Relation of clinical symptoms to apomorphine-stimulated growth hormone release in mood-incongruent psychotic patients.

@article{Zemlan1986RelationOC,
  title={Relation of clinical symptoms to apomorphine-stimulated growth hormone release in mood-incongruent psychotic patients.},
  author={Frank P. Zemlan and Jack Hirschowitz and David L. Garver},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1986},
  volume={43 12},
  pages={1162-7}
}
The relationship between dopamine receptor agonist (apomorphine hydrochloride)-stimulated growth hormone (GH) release and psychotic symptoms was examined in 138 schizophrenic or schizoaffective inpatients (Research Diagnostic Criteria) and ten healthy normal volunteers. Patients were divided into three groups: those demonstrating an abnormally large GH response, an average GH response (mean GH response), or an abnormally low GH response. Abnormally large GH responses were associated with higher… CONTINUE READING