Hanna Plueckhan

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BACKGROUND There have been repeated reports of antidepressant effects of thyroid hormones. In this study, we investigated whether antidepressant treatments enhance the concentrations of thyroid hormones in rat brain. METHODS Each of the groups of rats was treated for 14 days with one of the following: an antidepressant drug (desipramine, paroxetine,(More)
The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of hyper- and hypothyroidism on thyroid hormone concentrations and deiodinase activities in nine regions of the rat brain. Four weeks of treatment with 75 microg thyroxine (T4)/kg body wt induced a two- to threefold increase in T4 levels in all of these brain regions, whereas the(More)
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