory analysis we detected trends for increased glucose uptake 5 min after stimulation at 1 mA in the right posterior temporal cortex (t-tests, p < 0.05, FDR corrected)

The influence of ketamine on drug discovery in depression.

Kraus C, Wasserman D, Henter I, Acevedo-Diaz E, Kadriu B, Zarate CA Jr. Drug Discov Today. 2019 Oct;24(10):2033-2043

Shared antidepressant mechanisms in three different neurotransmitter systems. Opioid, glutamatergic and serotonergic receptors are linked to intracellular plasticity cascades that target shared neurobiological mechanisms of network reconfiguration.

Hippocampal Subfields in Acute and Remitted Depression – an Ultra-High Field Magnetic Resonance Imaging Study.

Kraus C, Seiger R, Pfabigan DM, Sladky R, Tik M, Paul K, Woletz M, Gryglewski G, Vanicek T, Komorowski A, Kasper S, Lamm C, Windischberger C, Lanzenberger R. Int J Neuropsychopharmacol . 2019 Aug 1;22(8):513-522

Group differences in 3 hippocampal subfield volumes at MRI-1 and MRI-2. Untransformed hippocampal subfield volumes are plotted by groups and time points. Solely, group differences at each time point were obtained in the right hippocampus in the hippocampal fissure, subiculum, and HATA.