Tribulin in post-traumatic stress disorder

Davidson, J., Glover, Vivette, Clow, Angela, Kudler, H., Meador, K. and Sandler, M. (1988) Tribulin in post-traumatic stress disorder. Psychological Medicine, 18 (4). pp. 833-836. ISSN 0033-2917

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Tribulin (endogenous monoamine oxidase inhibitor/benzodiazepine receptor binding inhibitor) output was measured in the urine of 18 patients with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and 13 controls. The level of the two inhibitory activities was highly significantly correlated in the group as a whole. There was no difference between output of either inhibitor in patients and controls. However, when the PTSD group was subdivided according to various psychometric ratings, a pattern of output did emerge. Levels of both inhibitory activities were higher in agitated compared with non-agitated subjects, and lower in extroverts compared with introverts. This finding supports the view that tribulin output is raised in conditions of greater arousal.

Item Type: Article
Subjects: University of Westminster > Social Sciences and Humanities
Depositing User: Rachel Wheelhouse
Date Deposited: 07 Dec 2011 11:50
Last Modified: 07 Dec 2011 11:50

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