Depressive symptoms and schizophrenia

A psychopharmacological approach

M. C. Mauri, S. Bravin, L. Fabiano, S. Vanni, L. Boscati, G. Invernizzi

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Abstract

The frequency of depression was assessed in 43 chronic schizophrenic patients during an acute exacerbation phase of schizophrenia. The dexamethasone suppression test was administered to all patients. Depressive symptomatology showed a prevalence from 16.3% for moderate symptoms to 23.2% for mild ones. Depressive symptoms occurred concurrently with the psychotic picture and resolved as the psychosis remitted. Depressive symptoms were not relative to age, sex, duration of illness, DST cortisol levels, drug dosages and extrapyramidal side effects while basal cortisol levels were negatively correlated with basal Hamilton score.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)555-558
Number of pages4
JournalEncephale
Volume21
Issue number5
Publication statusPublished - 1995

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Schizophrenia
Depression
Hydrocortisone
Psychotic Disorders
Dexamethasone
Pharmaceutical Preparations
Cortisol
Depressive Symptoms
Illness
Drugs
Psychosis
Suppression

Keywords

  • depression
  • neuroleptic treatment
  • psychopharmacology
  • schizophrenia

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Neuroscience(all)

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Mauri, M. C., Bravin, S., Fabiano, L., Vanni, S., Boscati, L., & Invernizzi, G. (1995). Depressive symptoms and schizophrenia: A psychopharmacological approach. Encephale, 21(5), 555-558.

Depressive symptoms and schizophrenia : A psychopharmacological approach. / Mauri, M. C.; Bravin, S.; Fabiano, L.; Vanni, S.; Boscati, L.; Invernizzi, G.

In: Encephale, Vol. 21, No. 5, 1995, p. 555-558.

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Mauri, MC, Bravin, S, Fabiano, L, Vanni, S, Boscati, L & Invernizzi, G 1995, 'Depressive symptoms and schizophrenia: A psychopharmacological approach', Encephale, vol. 21, no. 5, pp. 555-558.
Mauri MC, Bravin S, Fabiano L, Vanni S, Boscati L, Invernizzi G. Depressive symptoms and schizophrenia: A psychopharmacological approach. Encephale. 1995;21(5):555-558.
Mauri, M. C. ; Bravin, S. ; Fabiano, L. ; Vanni, S. ; Boscati, L. ; Invernizzi, G. / Depressive symptoms and schizophrenia : A psychopharmacological approach. In: Encephale. 1995 ; Vol. 21, No. 5. pp. 555-558.
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