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OBJECTIVE To provide an update on the "catecholamine hypothesis" of attention-deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). METHOD Recent work examining the measurement of the norepinephrine, epinephrine, and dopamine systems in ADHD and normal subjects is reviewed and discussed in the context of recent neuroimaging and animal studies. RESULTS While data(More)
A direct method has been employed to estimate the rate of production by human brain of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenethyleneglycol, the major metabolite of brain norepinephrine, a brain neurotransmitter. Venous specimens were obtained from the internal jugular vein from ten awake human subjects at a puncture site above the common facial vein, the first major(More)
Pretreatment measures of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HYPAC) function in depressed, manic, and healthy normal subjects showed that nonsuppression on the dexamethasone suppression test (DST) had less positive predictive value for major diagnostic category and was more frequent in normals (8/77) than recently reported, although it was yet more(More)
Levels of 5-hydroxyindoleacetic acid (5-HIAA), homovanillic acid (HVA), and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) in the CSF, and norepinephrine (NE), epinephrine (E), vanillylmandelic acid, normetanephrine, metanephrine, and MHPG in the urine, were measured in 151 hospitalized patients with affective disorders and in 80 healthy controls following a(More)
  • J W Maas
  • 1975
Recent research findings indicate that depressive disorders may be divided into two groups, A and B, using specific biochemical and pharmacological criteria. It is suggested that in the A group there is a disorder of norepinephrine systems are not altered. Further, there is the possibility that B types patients have disorder of serotonin, but not(More)
As part of the National Institute of Mental Health Clinical Research Branch Collaborative Program on the Psychobiology of Depression, the authors compared concentrations of CSF monoamine metabolites (the norepinephrine metabolite 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol [MHPG], the dopamine metabolite homovanillic acid [HVA], and the serotonin metabolite(More)
This research was aimed at studying the rate of action of tricyclic drugs in depressive disorders, specifying the behavioural effects associated with recovery, and predicting clinical response. The research design involved comparison of a recovered group with a group treated for the equivalent four weeks, who showed minimal to no response. The findings(More)