The effect of plasma from psychotic children on tryptophan uptake in chicken erythrocytes.

@article{Piggott1975TheEO,
  title={The effect of plasma from psychotic children on tryptophan uptake in chicken erythrocytes.},
  author={L R Piggott and C E Forhman and Valerie L. Ward and Jack Gottlieb},
  journal={Neuropsychobiology},
  year={1975},
  volume={1 5},
  pages={284-95}
}
Ten children diagnosed as psychotic by the DeMeyer-Churchill guidelines were matched for age and sex with ten non-psychotic but emotionally disturbed children. Six of the ten pairs were medication free. In four of the ten pairs, at least one member was medicated at the time of testing. The plasma of the children diagnosed as psychotic caused a significantly (p less than 0.025) greater uptake of tryptophan by chicken red blood cells than did the serum of their control group. This is the same… CONTINUE READING