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Systolic blood pressure (SBP), diastolic blood pressure (DBP), norepinephrine (NE), cortisol (CRT), growth hormone (GH), and prolactin (PRL) plasma levels were investigated in 46 normal subjects, 28 high intestinal tone (high IT) and 18 low intestinal tone (low IT), before and after the administration of a single intramuscular dose of clonidine (2.5(More)
Although the dopaminergic blocking agents (DBA) haloperidol and sulpiride strongly inhibit distal colon motility in most nonpsychotic subjects (83 per cent), this effect was registered in only 10 per cent of the 30 schizophrenic patients investigated in the present study. In these cases, only sulpiride (an "atypical" DBA) displayed distal colon motility(More)
Eighty-six patients suffering from nonpsychotic unipolar major depressive disorder, according to Research Diagnostic Criteria, were rated on a modified Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRS). All completed the self-rating Beck Depression Inventory (BDI). Distal colon motility (dcm) studies, performed in all the patients, differentiated two types: low(More)
The present study gathers results obtained in the treatment of 86 depressed outpatients. The patients were grouped according to their distal colon tone, low-IT and high-IT. All the patients fulfilled the Research Diagnostic Criteria for nonpsychotic unipolar major depressive disorder and were rated on a slightly modified 18-item Hamilton Rating Scale for(More)
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