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Not fade away: the HPA axis and depression.

Abstract:

Salivary cortisol sampling has confirmed the presence of increased cortisol secretion in depression and has also revealed that some aspects of hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis disturbance have trait-like characteristics that may predict the risk of future illness. Persistent hypersecretion of cortisol in individuals vulnerable to depression also has implications for the medical co-morbidities associated with mood disorder. Pharmacological treatments targeted at the HPA axis represent ...

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10.1017/s0033291709005558

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Journal:
Psychological medicine
Volume:
40
Issue:
1
Pages:
1-4
Publication date:
2010-01-05
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EISSN:
1469-8978
ISSN:
0033-2917
URN:
uuid:a4278320-5f3d-4fa2-9e01-46b8f3bb682a
Source identifiers:
185889
Local pid:
pubs:185889

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