Topographic Brain Mapping and Neuroendocrine Parameters in a Patient with Addison’s Disease and a Depressive Syndrome Before and After Treatment with Hydrocortisone

  • R. Rupprecht
  • T. Dierks
  • G. Reifschneider
  • F. V. Baumgarten
  • K. Maurer
  • J. Pichl
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Abstract

Electroencephalographic alpha activity is reported to be reduced in Addison’s disease (Christian 1982; Gibbs and Gibbs 1964). Investigations of the influence of adrenocorticotrophin (ACTH) and hydrocortisone on electroencephalographic activity have yielded conflicting results: some authors found an increase, others a decrease of alpha activity (Krump 1956; Thiébaut et al. 1958).

Keywords

Hydrocortisone Prolactin Melancholia 

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References

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© Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1989

Authors and Affiliations

  • R. Rupprecht
    • 1
  • T. Dierks
    • 1
  • G. Reifschneider
    • 1
  • F. V. Baumgarten
    • 1
  • K. Maurer
    • 1
  • J. Pichl
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of PsychiatryUniversity of WürzburgWürzburgFederal Republic of Germany
  2. 2.Department of Internal MedicineUniversity of ErlangenErlangenFederal Republic of Germany

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