Psychopharmacologia

, Volume 5, Issue 3, pp 228–233 | Cite as

Study of Paspalum scrobiculatum extract in forty psychotic patients

  • V. R. Deo
Clinical Reports
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Summary

The dried ethanol extract of the husk of Paspalum scrobiculatum grain was given to psychotic patients. The trial was conducted by the double blind control, cross over method. The extract has been found to exert definite tranquillizing effect on patients. The only side effects noticed were tremors and rigidity, which were reversible. However, clinical trial with larger doses and for a longer period is necessary to assess its efficacy and safety in psychiatric patients.

Keywords

Clinical Trial Large Dose Ethanol Extract Psychiatric Patient Psychotic Patient 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • V. R. Deo
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  1. 1.Mental HospitalRatnagiri (Maharashtra State)India

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