Neuropeptide therapies in chronic schizophrenia: TRH and vasopressin administration.


Twenty-three chronic undifferentiated schizophrenics, 13 women and 10 men, aged 37-64 years with 15-to 40-year histories of the disease were given either thyrotropin-releasing hormone (TRH) (10 subjects) or DDAVP (13 subjects) with the aim to improve the negative symptoms of the disease and memory. TRH (600 micrograms i.v.) and DDAVP (4 micrograms i.m… (More)