K M Abel
Affiliation: Institute of Psychiatry
- Serotonergic function and negative and depressive symptomatology in schizophrenia and major depressionK M Abel
Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Psychoneuroendocrinology 22:539-48. 1997..We wished to explore whether these symptoms could be distinguished biologically by directly comparing serotonergic function in these two illnesses...
- Repeated testing of prepulse inhibition and habituation of the startle reflex: a study in healthy human controlsK Abel
Department of Psychological Medicine, King s College Hospital and Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
J Psychopharmacol 12:330-7. 1998..Our results suggest that measures of PPI and habituation of the startle response are appropriate and reliable for a within-subject, test-retest design...
- Peripheral hormonal responses to D-fenfluramine as a probe of central serotonergic function in humansK M Abel
Department of Psychological Medicine, King s College School of Medicine and Dentistry and the Institute of Psychiatry, London, UK
Psychopharmacology (Berl) 142:68-72. 1999..4 +/- 26.3 nmol/l; DEX+ = 0.0 nmol/l (all blunted) (df 7,1; P = 0.03). The completely blunted peripheral cortisol response indicates that DFEN cortisol responses are of central origin only...
- Prolactin response to d-fenfluramine in postmenopausal women on and off ERT: comparison with young womenT A van Amelsvoort
Department of Psychological Medicine, Institute of Psychiatry, De Crespigny Park, SE5 8AF, London, UK
Psychoneuroendocrinology 26:493-502. 2001..Estrogen may modulate age-related changes in 5-HT tone. This may partly explain why estrogen can decrease vulnerability to mood disorders and cognitive changes in postmenopausal women...