Absent response to niacin skin patch is specific to schizophrenia and independent of smoking.

@article{Liu2007AbsentRT,
  title={Absent response to niacin skin patch is specific to schizophrenia and independent of smoking.},
  author={Chih-Min Liu and S C-N Chang and Shih-Cheng Liao and Tzung-Jeng Hwang and Ming-Hsien Shieh and Shi-Kai Liu and Wei J Chen and Hai-Gwo Hwu},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2007},
  volume={152 2-3},
  pages={181-7}
}
This study investigated the differences in niacin skin flush responses between patients with schizophrenia, bipolar mania, and normal controls. We applied niacin patches of three concentrations (0.001 M, 0.01 M, and 0.1 M) to the skin of 61 patients with schizophrenia, 18 patients with bipolar mania, and 40 normal controls for 5 min. Flush responses were rated at 5, 10 and 15 min after application. Flush responses were significantly different among three groups at the concentrations of 0.1 M… CONTINUE READING
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