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Prolactin monitoring in schizophrenia should be indicated by symptomatology not time

Journal Article


Abstract


  • First, we would like to congratulate

    the College on the release of the

    updated version of the clinical practice

    guidelines for the treatment of

    schizophrenia and related disorders

    (Galletly et al., 2016). We note that

    the guidelines are quite comprehensive;

    however, they are overly comprehensive

    with regard to the

    measurement of prolactin. Prolactin is

    a hormone secreted by the pituitary

    gland; it is strongly tied to circadian

    rhythms (Ajmal et al., 2014).

    Historically, prolactin has been associated

    with lactation and the female

    reproductive system, since that time,

    the role of prolactin in the male

    reproductive system, bone and metabolic

    health has also become evident

    (Ajmal et al., 2014).

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Pai, N. B. & Vella, S. C. (2017). Prolactin monitoring in schizophrenia should be indicated by symptomatology not time. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51 (11), 1152-1156.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85032749666

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1152

End Page


  • 1156

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom

Abstract


  • First, we would like to congratulate

    the College on the release of the

    updated version of the clinical practice

    guidelines for the treatment of

    schizophrenia and related disorders

    (Galletly et al., 2016). We note that

    the guidelines are quite comprehensive;

    however, they are overly comprehensive

    with regard to the

    measurement of prolactin. Prolactin is

    a hormone secreted by the pituitary

    gland; it is strongly tied to circadian

    rhythms (Ajmal et al., 2014).

    Historically, prolactin has been associated

    with lactation and the female

    reproductive system, since that time,

    the role of prolactin in the male

    reproductive system, bone and metabolic

    health has also become evident

    (Ajmal et al., 2014).

Publication Date


  • 2017

Citation


  • Pai, N. B. & Vella, S. C. (2017). Prolactin monitoring in schizophrenia should be indicated by symptomatology not time. Australian and New Zealand Journal of Psychiatry, 51 (11), 1152-1156.

Scopus Eid


  • 2-s2.0-85032749666

Number Of Pages


  • 4

Start Page


  • 1152

End Page


  • 1156

Volume


  • 51

Issue


  • 11

Place Of Publication


  • United Kingdom