Dexamethasone suppression test in alcohol withdrawal: relationship to depression and liver function.

@article{Balldin1992DexamethasoneST,
  title={Dexamethasone suppression test in alcohol withdrawal: relationship to depression and liver function.},
  author={Jan Balldin and Ulf Berggren and K Bokstr{\"o}m and G{\"o}ran Lindstedt and Jonna Sj{\"o}berg and C Wendestam},
  journal={Drug and alcohol dependence},
  year={1992},
  volume={30 2},
  pages={175-9}
}
The relationship between dexamethasone suppression test (DST) response, depressive symptoms and liver function tests was investigated in 15 male alcohol-dependent patients for 2 weeks during alcohol withdrawal. Six of the patients relapsed into drinking within the investigation period. There was no association between DST response and relapse, which suggests that abnormal DST response has no predictive value for relapse into drinking. About 50% of the patients had abnormal DST responses during… CONTINUE READING