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Heat-loss response to a thermal challenge in seasonal affective disorder.
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PMID:  7972575     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
This study extends earlier findings of poorly facilitated postexercise heat loss during the winter in seasonal affective disorder (SAD). While depressed in the winter, 19 SAD subjects exhibited a significantly impaired postexercise heat loss relative to 10 control subjects. During the summer while euthymic, SAD subjects did not significantly differ from control subjects in postexercise heat loss. Since thermoregulatory heat loss is a highly dopamine-dependent process, these results support earlier findings of poorly facilitated dopamine availability in SAD during the winter and suggest a centrally mediated effect of light in SAD.
P A Arbisi; R A Depue; S Krauss; M R Spoont; A Leon; B Ainsworth; R Muir
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article; Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't; Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Psychiatry research     Volume:  52     ISSN:  0165-1781     ISO Abbreviation:  Psychiatry Res     Publication Date:  1994 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1994-11-28     Completed Date:  1994-11-28     Revised Date:  2008-04-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  7911385     Medline TA:  Psychiatry Res     Country:  IRELAND    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  199-214     Citation Subset:  IM    
Department of Psychology, University of Minnesota, Minneapolis.
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MeSH Terms
Body Temperature*
Body Temperature Regulation*
Dopamine / physiology
Seasonal Affective Disorder / psychology*
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