Neuroendocrinological Findings in Depression Compared with Findings in Malnutrition, Cushing’s Syndrome and Emotional Stress

  • M. Berger
  • P. Doerr
  • J.-Ch. Krieg
  • K.-M. Pirke
  • D. von Zerssen


In the last 20 years there have been extensive publications on neuroendocrine abnormalities in depressive disorders. In recent years the main interest has focused on the hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal system and the dexamethasone suppression test (DST). Just since 1979 about 150 studies regarding the relevance of the DST for psychiatry have been published


Anorexia Nervosa Major Depressive Disorder Dexamethasone Suppression Test Hormonal Axis Central Transmitter 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • M. Berger
    • 1
  • P. Doerr
    • 1
  • J.-Ch. Krieg
    • 1
  • K.-M. Pirke
    • 1
  • D. von Zerssen
    • 1
  1. 1.Max-Planck-Institute of PsychiatryMunich 40Germany

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