The function of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis in Alzheimer's disease. Response to insulin hypoglycaemia.


BACKGROUND To investigate an association between HPA axis dysfunction, depression and cognitive impairment, we assessed subjects with mild Alzheimer's disease (AD). METHOD Sixteen non-depressed subjects with AD according to NINCDS/ADRDA criteria and 18 normal controls underwent the insulin hypoglycaemia (IH) test and the dexamethasone suppression test… (More)


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