Body temperature in patients with panic disorder treated with escitalopram

Todder, Doron, Fox, Michael, and Baune, Bernhard T. (2009) Body temperature in patients with panic disorder treated with escitalopram. Clinical Autonomic Research, 19 (4). pp. 255-258.

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The aim of the study was to investigate the influence of escitalopram on peripheral body temperature(PBT) in panic disorder. In a 4 week case–control study (N = 12 female patients; N = 12 matched healthy controls), the daytime PBT declined compared to night time PBT in patients. The prospective relationship between PBT and panic disorder shows a decline of daytime PBT compared to the night time PBT in panic disorder from week 2 of treatment with escitalopram onwards. The effect of escitalopram on daytime PBT may have occurred through an activation of the sympathetic system.

Item ID: 5115
Item Type: Article (Research - C1)
ISSN: 1619-1560
Keywords: panic disorder; escitalopram; female; body temperature
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Date Deposited: 25 Aug 2009 05:20
FoR Codes: 11 MEDICAL AND HEALTH SCIENCES > 1109 Neurosciences > 110901 Autonomic Nervous System @ 100%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9299 Other Health > 929999 Health not elsewhere classified @ 100%
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