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dc.contributor.authorRothschild, Anthony J.
dc.contributor.authorSchatzberg, Alan F.
dc.contributor.authorRosenbaum, Alan H.
dc.contributor.authorStahl, Julie B.
dc.contributor.authorCole, Jonathan O.
dc.date2022-08-11T08:10:25.000
dc.date.accessioned2022-08-23T17:08:25Z
dc.date.available2022-08-23T17:08:25Z
dc.date.issued1982-11-01
dc.date.submitted2010-05-05
dc.identifier.citationBr J Psychiatry. 1982 Nov;141:471-4.
dc.identifier.issn0007-1250 (Linking)
dc.identifier.pmid7150883
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.14038/45568
dc.description.abstractPlasma cortisol levels examined at 16.00 hours after dexamethasone in 31 controls and in 34 psychotic patients with various diagnoses, suggests that the ranges of such levels may help to discriminate among subtypes of psychotic patients. They were significantly higher in the unipolar depressed psychotic group than in control subjects or in psychotic patients with bipolar depression or schizophrenia. Moreover, the distribution of values differed between groups. Whereas 8 of 14 psychotic patients with unipolar depressive illness had post-dexamethasone cortisol values greater than or equal to 14 micrograms/dl, none of the remaining psychotic patients had similarly high values. Implications of these data are discussed.
dc.language.isoen_US
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dc.relation.urlhttp://bjp.rcpsych.org/cgi/content/abstract/141/5/471
dc.subjectAdolescent
dc.subjectAdult
dc.subjectAge Factors
dc.subjectAged
dc.subjectBipolar Disorder
dc.subjectDepression, Chemical
dc.subjectDepressive Disorder
dc.subjectDexamethasone
dc.subjectDiagnosis, Differential
dc.subjectFemale
dc.subjectHumans
dc.subjectHydrocortisone
dc.subjectMale
dc.subjectMiddle Aged
dc.subjectPsychotic Disorders
dc.subjectSchizophrenia
dc.subjectPsychiatry
dc.titleThe dexamethasone suppression test as a discriminator among subtypes of psychotic patients
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.source.journaltitleThe British journal of psychiatry : the journal of mental science
dc.source.volume141
dc.identifier.legacycoverpagehttps://escholarship.umassmed.edu/psych_pp/10
dc.identifier.contextkey1299357
html.description.abstract<p>Plasma cortisol levels examined at 16.00 hours after dexamethasone in 31 controls and in 34 psychotic patients with various diagnoses, suggests that the ranges of such levels may help to discriminate among subtypes of psychotic patients. They were significantly higher in the unipolar depressed psychotic group than in control subjects or in psychotic patients with bipolar depression or schizophrenia. Moreover, the distribution of values differed between groups. Whereas 8 of 14 psychotic patients with unipolar depressive illness had post-dexamethasone cortisol values greater than or equal to 14 micrograms/dl, none of the remaining psychotic patients had similarly high values. Implications of these data are discussed.</p>
dc.identifier.submissionpathpsych_pp/10
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Psychiatry
dc.source.pages471-4


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