Differentiating Medicated Patients Suffering from Major Depressive Disorder from Healthy Controls by Spot Urine Measurement of Monoamines and Steroid Hormones

@inproceedings{Wijaya2018DifferentiatingMP,
  title={Differentiating Medicated Patients Suffering from Major Depressive Disorder from Healthy Controls by Spot Urine Measurement of Monoamines and Steroid Hormones},
  author={Chandra Yudha Satria Wijaya and Jovia Jia Zhen Lee and Syeda Fabeha Husain and Cyrus Su Hui Ho and Roger S. McIntyre and Wilson Wai San Tam and Roger Chun-Man Ho},
  booktitle={International journal of environmental research and public health},
  year={2018}
}
Introduction: Major Depressive Disorder (MDD) is a common psychiatric disorder. Currently, there is no objective, cost-effective and non-invasive method to measure biological markers related to the pathogenesis of MDD. Previous studies primarily focused on urinary metabolite markers which are not proximal to the pathogenesis of MDD. Herein, we compare urinary monoamines, steroid hormones and the derived ratios amongst MDD when compared to healthy controls. Methods: Morning urine samples of… CONTINUE READING

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