Growth hormone secretion in prepubertal children with major depression. I. Final report on response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia during a depressive episode.

@article{PuigAntich1984GrowthHS,
  title={Growth hormone secretion in prepubertal children with major depression. I. Final report on response to insulin-induced hypoglycemia during a depressive episode.},
  author={J P Puig-Antich and Hana Novacenko and Mark Davies and W J Chambers and Mary Ann Tabrizi and V Krawiec and Paul J. Ambrosini and Edward J. Sachar},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1984},
  volume={41 5},
  pages={455-60}
}
Insulin tolerance tests (ITTs) were carried out on 46 drug-free prepubertal children with severe emotional disorders. Thirteen met unmodified Research Diagnostic Criteria for major depressive disorder, definite endogenous subtype, 17 met the criteria for nonendogenous major depressive disorder, and 16 fit DSM-III criteria for nondepressed neurotic disorders. The group with endogenous depression had significant hyposecretion of growth hormone (GH) in this test when compared with the other groups… CONTINUE READING