Dexamethasone suppression test and plasma dexamethasone levels in bulimia.

A 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test (DST) was carried out in 66 women with bulimia and in 26 age- and sex-matched controls. Blood samples were obtained at 4 PM on the day following dexamethasone ingestion, and levels of cortisol and of dexamethasone in the plasma were measured. Thirty-two percent of the patients vs only 7% of the controls had plasma… CONTINUE READING