Reversal of dexamethasone suppression test nonsuppression in alcohol abusers.

@article{Newsom1983ReversalOD,
  title={Reversal of dexamethasone suppression test nonsuppression in alcohol abusers.},
  author={Gordon C. Newsom and Natalie D. Murray},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  year={1983},
  volume={140 3},
  pages={353-4}
}
Of 75 detoxified alcohol-abusing inpatients given the dexamethasone suppression test (DST), 13 demonstrated nonsuppression and returned to normal suppression after 4 more weeks of abstinence. The authors question interpreting nonsuppression in alcohol abusers as indicating major depression without a significant period of abstinence.