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Journal of ECT:
doi: 10.1097/YCT.0b013e31820b846f
Brief Clinical Report Letters

The Case of a Depressed Man Who Exhibited Hyperprolactinemia and Galactopoiesis After Electroconvulsive Therapy

Tokutsu, Yuki MD; Umene-Nakano, Wakako MD, PhD; Yoshimura, Reiji MD, PhD; Katsuki, Asuka MD; Atake, Kiyokazu MD; Nakamura, Jun MD, PhD

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Abstract

Abstract: The increase in plasma prolactin during electroconvulsive therapy, as a reflection of cerebral stimulation, has been much studied. We report, for the first time, the case of a man with depression experiencing hyperprolactinemia and galactopoiesis induced by ECT with the results of the plasma levels of homovanillic acid and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol.

© 2012 by Lippincott Williams & Wilkins

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