Cerebrospinal fluid zinc concentrations in ex-heroin addicts and patients with schizophrenia: Some preliminary observations

S. G. Potkin, D. Shore, E. F. Torrey, D. R. Weinberger, J. C. Gillin, R. I. Henkin, R. P. Agarwal, R. J. Wyatt

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Abstract

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 languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1315-1322
Number of pages8
JournalBiological psychiatry
Volume17
Issue number11
StatePublished - Dec 1 1982
Externally publishedYes

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  • Biological Psychiatry

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    Potkin, S. G., Shore, D., Torrey, E. F., Weinberger, D. R., Gillin, J. C., Henkin, R. I., Agarwal, R. P., & Wyatt, R. J. (1982). Cerebrospinal fluid zinc concentrations in ex-heroin addicts and patients with schizophrenia: Some preliminary observations. Biological psychiatry, 17(11), 1315-1322.