Psychological and endocrine abnormalities in refugees from East Germany: Part I. Prolonged stress, psychopathology, and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis activity

@article{Bauer1994PsychologicalAE,
  title={Psychological and endocrine abnormalities in refugees from East Germany: Part I. Prolonged stress, psychopathology, and hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis activity},
  author={Michael Anthony Bauer and Stefan Priebe and Irene K{\"u}rten and Klaus-j{\"u}rgen Gr{\"a}f and A. Marguerite Baumgartner},
  journal={Psychiatry Research},
  year={1994},
  volume={51},
  pages={61-73}
}
The influence of prolonged psychological stress on hormonal secretion was investigated in 84 East Germany refugees suffering from psychiatric disorders within 6 weeks of their arrival in West Berlin shortly before or after the fall of the Berlin Wall. Before leaving the German Democratic Republic, these patients had already experienced prolonged stress, which continued after migration. In most cases, the diagnosis was anxious-depressive syndrome with vegetative complaints and symptoms of… CONTINUE READING
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