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Re: Cortisol Levels in Depression and OCD mogger

Posted by Tomatheus on April 16, 2012, at 14:17:00

In reply to Re: Cortisol Levels in Depression and OCD Tomatheus, posted by mogger on April 16, 2012, at 14:02:58

Mogger,

Melancholic depression and atypical depression are considered to be subtypes of unipolar depression.

The following quote from the abstract that I linked to describes the differences between melancholic depression and atypical depression:

"In melancholia, the stress response seems hyperactive, and patients are anxious, dread the future, lose responsiveness to the environment, have insomnia, lose their appetite, and a diurnal variation with depression at its worst in the morning. They also have an activated CRH system and may have diminished activities of the growth hormone and reproductive axes. Patients with atypical depression present with a syndrome that seems the antithesis of melancholia. They are lethargic, fatigued, hyperphagic, hypersomnic, reactive to the environment, and show diurnal variation of depression that is at its best in the morning. In contrast to melancholia, we have advanced several lines of evidence of a down-regulated hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal axis and CRH deficiency in atypical depression, and our data show us that these are of central origin."

Tomatheus


Dx: schizoaffective disorder

Taking Abilify and 5 supplements

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