Persistence of abnormal cortisol levels in elderly persons after recovery from major depression.

@article{Beluche2009PersistenceOA,
  title={Persistence of abnormal cortisol levels in elderly persons after recovery from major depression.},
  author={Isabelle Beluche and Isabelle Chaudieu and Joanna Norton and Isabelle Carri{\`e}re and Jean-Philippe Boulenger and Karen Ritchie and Marie Laure Ancelin},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2009},
  volume={43 8},
  pages={
          777-83
        }
}
BACKGROUND Cortisol hypersecretion is characteristic of acute clinical depression, but little is known in fully recovered, non-treated elderly persons with a lifetime history of depression. This study was designed to examine patterns of diurnal cycle of cortisol in an elderly cohort without current depression or treatment for depression according to whether the person has or has not experienced a previous episode of depression or co-morbid depression with anxiety. METHODS Cortisol secretion… CONTINUE READING

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