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Re: antiglucocorticoids in depression SLS

Posted by Elizabeth on May 31, 2001, at 20:48:48

In reply to Re: antiglucocorticoids in depression, posted by SLS on May 31, 2001, at 18:40:38

> If it helps to add to the database, I consistently test positive for the dexamethasone suppression test (DST).

That means that when a glucocorticoid is administered, you don't compensate by reducing cortisol production. This suggests that you might have an antidepressant response to antiglucocorticoids such as ketoconazole.

> Although bipolar depression is sometimes likened to atypical unipolar depression, the most important difference (for me, anyway) is the lack of mood reactivity.

Interesting. I don't know much about the DST in bipolar depression. I agree that mood reactivity is a key differentiator between atypical depression and other depressive states.





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