Descriptive studies of H-reflex recovery curves in psychiatric patients

John Metz*, David J. Goode, Herbert Y. Meltzer

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SYNOPSIS The rate of recovery of the H-reflex, an electrical evoked monosynaptic spinal cord reflex, was abnormally high (fast) in over 20 % of unmedicated psychotic patients of all major diagnostic classes. A few patients had significantly lower H-reflex recovery curves. Chronic neuroleptic treatment produced relatively lower recovery curves, whereas fluoxetine, a specific serotonin uptake blocker, produced relatively higher curves.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)541-548
Number of pages8
JournalPsychological Medicine
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1980

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Applied Psychology
  • Psychiatry and Mental health


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