E Weidmer-Mikhail

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Asperger syndrome (AS) is a pervasive developmental disorder characterized by autistic social dysfunction and idiosyncratic interests in the presence of normal intelligence. There is no history of language delay. Although people with AS are known to suffer from comorbid psychiatric conditions, few studies have systematically addressed this topic. This(More)
This study examined central serotonin disturbance, as reflected by neuroendocrine hormones, among adolescents with major depression. Prolactin, cortisol, and growth hormone were measured following the infusion of a serotonin agonist, meta-chlorophenylpiperazine (mCPP). Twelve (M=6, F=6) medication-free adolescents with major depression (MDD) were compared(More)
Few studies have examined the occurrence of chromosome abnormalities in a large sample of patients with autism and related pervasive developmental disorders (PDDs). In the present report, the authors examined a consecutive series of 92 children with PDDs (DSM-III-R; 75 males and 17 females). A cytogenetic examination, including growth in folate deficient(More)
The Met-enkephalin content in tissue micropunches of the substantia nigra zona compacta, ventral tegmental area and the caudate nucleus in BALB/c and CBA mouse strains was measured by radioimmunoassay. The CBA strain had significantly higher Met-enkephalin levels in all 3 regions than the BALB/c strain. These differences should be taken into account when(More)
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