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Increased waking salivary cortisol levels in young people at familial risk of depression.

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OBJECTIVE: Cortisol hypersecretion is one of the most reliable biological abnormalities in major depression, but it is uncertain if it represents an illness marker or a trait vulnerability to mood disorder. The present study sought to answer this question by measuring waking salivary cortisol levels in young people at familial risk of depression but with no personal history of mood disorder. METHOD: The authors studied 49 young people who had not been depressed themselves but who had a parent...

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10.1176/appi.ajp.164.4.617

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
The American journal of psychiatry
Volume:
164
Issue:
4
Pages:
617-621
Publication date:
2007-04-05
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EISSN:
1535-7228
ISSN:
0002-953X
URN:
uuid:45176f96-11cb-41ea-a56a-53a6a13643c7
Source identifiers:
139427
Local pid:
pubs:139427

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