Effects of short and long-term lithium treatment on serum prolactin levels in patients with bipolar affective disorder


Basturk M. , KARAASLAN F. , ESEL E. , SOFUOGLU S. , TUTUS A. , Yabanoglu I.

PROGRESS IN NEURO-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY, vol.25, no.2, pp.315-322, 2001 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Review
  • Volume: 25 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2001
  • Doi Number: 10.1016/s0278-5846(00)00165-2
  • Title of Journal : PROGRESS IN NEURO-PSYCHOPHARMACOLOGY & BIOLOGICAL PSYCHIATRY
  • Page Numbers: pp.315-322
  • Keywords: bipolar disorder, lithium, neuroendocrine, prolactin, serotonin, dopamine, NEURO-ENDOCRINE, RELEASE, HIPPOCAMPUS, DEPRESSION, HORMONE, RATS, 5-HT

Abstract

1. In this study, the authors sought to test the hypothesis that Li (lithium) treatment can induce alterations in PRL (prolactin) secretion in euthymic bipolar patients compared to controls and that short and long-term administration can lead to prolactin changes different from each other.