Using single photon emission computed tomography (SPECT) and 99mTc-hexamethylpropyleneamine oxime (HM-PAO), we assessed brain perfusion in seven patients with panic disorder (PD) and in five age-matched normal subjects at rest. No patient had ever received drug treatment for panic. All patients were sensitive to lactate-induced panic. Computed tomography… (More)
The rate of traumatic early life events in 31 agoraphobic subjects with panic attacks was significantly higher than that in matched control subjects. Experience of maternal separation, parental divorce, and events occurring after the age of 4 years was significantly more common.
Antidepressant-induced anti-immobility effects have been assessed in animals exposed or not to a pretest session using the forced swimming test. Desipramine, maprotiline, mianserine (15 and 30 mg/kg), nomifensine (2.5 and 5 mg/kg), d-amphetamine (1 and 2 mg/kg) and muscimol (1 and 2 mg/kg), unlike imipramine (15 and 30 mg/kg), LY-171555 (0.1 and 0.2 mg/kg)… (More)
Viqualine dihydrochloride is a new molecule, which possesses strong serotonin reuptake inhibition properties and, at the same time, diazepam-like actions, such as [3H]-diazepam-binding inhibition and antipunishment effect. The drug was administered double-blindly to 10 patients suffering from major depression resistant to previous treatments with… (More)