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言語
英語
属性
Case Report
著者
家田 麻紗
河野 公範
内容記述(抄録等)
Background. Previous studies suggested dysfunction of the autonomic nervous system (ANS) in schizophrenia patients, but the mechanism remains unclear. Recently, the measurement of salivary alpha-amylase (sAA) has been considered a useful tool for evaluating ANS, especially the sympathoadrenal medullary system. Furthermore, there was a report that patients with schizophrenia showed much higher sAA level than normal controls. Methods. We present the case of a 51-year-old female with catatonic schizophrenia. She needed the treatment of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT). We evaluated her sAA level and her psychiatric symptoms during the treatment. Results. Before ECT treatment, she showed high sAA level. Her sAA level decreased during the course of ECT, and this attenuation was accompanied by improvement of schizophrenic symptoms. Conclusion. We consider that measurement of the sAA level may be one of the useful biological markers for assessment of psychotic state and efficacy of treatment in patients with schizophrenia.
掲載誌名
Case Reports in Psychiatry
2012
開始ページ
747104-1
終了ページ
747104-4
発行日
2012
DOI
資料タイプ
学術雑誌論文
ファイル形式
PDF
関連情報URL(IsVersionOf)
https://www.hindawi.com/journals/crips/2012/747104/
権利関係
Copyright c 2012 Masa Ieda et al.
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部局
医学部 医学科
(旧組織)教育学部 心理・発達臨床講座
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