Clinical and biochemical observations during treatment of depression with electroacupuncture: A pilot study
2002 (English)In: Human Psychopharmacology: Clinical and Experimental, ISSN 0885-6222, Vol. 17, no 7, 345-348 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Six patients suffering from major depression were treated with electroacupuncture. During 4 weeks of treatment, the total CPRS-S-A score decreased from 23.8 to 13.4 (p = 0.0095). A decrease of neuropeptide Y (NPY) in plasma during the first 2 weeks of treatment was noted in five of the patients, all being women (p = 0.0431). The decrease was negatively correlated with age (rs = -0.29, p = 0.046). The results are in line with a putative antidepressive effect of electroacupuncture, along with an influence on NPY in plasma. Copyright ⌐ 2002 John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
Place, publisher, year, edition, pages
2002. Vol. 17, no 7, 345-348 p.
Medical and Health Sciences
IdentifiersURN: urn:nbn:se:liu:diva-27907DOI: 10.1002/hup.425Local ID: 12667OAI: oai:DiVA.org:liu-27907DiVA: diva2:248459