Plasma homovanillic acid levels in first-episode schizophrenia. Psychopathology and treatment response.

@article{Koreen1994PlasmaHA,
  title={Plasma homovanillic acid levels in first-episode schizophrenia. Psychopathology and treatment response.},
  author={Amy R Koreen and Jeffrey A. Lieberman and Jose Ma J Alvir and D I Mayerhoff and Antony D. Loebel and Miranda Chakos and Fatema Amin and Thomas Cooper},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1994},
  volume={51 2},
  pages={132-8}
}
OBJECTIVES To examine plasma homovanillic acid (pHVA) levels in first-episode schizophrenia, to compare pHVA levels in patients and controls, and to assess the association of pHVA levels with psychopathology and treatment response. METHODS Forty-one patients entered the study, and pHVA levels were measured at baseline and on a weekly basis for up to 6 weeks of open standardized neuroleptic treatment. Psychopathology was evaluated with the Schedule for Affective Disorders and Schizophrenia… CONTINUE READING

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