Changes in serum interleukin-2, -6, and -8 levels before and during treatment with risperidone and haloperidol: relationship to outcome in schizophrenia.

@article{Zhang2004ChangesIS,
  title={Changes in serum interleukin-2, -6, and -8 levels before and during treatment with risperidone and haloperidol: relationship to outcome in schizophrenia.},
  author={Xiang Zhang and D. F. Zhou and Lian Yuan Cao and Pei Yan Zhang and Gui Ying Wu and Yu Cun Shen},
  journal={The Journal of clinical psychiatry},
  year={2004},
  volume={65 7},
  pages={940-7}
}
BACKGROUND Many studies have indicated that immune cytokines may be involved in the pathophysiology of schizophrenia. Recently, there have been reports that typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs may influence the levels of cytokines or cytokine receptors. The aim of this study was to compare the effect of typical and atypical antipsychotic drugs on serum interleukin-2 (IL-2), interleukin-6 (IL-6), and interleukin-8 (IL-8) and to investigate the relationship between the changes in cytokines… CONTINUE READING