Nocturnal cortisol, thyroid stimulating hormone, and growth hormone secretory profiles in depressed adolescents.

Abstract

Twelve depressed adolescents and 12 controls matched for age, sex, Tanner stage, time of menstrual cycle (females), weight, and time of year assessed were studied over 3 nights. Measurements for cortisol, thyroid stimulating hormone, and growth hormone were made on serum collected at 10 P.M., 12 midnight, 1 A.M., 2 A.M., 3 A.M., 4 A.M., and 6 A.M. in eight… (More)

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