TITLE

Active and passive avoidance learning in controls and schizophrenic patients on racemic propranolol and neuroleptics

AUTHOR(S)
Gruzelier, John; Thornton, Susan; Staniforth, David; Zaki, Saniha; Yorkston, Neil; Gruzelier, J; Thornton, S; Staniforth, D; Zaki, S; Yorkston, N
PUB. DATE
August 1980
SOURCE
British Journal of Psychiatry;Aug80, Vol. 137, p131
SOURCE TYPE
Academic Journal
DOC. TYPE
journal article
ABSTRACT
Normal controls and schizophrenic patients on propranolol as sole drug or combined with neuroleptics showed superior active and passive avoidance learning to schizophrenic patients who were medicated with conventional neuroleptics only. Active avoidance involved responding quickly, passive avoidance withholding a response to avoid an unpleasant noise and reacting to the appropriate stimulus. This may reflect an improvement brought about by propranolol in the limbic regulation of stimulus and response processes.
ACCESSION #
24796727

 

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