The role of stress in interpreting the dexamethasone suppression test.

@article{Blouin1992TheRO,
  title={The role of stress in interpreting the dexamethasone suppression test.},
  author={J H Blouin and E. -M. Spindler and Edgardo L. Perez and Andr{\'e} Blouin and Steve Hotz and J Hakkaku},
  journal={Canadian journal of psychiatry. Revue canadienne de psychiatrie},
  year={1992},
  volume={37 10},
  pages={724-7}
}
Stress has been implicated as a major confounding factor in the interpretation of Dexamethasone Suppression Test (DST) results. This study was designed to examine the effects of stress on DST results. Fifty patients with high levels of acute, chronic, and environmental stress participated in the study. Each patient was given a comprehensive psychiatric and psychological assessment, a routine administration of dexamethasone, and blood tests of cortisol values. The results indicate that the three… CONTINUE READING

From This Paper

Topics from this paper.
0 Citations
0 References
Similar Papers

Similar Papers

Loading similar papers…