Basal circadian and pulsatile ACTH and cortisol secretion in patients with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome

@article{Crofford2004BasalCA,
  title={Basal circadian and pulsatile ACTH and cortisol secretion in patients with fibromyalgia and/or chronic fatigue syndrome},
  author={Leslie J. Crofford and Elizabeth Anne Young and N. Cary Engleberg and Ania Korszun and Mark A. Demitrack},
  journal={Brain, Behavior, and Immunity},
  year={2004},
  volume={18},
  pages={314-325}
}
The objective of this study was to evaluate and compare the basal circadian and pulsatile architecture of the HPA axis in groups of patients with FMS, CFS, or both syndromes with individually matched control groups. Forty patients with either FMS (n = 13), FMS and CFS (n = 12), or CFS (n = 15) were matched by age (18-65), sex, and menstrual status to healthy controls. Subjects were excluded if they met criteria for major Axis I psychiatric disorders by structured clinical interview (SCID… CONTINUE READING

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