Correlation between plasma homovanillic acid levels and the response to atypical antipsychotics in male patients with schizophrenia.

@article{Kaneda2005CorrelationBP,
  title={Correlation between plasma homovanillic acid levels and the response to atypical antipsychotics in male patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Yasuhiro Kaneda and Ichiro Kawamura and Tetsuro Ohmori},
  journal={Clinical neuropharmacology},
  year={2005},
  volume={28 6},
  pages={262-4}
}
OBJECTIVE The authors investigated the effects of atypical antipsychotic drugs-olanzapine, perospirone, and quetiapine-on plasma homovanillic acid (pHVA) in male patients with chronic schizophrenia. METHODS In this prospective, open-label study, the subjects were 30 inpatients who were diagnosed according to the Diagnostic and Statistical Manual of Mental Disorders, 4th edition, criteria for schizophrenia. The authors switched patients from typical antipsychotic drugs to olanzapine… CONTINUE READING