CSF somatostatin in obsessive-compulsive disorder Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Obsessive-Compulsive Disorder
  • Somatostatin

abstract

  • Although the functional significance of this finding is unknown, these data are consistent with a role for somatostatin in the clinical symptomatology of obsessive-compulsive disorder and its response to neuropharmacological agents. The high levels of CSF somatostatin reported here in a patient subgroup whose predominant symptoms consisted of overly focused, perseverative thought processes are in contrast to the consistently low levels of CSF somatostatin seen in patients with a spectrum of disorders characterized by substantial cognitive deficits.

publication date

  • December 1993

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 8094599

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 460

end page

  • 4

volume

  • 150

number

  • 3