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1. The authors measured 3H-imipramine (3H-IMI) binding and serotonin (5HT) uptake parameters as well as sulphotransferase activity in platelets of suicide attempters. 2. Platelet 3H-IMI binding sites and 5HT uptake are related to similar sites and processes present in the brain, and sulphotransferase (ST) is an enzyme involved in the catabolism of(More)
Platelet 3H-imipramine (3H-IMI) binding and platelet sulfotransferase (ST) activity, taken as markers of the serotonin (5-HT) and sulfated neurotransmitters (tyramine, dopamine, serotonin, noradrenaline), respectively, were evaluated in 14 severely aggressive subjects institutionalized since childhood for mental retardation and in an equal number of healthy(More)
The authors investigated the historical and clinical variables of 159 inpatients affected by mood disorders in order to identify variables which might differentiate psychotic from non-psychotic forms. The results showed that 32% of the patients had psychotic symptoms. Although no significant difference was detected with regard to the severity of depression,(More)
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