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Memory impairment in young women at increased risk of depression: influence of cortisol and 5-HTT genotype.

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BACKGROUND: Memory deficits are common in depressed patients and may persist after recovery. The aim of the present study was to determine whether memory impairments were present in young women at increased familial risk of depression and whether memory performance was related either to cortisol secretion or to allelic variation in the promoter region of the serotonin transporter gene (5-HTT). METHOD: Young women (n=35, age range 16-21 years) with no personal history of depression but with a ...

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10.1017/s0033291708004248

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Role:
Author
Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
39
Issue:
5
Pages:
757-762
Publication date:
2009-05-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:2c008d1b-af64-41f3-9143-7f5423fff762
Source identifiers:
139593
Local pid:
pubs:139593

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