Effects of antidepressant treatments on dopamine turnover in depressed patients.

@article{Linnoila1983EffectsOA,
  title={Effects of antidepressant treatments on dopamine turnover in depressed patients.},
  author={Markku Linnoila and Farouk Karoum and William Z. Potter},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1983},
  volume={40 9},
  pages={1015-7}
}
Effects of five antidepressant treatments--clorgyline, desipramine hydrochloride, electroconvulsive treatment, lithium carbonate, and zimelidine hydrochloride--on urinary outputs of dopamine, dihydroxyphenylacetic acid, and homovanillic acid (HVA) were investigated in unipolar and bipolar depressed patients. Clorgyline and lithium carbonate, which stabilized mood in bipolar patients, reduced the urinary output of HVA and whole-body dopamine turnover. Electroconvulsive treatment and zimelidine… CONTINUE READING