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.
From the Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, Fukuoka, Japan.
Received for publication November 14, 2010; accepted December 14, 2010.
Reprints: Wakako Umene-Nakano, MD, PhD, Department of Psychiatry, School of Medicine, University of Occupational and Environmental Health, 1-1 Iseigaoka, Yahatanishi-ku, Kitakyushu, Fukuoka 8078555, Japan (e-mail: firstname.lastname@example.org).
The authors declare no conflict of interest.