Mean CSF zinc concentration was lower in a group of ex-heroin addicts than in groups of normal controls and neuroleptic-treated schizophrenic patients, but values were generally within the normal range of CSF zinc concentrations. There were no significant differences in mean CSF zinc concentrations between groups of drug-free schizophrenic patients, schizophrenic patients on neuroleptics, and normal controls. CSF zinc concentration may be influenced by differences in racial composition and related dietary and other habits of the groups studied.
|Original language||English (US)|
|Number of pages||8|
|State||Published - Dec 1 1982|
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Biological Psychiatry