Psychosocial and endocrine features of chronic first-episode major depression in 8-16 year olds.

@article{Goodyer2001PsychosocialAE,
  title={Psychosocial and endocrine features of chronic first-episode major depression in 8-16 year olds.},
  author={Ian M. Goodyer and Rebecca Park and Joe Herbert},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  year={2001},
  volume={50 5},
  pages={351-7}
}
BACKGROUND Psychoendocrine processes may have a role in explaining individual differences in the outcome of major depression in 8-16-year-old school children. METHODS Salivary cortisol and dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels at 8:00 AM and 8:00 PM, life events, and comorbidity were assessed at presentation, 36, and 72 weeks in 47 (60%) of 78 clinically referred subjects with a first episode of major depression. Comparisons were made between chronic and nonchronic major depression. RESULTS… CONTINUE READING
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