Disturbances in Serine-Glycine Metabolism in Relation to Acute Psychoses with Psychedelic Symptoms
Psychoses showing complete recovery mostly have an episodic course and belong to the large group of acute psychotic syndromes which cannot be classified either as schizophrenic, paranoid, organic mental or affective disorders.
KeywordsBiological Psychiatry Acute Intermittent Porphyria Episodic Psychosis Serine Hydroxymethyltransferase Recovered Patient
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