Growth hormone releasing hormone, a 44-amino acid peptide (GHRH-44), was administered (1 mug/kg i.v.) to 6 normal controls, 10 schizophrenic subjects, and 7 depressed subjects. A significantly lower growth hormone (GH) response was found in the schizophrenic and depressed groups. Two molecular forms of GH, 22K GH and 20K GH, were also measured but did not further differentiate the three groups of subjects.
- Growth hormone releasing hormone, growth hormone, depression, schizophrenia
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Psychiatry and Mental health
- Biological Psychiatry