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Year : 2020  |  Volume : 5  |  Issue : 4  |  Page : 351-354

Prolactin level in patients with first-episode psychosis

1 Resident at Student Hospital Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
2 Department of Andrology and STDs, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
3 Department of Psychiatry in Psychology and Neurology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt
4 Dermatology, Venereology and Andrology, Faculty of Medicine, Assiut University, Assiut, Egypt

Correspondence Address:
Fatma A.-Z W. Abd Al-Naser
Student Hospital Assiut University, Assiut
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Source of Support: None, Conflict of Interest: None

DOI: 10.4103/JCMRP.JCMRP_149_19

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Objective The objective of the study was to measure serum prolactin level in first-episode psychotic patients. Design A cross-sectional hospital-based study. Patients and methods This study was carried out at the Dermatology, Venereology, and Andrology Department of Assiut University Hospital, Egypt, to measure serum prolactin level in patients with first episode psychosis who did not receive any medication yet. It was carried out on 40 first episode psychotic patients and 40 age-matched control group. Results The study showed significant increase in serum prolactin level in antipsychotic-free patients with first-episode psychosis. Conclusion Men with first episode psychosis had higher prolactin level than that of control and increased duration of untreated psychosis leads to more hyperprolactinemia.

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