Increased Prolactin Levels Are Associated with Impaired Processing Speed in Subjects with Early Psychosis

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Montalvo, Itziar; Gutiérrez-Zotes, Alfonso; Creus, Marta; Monseny, Rosa; Ortega, Laura; Franch, Joan; Lawrie, Stephen M.; Reynolds, Rebecca M.; Vilella, Elisabet; Labad, Javier;
  • Publisher: Public Library of Science
  • Journal: PLoS ONE, volume 9, issue 2 (issn: 1932-6203, eissn: 1932-6203)
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  • Identifiers: pmc: PMC3933530, doi: 10.1371/journal.pone.0089428
  • Subject: Neuroendocrinology | Research Article | Biology | Neuroscience | Mental Health | Neuropsychology | Medicine | Neurochemistry | Psychiatry | Schizophrenia | Q | Epidemiology | R | Psychology | Science | Biochemistry | Clinical Epidemiology | Cognitive Neuroscience | Endocrinology

Hyperprolactinaemia, a common side effect of some antipsychotic drugs, is also present in drug-naïve psychotic patients and subjects at risk for psychosis. Recent studies in non-psychiatric populations suggest that increased prolactin may have negative effects on cognit... View more
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