Platelet MAO activity in posttraumatic stress disorder.

Journal Article

Platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity was assessed in 23 patients with posttraumatic stress disorder and 19 age-matched male control subjects. An overall significantly lower MAO activity was observed in the posttraumatic stress disorder group. When the group was divided into those with and those without a history of alcohol abuse, only the former group differed significantly from control subjects. The heuristic importance of these findings is discussed.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, J; Lipper, S; Kilts, CD; Mahorney, S; Hammett, E

Published Date

  • November 1985

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 142 / 11

Start / End Page

  • 1341 - 1343

PubMed ID

  • 4061693

Electronic International Standard Serial Number (EISSN)

  • 1535-7228

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.142.11.1341


  • eng