G Alfredsson

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Twenty-four acutely ill schizophrenic patients (DSM-III-R), 18-42 years old, were treated for 6 weeks with sulpiride. Sulpiride was administered in three different daily dosages (starting with 400, 800 or 1200 mg) according to a double blind randomized administration schedule. The monoamine metabolites (MAM) homovanillic acid (HVA), 5-hydroxy-indoleacetic(More)
The concentrations of homovanillic acid (HVA), 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), 4-hydroxy-3-methoxyphenylglycol (HMPG), and glutamate were determined in cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) and serum in 10 healthy volunteers. The monoamine metabolites were measured by mass fragmentography and the glutamate by high-performance liquid chromatography. The level of(More)
Sulpiride (100 mg) was administered intravenously and orally to healthy human subjects. Serum concentrations of sulpiride and prolactin were followed for 36 h. Both routes of drug administration resulted in a pronounced and sustained increase in serum prolactin concentration. The prolactin response was positively correlated to the prolactin baseline value.(More)
Twenty-four acutely ill schizophrenic patients (DSM-III-R), 18-42 years old, were treated for 6 weeks with sulpiride. Sulpiride was administered in three different daily dosages (400, 800 or 1200 mg) according to a double dummy blind randomized administration schedule. The psychopathology of the patients was rated by the Comprehensive Psychopathological(More)
Schizophrenic patients were treated with fixed doses of sulpiride (800 mg/day) or chlorpromazine (CPZ) (400 mg/day) over a period of 8 weeks using a double-blind design. There were 25 patients in each group and all the patients were in an acute phase of their disease. They all fulfilled the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) for schizophrenia. Depressive(More)
Schizophrenic patients were treated with fixed doses of sulpiride (800 mg) or chlorpromazine (400 mg) during eight weeks using a double-blind design. In order to examine relationships between pharmacokinetic, clinical and biochemical parameters in relation to treatment the following variables were recorded before and 1, 2, 4 and 8 weeks after treatment.(More)
Six schizophrenic patients received propranolol hydrochloride to evaluate pharmacological, endocrinological, and antipsychotic properties of the drug. They had previously been unsuccessfully treated with phenothiazines. After a drug-free period of two weeks, propranolol was administered in gradually increasing doses. After two to four weeks, a low dose of(More)
The concentrations of amino acids in the cerebrospinal fluid (CSF) were measured in pairs of healthy mono- and dizygotic twins. Intraclass correlations were calculated. Genetic and cultural heritabilities were estimated using a path analytical model. CSF levels of glycine, tyrosine and arginine were shown to be influenced by genetic factors. Genetic(More)
Schizophrenic patients were treated with fixed doses of sulpiride (800 mg/day) or chlorpromazine (CPZ) (400 mg/day) during a period of 8 weeks using a double-blind design. There were 25 patients in each group and all of them fulfilled the Research Diagnostic Criteria (RDC) for schizophrenia. Autistic and psychotic symptoms were rated with subscales(More)