Katarzyna Twardowska

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The combined dexamethasone/corticotropin-releasing hormone (DEX/CRH) test was performed in forty patients with depression (12 male, 28 female), aged 20-68 years, in the course of affective illness (16 bipolar, 24 unipolar) both during acute depressive episode and in remission. The results were compared with those of 20 healthy control subjects (10 male, 10(More)
A review of the literature has been presented concerning pathogenetic role of limbic-hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis (LHPA) in depression and the therapeutic possibility obtained by influencing this axis. Increased cortisol concentration has until now been the best documented biochemical abnormality in depression. Pathological results of the(More)
The substantial importance of genetic factors in the etiology of schizophrenia was demonstrated in many studies. The complex model of disease inheritance seems to be the most probable, involving epistatic interaction of many genes. Association studies are based on the analysis of the so-called candidate genes, which are coding for neurotransmitter(More)
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