Platelet monoamine oxidase activity and the classification of depression.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

An attempt was made to compare platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity in descriptively based types of nonbipolar depression. Platelet MAO activity was significantly higher in depression secondary to chronic anxiety, compared with primary unipolar depression and depression secondary to borderline personality, and in women compared with men. No significant differences were observed between endogenous-nonendogenous, delusional-nondelusional, psychomotor states, or different age groups.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Davidson, JR; McLeod, MN; Turnbull, CD; White, HL; Feuer, EJ

Published Date

  • July 1, 1980

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 37 / 7

Start / End Page

  • 771 - 773

PubMed ID

  • 7396654

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0003-990X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1001/archpsyc.1980.01780200049005


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States