Plasma and platelet excitatory amino acids in psychiatric disorders

C. A. Altamura, M. C. Mauri, A. Ferrara, A. R. Moro, G. D'Andrea, F. Zamberlan

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Abstract

Plasma and platelet levels of excitatory amino acids were measured in 38 psychiatric outpatients and in 19 comparison subjects; the patients had DSM- III-R diagnoses of organic mental disorders (N = 3), mood disorders (N = 15), schizophrenia (N = 13), and anxiety disorders (N = 7). The glutamate plasma levels were significantly higher in the patients with mood disorders than in the comparison group.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)1731-1733
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume150
Issue number11
Publication statusPublished - 1993

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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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    Altamura, C. A., Mauri, M. C., Ferrara, A., Moro, A. R., D'Andrea, G., & Zamberlan, F. (1993). Plasma and platelet excitatory amino acids in psychiatric disorders. American Journal of Psychiatry, 150(11), 1731-1733.