Title

Platelet MAO activity and the dexamethasone suppression test in depressed patients

UMMS Affiliation

Department of Psychiatry

Date

9-1-1983

Document Type

Article

Medical Subject Headings

Adult; Blood Platelets; Depressive Disorder; Dexamethasone; Female; Humans; Hydrocortisone; Male; Middle Aged; Monoamine Oxidase

Disciplines

Psychiatry

Abstract

Platelet monoamine oxidase (MAO) activity and postdexamethasone cortisol levels were determined in 26 depressed patients. The incidence of cortisol nonsuppression and the mean postdexamethasone cortisol levels were significantly higher in patients with high MAO activity than in those with low MAO activity.

Rights and Permissions

Citation: Am J Psychiatry. 1983 Sep;140(9):1231-3.

Related Resources

Link to Article in PubMed

PubMed ID

6614239