Elevated corticosteroids as a possible cause of abnormal neuroendocrine function in depressive illness

K. S. Kendler, K. L. Davis

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Abstract

A decreased growth hormone response to hypoglycemia, low leutinizing hormone levels and a diminished thyroid stimulating hormone response to thyrotropin releasing hormone have all been found in some patients with endogenous depression. Evidence is presented that suggests all these neuroendocrine abnormalities are the result of the increased adrenal activity that is also seen in patients with depressive illness. The implications of this hypothesis are examined.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)183-194
Number of pages12
JournalCommunications In Psychopharmacology
Volume1
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1977
Externally publishedYes

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