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The dexamethasone suppression test in panic disorder.
MedLine Citation:
PMID:  3602097     Owner:  NLM     Status:  MEDLINE    
The dexamethasone suppression test (DST) was performed in 35 patients with panic disorder and 21 normal control subjects. Non-suppression of plasma cortisol was determined as 4 micrograms/dl and using this figure 29% of panic patients and 9.5% of controls were non-suppressors. There was no significant difference in the number of suppressors and non-suppressors between patient and control groups (chi 2 = 1.81; P greater than 0.05). Both pre- and postdexamethasone cortisol concentrations were significantly different between the two groups possible indicating a cortisol hypersecretion in some panic patients.
F K Judd; T R Norman; G D Burrows; I M McIntyre
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Publication Detail:
Type:  Journal Article    
Journal Detail:
Title:  Pharmacopsychiatry     Volume:  20     ISSN:  0176-3679     ISO Abbreviation:  Pharmacopsychiatry     Publication Date:  1987 May 
Date Detail:
Created Date:  1987-07-24     Completed Date:  1987-07-24     Revised Date:  2004-11-17    
Medline Journal Info:
Nlm Unique ID:  8402938     Medline TA:  Pharmacopsychiatry     Country:  GERMANY, WEST    
Other Details:
Languages:  eng     Pagination:  99-101     Citation Subset:  IM    
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MeSH Terms
Depressive Disorder / blood,  diagnosis*
Dexamethasone / diagnostic use*
Diagnosis, Differential
Fear / physiology*
Hydrocortisone / blood*
Middle Aged
Panic / physiology*
Reg. No./Substance:
50-02-2/Dexamethasone; 50-23-7/Hydrocortisone

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