Chronic fluoxetine treatment reduces hypothalamic vasopressin secretion in vitro.


Patients with obsessive-compulsive disorder (OCD) hypersecrete the arousal producing neurohormone arginine vasopressin (AVP) into the cerebrospinal fluid and plasma. Because OCD responds preferentially to potent serotonin uptake inhibitors, we compared the effect of chronic fluoxetine treatment to that of other antidepressants (trazodone and desipramine) on… (More)


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