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Amphetamine-Induced Dysphoria in Postmenopausal Women

  • Uriel Halbreich (a1), Gregory Asnis (a2), Donald Ross (a3) and Jean Endicott (a4)

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Dextroamphetamine (0.15 mg/kg) intravenously administered to a group of normal postmenopausal women induced a dysphoric reaction with drowsiness, annoyance, sadness and anger. Young normal men, receiving the same dosage, responded with elation of mood and alertness. It is suggested that age and hypoestrogenism may alter the behavioural response to amphetamine.

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Correspondence: Department of Psychiatry, Montefiore Hospital and Medical Center, Albert Einstein College of Medicine, 111 East 210th Street, Bronx, New York 10467, USA.

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Amphetamine-Induced Dysphoria in Postmenopausal Women

  • Uriel Halbreich (a1), Gregory Asnis (a2), Donald Ross (a3) and Jean Endicott (a4)
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