Dexamethasone response, thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation, rapid eye movement latency, and subtypes of depression.

@article{Rush1997DexamethasoneRT,
  title={Dexamethasone response, thyrotropin-releasing hormone stimulation, rapid eye movement latency, and subtypes of depression.},
  author={A. John Rush and Donna E. Giles and Marita Schlesser and Paul J. Orsulak and Jacalyn Weissenburger and Cecil Fulton and Carol J Fairchild and Howard P. Roffwarg},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1997},
  volume={41 9},
  pages={915-28}
}
Most prior studies of mood disorders have used a single laboratory test to assist in differential diagnosis, prediction of treatment response, and prediction of relapse. This study compared three laboratory measures in a combined in- and outpatient sample of depressed patients. Dexamethasone suppression test (DST) nonsuppression occurred in 46% of patients with endogenous major depression, in 15% with nonendogenous major depression, and in 56% with bipolar, depressed phase disorder. A blunted… CONTINUE READING

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