The dexamethasone suppression test in psychotic versus non-psychotic endogenous depression

Z. Ríhmer, M. Arato, E. Szadoczky, K. Révai, E. Demeter, S. György, P. Udvarhelyi

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Abstract

The authors investigated the dexamethasone suppression test (DST) in 93 female patients with primary (endogenous) major depression; in 20 female paranoid schizophrenics, and in 17 healthy females. Depressed patients had a significantly higher rate of abnormal DST response and significantly higher post-dexamethasone serum cortisol levels than schizophrenics and normal controls. The unipolar and bipolar depressives showed a similar profile of DST abnormalities. Depressed patients with psychotic features had a significantly higher rate of positive DST results than non-psychotic patients.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)508-511
Number of pages4
JournalBritish Journal of Psychiatry
Volume145
Issue numberNOV.
Publication statusPublished - 1984

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Depressive Disorder
Dexamethasone
Hydrocortisone
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  • Psychiatry and Mental health

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Ríhmer, Z., Arato, M., Szadoczky, E., Révai, K., Demeter, E., György, S., & Udvarhelyi, P. (1984). The dexamethasone suppression test in psychotic versus non-psychotic endogenous depression. British Journal of Psychiatry, 145(NOV.), 508-511.

The dexamethasone suppression test in psychotic versus non-psychotic endogenous depression. / Ríhmer, Z.; Arato, M.; Szadoczky, E.; Révai, K.; Demeter, E.; György, S.; Udvarhelyi, P.

In: British Journal of Psychiatry, Vol. 145, No. NOV., 1984, p. 508-511.

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Ríhmer, Z, Arato, M, Szadoczky, E, Révai, K, Demeter, E, György, S & Udvarhelyi, P 1984, 'The dexamethasone suppression test in psychotic versus non-psychotic endogenous depression', British Journal of Psychiatry, vol. 145, no. NOV., pp. 508-511.
Ríhmer Z, Arato M, Szadoczky E, Révai K, Demeter E, György S et al. The dexamethasone suppression test in psychotic versus non-psychotic endogenous depression. British Journal of Psychiatry. 1984;145(NOV.):508-511.
Ríhmer, Z. ; Arato, M. ; Szadoczky, E. ; Révai, K. ; Demeter, E. ; György, S. ; Udvarhelyi, P. / The dexamethasone suppression test in psychotic versus non-psychotic endogenous depression. In: British Journal of Psychiatry. 1984 ; Vol. 145, No. NOV. pp. 508-511.
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