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Emotional bias and waking salivary cortisol in relatives of patients with major depression.

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BACKGROUND: Biases in the processing of emotional information have been shown to be abnormal in subjects with major depression, both during an episode and after full recovery. However, it is unclear whether these biases are a cause or an effect of the depression. This study set out to explore whether such biases represent a vulnerability factor for depression by looking at unaffected first-degree relatives of those with major depressive disorder. We also measured waking salivary cortisol, as ...

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10.1017/s0033291706009184

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Division:
MSD
Department:
Psychiatry
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Author
Journal:
Psychological medicine More from this journal
Volume:
37
Issue:
3
Pages:
403-410
Publication date:
2007-03-01
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917

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