Differential responsivity of corticosterone and prolactin to stress following lesions of the septum or amygdala: implications for psychoneuroendocrinology

@article{Seggie1987DifferentialRO,
  title={Differential responsivity of corticosterone and prolactin to stress following lesions of the septum or amygdala: implications for psychoneuroendocrinology},
  author={J A Seggie},
  journal={Progress in Neuro-Psychopharmacology and Biological Psychiatry},
  year={1987},
  volume={11},
  pages={315-324}
}
Attempts to use neuroendocrine challenge tests to reflect suspected CNS dysfunction are popular, but frought with problems of interpretation. The dexamethasone suppression test of cortisol is thought to reflect limbic system function. Hormone responses to the triple bolus challenge test have also been reported to reflect limbic system dysfunction, but interpretation is dependent upon the hormone chosen for study. Challenge tests using prolactin have fallen out of favour because the final common… CONTINUE READING