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The role of dopamine in schizophrenia has been a significant area of research. The measurement of the major dopamine metabolite, homovanillic acid (HVA), in various body fluids, especially in blood plasma, is one of the primary methods to assess brain dopamine neuronal activity in schizophrenic patients. Written by leading researchers in the field, Plasma Homovanillic Acid in Schizophrenia provides the most comprehensive and current collection of information on plasma HVA levels to be found anywhere. It provides a concise synthesis and critique of current data as well as interesting proposals for future research. This book will be of great value to any serious student of the biology of schizophrenia and other psychiatric disorders involving abnormal levels of plasma HVA.

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Book Details

ISBN: 9780880484893
ISBN-10: 0880484896
Format: Hardback
(229mm x 152mm x 20mm)
Pages: 216
Imprint: American Psychiatric Press Inc.
Publisher: American Psychiatric Association Publishing
Publish Date: 31-Dec-1996
Country of Publication: United States

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Author Biography - Arnold J. Friedhoff

Arnold J. Friedhoff, M.D., is Menas S. Gregory Professor of Psychiatry and Director of the Millhauser Laboratories at the New York University School of Medicine in New York, New York. Farooq Amin, M.D., is Associate Chief of Psychiatry for Research at the Houston Veterans Affairs Medical Center and Director of Schizophrenia Research at the Baylor College of Medicine in Houston, Texas.