High levels of plasma catecholamines in dexamethasone-resistant depressed patients

R. F. Barnes, R. C. Veith, S. Borson, J. Verhey, M. A. Raskind, J. B. Halter

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Abstract

Of 9 depressed patients given the dexamethasone suppression test, the 4 dexamethasone-resistant patients had significantly higher plasma norepinephrine and epinephrine levels than the 5 patients with normal suppression. These results suggest greater sympathetic function in dexamethasone-resistant depressed patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1623-1625
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume140
Issue number12
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 1983

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