Alterations in DHEA metabolism in schizophrenia: two-month case-control study.

  title={Alterations in DHEA metabolism in schizophrenia: two-month case-control study.},
  author={Michael S. Ritsner and Anatoli Gibel and Edward Ram and Rachel Maayan and Abraham Weizman},
  journal={European neuropsychopharmacology : the journal of the European College of Neuropsychopharmacology},
  volume={16 2},
OBJECTIVE The goals of this study were to determine whether alterations in serum dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA), its sulfated conjugate (DHEAS), androstenedione, testosterone, and progesterone concentrations occur in schizophrenia patients compared with healthy controls over two months, and their associations with psychopathology, emotional distress, and antipsychotic treatment. METHOD Serum hormones were repeatedly determined for 21 antipsychotic-treated male DSM-IV schizophrenia patients and… CONTINUE READING


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