Oct 1, 1977

Platelet MAO activity in schizophrenia and other psychiatric illnesses

The American Journal of Psychiatry
J SullivanC Dackis

Abstract

Previous reports have indicated that platelet MAO activity is low in some schizophrenic and other psychiatric patients. However, other studies have not been able to replicate this phenomenon. This study supportsthe previous observations of low enzyme activity in some chronic schizophrenic patients. The authors discuss the thesis that low platelet MAO activity may be a biochemical marker for vulnerability to psychiatric illness.

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Schizophrenia
Psychiatric Inpatient
Chronic Disease
Monoamine Oxidase
Enzyme Activity
Blood Enzyme Activity (Lab Test)
Psychiatry Specialty
Delusional Disorder
Blood Platelets

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