A H Rosenbaum

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Plasma cortisol levels examined at 16.00 hours after dexamethasone in 31 controls and in 34 psychotic patients with various diagnoses, suggests that the ranges of such levels may help to discriminate among subtypes of psychotic patients. They were significantly higher in the unipolar depressed psychotic group than in control subjects or in psychotic(More)
In this study mean 4 p.m. cortisol levels were significantly higher in patients with major depression than in control subjects or in patients with bipolar depression or dysthymic-related disorders. Moreover, the distribution of values differed significantly among groups. Eighteen of 45 patients with major depression had cortisol levels of 10 micrograms/dl(More)
The authors measured urinary free cortisol and urinary 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) levels in 24 severely depressed patients and 22 normal control subjects. Urinary free cortisol levels were significantly higher in the depressed patients than in the control subjects, but mean urinary MHPG levels were not significantly different in these two(More)
The authors found that the mean urinary level of 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) was significantly lower in 20 patients with bipolar manic-depressive or schizoaffective depressions than in either 50 patients with unipolar depressions or 26 age- and sex-matched control subjects. In contrast, the mean MHPG levels in the total group of patients with(More)
he authors used competitive protein binding assay and radioimmunoassay to measure cortisol levels in 38 normal control subjects three times before and three times after administration of 1 mg of dexamethasone. They found significant interassay differences at 11:00 p.m. before dexamethasone and at all three postdexamethasone times. Analysis of variance(More)
To explore the hypothesis that depressed patients with low pretreatment levels of urinary 3-methoxy-4-hydroxyphenylglycol (MHPG) respond more favorably to antidepressant drugs which act on noradrenergic neuronal systems than do patients with high MHPG levels, the authors administered 150--200 mg/day of imipramine or maprotiline to 13 depressed patients. All(More)
Prolactin is a protein hormone synthesized and secreted by the anterior pituitary gland. Because the monoamines dopamine and serotonin are important in the control of its secretion, prolactin has been the subject of much psychoendocrine research in recent years. The authors review some of the implications of the main findings of such research as they relate(More)