The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system in panic disorder.

  title={The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal system in panic disorder.},
  author={Sergey Goldstein and Uriel M Halbreich and Gregory M. Asnis and Jean M Endicott and Jose Ma. J. Alvir},
  journal={The American journal of psychiatry},
  volume={144 10},
The authors evaluated 24 outpatients with panic disorder by means of the afternoon continuous test for cortisol and the 1-mg dexamethasone suppression test (DST) and compared the results with those of 38 outpatients with major depressive disorder and 61 healthy control subjects. The mean basal cortisol level of the patients with panic disorder was… CONTINUE READING