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Increased salivary cortisol after waking in depression.

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RATIONALE: Cortisol hypersecretion is regarded as important in the pathophysiology of major depression. However, recent studies in community-based samples have been inconclusive. OBJECTIVE: To determine whether acutely depressed, medication-free subjects show an exaggerated release of cortisol in saliva in relation to awakening. METHODS: We studied the pattern of waking salivary cortisol in 20 unmedicated acutely depressed subjects and 40 healthy controls. RESULTS: In both groups, salivary c...

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10.1007/s00213-005-0062-z

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Institution:
University of Oxford
Department:
Oxford, MSD, Psychiatry
Journal:
Psychopharmacology
Volume:
182
Issue:
1
Pages:
54-57
Publication date:
2005-10-05
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EISSN:
1432-2072
ISSN:
0033-3158
URN:
uuid:72ca3580-3d85-484f-9261-0f994e581081
Source identifiers:
139903
Local pid:
pubs:139903

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