Depressive symptoms predict norepinephrine response to a psychological stressor task in Alzheimer's caregivers.

@article{Mausbach2005DepressiveSP,
  title={Depressive symptoms predict norepinephrine response to a psychological stressor task in Alzheimer's caregivers.},
  author={Brent T Mausbach and Joel E. Dimsdale and Michael G. Ziegler and Paul J Mills and Sonia Ancoli-Israel and Thomas N. L. Patterson and Jon E. Grant},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2005},
  volume={67 4},
  pages={
          638-42
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Increased depressive symptoms have been associated with increased basal plasma norepinephrine (NE), and may be associated with exaggerated NE response to stress. This exaggerated response may play a role in health consequences associated with caring for a loved-one with Alzheimer's disease. The current study examined the relations between the level of depressive symptoms in spousal caregivers and the physiological response to a psychological stress task. METHODS Fifty-five spousal… CONTINUE READING

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