Hyperprolactinaemia in early psychosis-not only due to antipsychotics

Jacqueline Aston, Evelyne Rechsteiner, Nadine Bull, Stefan Borgwardt, Ute Gschwandtner, Anita Riecher-Rössler*

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Hyperprolactinaemia is often found in patients with schizophrenia and usually considered a consequence of antipsychotics. Prolactin levels were measured in 43 At-Risk Mental State individuals (ARMS) and 26 patients with First Episode Psychosis (FEP). Hyperprolactinaemia was found in 25.6% of ARMS and 46.2% of FEP. Within 60 antipsychotic-naïve ARMS and FEP, hyperprolactinaemia was found in 26.7%. Hyperprolactinaemia may be pre-existing in a subgroup of patients with schizophrenia.

Original languageEnglish
JournalProgress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry
Issue number7
Pages (from-to)1342-1344
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - 10.2010


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