ABSTRACT— Platelet serotonin (5‐HT) uptake was determined in 15 underweight anorexia nervosa patients and a control group of 15 healthy individuals. The Vmax (picomoles/108 platelets/5 min) was 424 ± 103 in patients and 424 ± 69 in controls. The Km was 1.19 ± 0.2 μM in patients and 1.08 ± 0.17 μM in controls. The differences between the groups were not significant. These findings do not support the hypothesis that serotonin metabolism is disturbed in anorexia nervosa.
|Number of pages||4|
|Journal||Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica|
|State||Published - Feb 1987|
- affective disorder
- anorexia nervosa