TRH-induced prolactin release in unipolar depressed patients and controls

Alec Roy, David Pickar

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We compared unipolar depressed patients (N = 32) with normal controls (N = 38) for their prolactin responses on the thyrotropin releasing hormone test. Depressed patients showed prolactin responses similar to sex matched controls. Among the depressed patients there were no significant differences for prolactin response between those with or without a blunted thryoid stimulating hormone response, dexamethasone suppressors or nonsuppressors, or between melancholic and nonmelancholic depressive subgroups.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)221-225
Number of pages5
JournalJournal of Psychiatric Research
Issue number3
StatePublished - 1988
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Psychiatry and Mental health
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • General Psychology


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