C R Ruthven

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The urinary excretion of 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylglycol was compared in a group of 23 depressive patients and 27 control subjects of similar age. There was no difference between patients and controls although female controls excreted less than males. After 6 weeks' treatment with 150 mg daily of amitriptyline there was no correlation between therapeutic(More)
In a group of six Parkinsonian patients and 13 "controls" with non-Parkinsonian neurological disease, there was a high correlation between both free and conjugated phenylacetic acid concentrations in plasma and cerebrospinal fluid taken at about the same time. This compound is the major metabolite of phenylethylamine, the production of which may be(More)
Plasma concentrations of free and conjugated phenylacetic acid, the major metabolite of phenylethylamine, were higher in ten prisoners serving long terms of imprisonment for violent crimes than in pair-matched non-violent control prisoners. Since amphetamine, a compound closely related to phenylethylamine, can reduce aggressiveness in some violent subjects,(More)
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