A biochemical study of short-cycle manic-depressive psychosis in mental defectives.

@article{Naylor1976ABS,
  title={A biochemical study of short-cycle manic-depressive psychosis in mental defectives.},
  author={G. J. Naylor and Akahira N. Reid and D. A. T. Dick and E. G. Dick},
  journal={The British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science},
  year={1976},
  volume={128},
  pages={
          169-80
        }
}
Four mentally defective patients who were suffering from short-cycle manic-depressive psychosis were each studied under metabolic ward conditions for about six months. Weekly estimations of erythrocyte Na-K ATPase activity, ouabain sensitive potassium influx, sodium concentration, whole blood cell ATP concentration and blood haematocrit were made. The findings in each patient differed, but the erythrocyte Na-K ATPase activity, sodium and ATP concentration appeared to show cyclic changes related… CONTINUE READING