Positive relationship between the catecholaminergic turnover and the DST results in depression.

@article{Maes1990PositiveRB,
  title={Positive relationship between the catecholaminergic turnover and the DST results in depression.},
  author={Michael Maes and Maurits Vandewoude and Chris K W Schotte and Mona Martin and Pierre Blockx},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={1990},
  volume={20 3},
  pages={493-9}
}
In the past some workers have reported positive relationships between indices of noradrenaline activity and measures of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA)-axis function. In order to investigate these relations, the authors measured noradrenaline, adrenaline and vanillylmandelic acid (VMA) in 24 h urine samples of 72 depressed females. Serum adrenocorticotrophic hormone (ACTH) and cortisol concentrations were determined before and after administration of 1 mg of dexamethasone. Cortisol non… CONTINUE READING

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