Neuroleptic-potentiating effect of alpha-methyl-p-tyrosine compared with haloperidol and placebo in a double-blind cross-over trial.

The hypothesis that schizophrenia results from overactive dopaminergic influences suggests that reducing dopamine synthesis may increase the clinical effects of dopamine receptor blocking neuroleptic drugs. The neuroleptic potentiating role of alpha-methyl-paratyrosine (AMPT), a tyrosine hydroxylase inhibitor, was compared with haloperidol and placebo in a… CONTINUE READING