Differences in plasma ACTH and cortisol between depressed patients and normal controls.

@article{Pfohl1985DifferencesIP,
  title={Differences in plasma ACTH and cortisol between depressed patients and normal controls.},
  author={Bruce Pfohl and Barry M. Sherman and Janet A. Schlechte and George Winokur},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={1985},
  volume={20 10},
  pages={1055-72}
}
Although studies have repeatedly demonstrated that depressed patients average higher baseline and postdexamethasone serum cortisol than normal controls, studies examining similar trends in adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) have produced conflicting results. The current study uniquely employs 48 hr of every 20-min serum sampling: the first 24 hr prior to dexamethasone administration and the second 24 hr subsequent. The depressed patients showed higher baseline cortisol levels than normal… CONTINUE READING

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