Premorbid Adjustment and Response to Nicotinic Acid
Some years ago the Rutgers Interdisciplinary Research Center received what then seemed to be a very large grant to study the hypothesis that nicotinic acid in large doses was effective in the treatment of schizophrenia (Hoffer et al., 1957). The research plan for this comprehensive study provided for a sample of 100 patients on treatment for the course of two years. All of the patients were new admissions at the New Jersey State Hospital at Marlboro. All were males and very few of them could be described as chronic patients. The median duration of prior hospitalization during the preceding five years was 7 1/2 weeks.
KeywordsPositive Predictor Pretreatment Rating Acanthosis Nigricans Predictor Score Prior Hospitalization
Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.
- Hoffer, A., Osmond, H., Callbeck, M. J., and Kahan, I., 1957, “Treatment of schizophrenia with nicotinic acid and nicotinamide,” J. Clin. Exp. Psychopathol. 18: 131–158.Google Scholar