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Twenty-three chronic undifferentiated schizophrenics, 13 women and 10 men, aged 37-64 years with 15-to 40-year histories of the disease were given either thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) (10 subjects) or DDAVP (13 subjects) with the aim to improve the negative symptoms of the disease and memory. TRH (600 micrograms i.v.) and DDAVP (4 micrograms i.m.)(More)
Ten chronic schizophrenic patients were given bromocriptine in doses increasing from 1.25 to 5 mg over 6 days (the low-dose therapy) and then up to 40 mg over 15 days (the high-dose therapy). Psychopathological status was assessed using the Brief Psychiatric Rating Scale, twice daily the first 6 days, and every 2 days thereafter. The prolactin (PRL)(More)
Abnormal anterior pituitary responsiveness to acute administration of thyrotropin-releasing hormone was investigated in 8 patients, 6 women and 2 men, with primary affective disorders in a depressive phase and in 2 women with schizoaffective disorders. Thyrotropin-releasing hormone, 500 micrograms i.v., induced a rise of plasma growth hormone levels in 1(More)
Growth hormone (GH) response to clonidine and growth hormone-releasing hormone (GHRH) stimulation, together with baseline somatomedin C (SmC) levels, were examined in parallel in a group of 21 patients with anorexia nervosa (AN) and in 10 controls. In addition, the Hamilton Rating Scale for Depression (HRS) was administered to the patients. Clonidine (2.5(More)
Clobazam was used as an added treatment in 28 patients with intractable epilepsies: 26 subjects had associated handicaps. A good response was observed during the first two-three months of Clobazam treatment: the reduction in seizure frequency of 73% for partial seizures and 62% for GTCs. A tolerance to Clobazam treatment was observed after the third month(More)
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