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dc.contributor.authorBAUER, M
dc.contributor.authorPRIEBE, S
dc.contributor.authorGRAF, KJ
dc.contributor.authorKURTEN, I
dc.contributor.authorBAUMGARTNER, A
dc.date.accessioned2011-04-28T15:32:57Z
dc.date.issued2011-04-28
dc.date.issued1994-01
dc.date.issued1994-01
dc.identifier.citationBauer, M., Priebe, S., Gräf, K., Kürten, I. and Baumgartner, A. (1994). Psychological and endocrine abnormalities in refugees from East Germany: Part II. Serum levels of cortisol, prolactin, luteinizing hormone, follicle stimulating hormone, and testosterone. [online] Psychiatry Research. Available at: https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/0165178194900485?via%3Dihub [Accessed 12 Dec. 2017].
dc.identifier.issn0165-1781
dc.identifier.urihttp://qmro.qmul.ac.uk/jspui/handle/123456789/959
dc.description.abstractWe investigated afternoon serum levels of cortisol, prolactin, luteinizing hormone (LH), follicle stimulating hormone (FSH), and testosterone in a group of 84 refugees who had fled from East to West Germany and suffered from psychiatric disorders within 6 weeks of their arrival in West Berlin. The mean hormone levels were compared with those of healthy control subjects. Cortisol levels were lower and LH levels were higher in the patients than in the control subjects, but only at trend levels of significance. No differences were found between the prolactin, FSH, or testosterone concentrations of the two groups. The patients with major depressive disorder (MDD) had a significantly higher mean cortisol level than the mean levels in the subgroups in whom posttraumatic stress disorder, dysthymia, and adjustment disorder were diagnosed. It can be concluded that the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis may “adapt” during severe long-term psychological stress and that long-term stress may be only one of the neurochemical mechanisms underlying the hypercortisolemia in patients with MDD.
dc.format.extent75 - 85
dc.relation.ispartofPSYCHIAT RES
dc.subjectAFFECTIVE DISORDER
dc.subjectPOSTTRAUMATIC STRESS DISORDER
dc.subjectCORTISOL
dc.subjectPROLACTIN
dc.subjectLUTEINIZING HORMONE
dc.subjectFOLLICLE STIMULATING HORMONE
dc.subjectTESTOSTERONE
dc.subjectSTRESS
dc.subjectMIGRATION
dc.subjectPOSTTRAUMATIC-STRESS-DISORDER
dc.subjectDEXAMETHASONE SUPPRESSION TESTS
dc.subjectCORTICOTROPIN-RELEASING HORMONE
dc.subjectPSYCHIATRIC-ILLNESS
dc.subjectPHYSICAL EXERCISE
dc.subjectURINARY CORTISOL
dc.subjectRESPONSES
dc.subjectSECRETION
dc.subjectAXIS
dc.subjectTHYROTROPIN
dc.titlePSYCHOLOGICAL AND ENDOCRINE ABNORMALITIES IN REFUGEES FROM EAST-GERMANY .2. SERUM LEVELS OF CORTISOL, PROLACTIN, LUTEINIZING-HORMONE, FOLLICLE-STIMULATING-HORMONE, AND TESTOSTERONE
dc.typeJournal Article
dc.rights.holderCopyright © 1994 Published by Elsevier Ltd.
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pubs.issue1
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine
pubs.organisational-group/Queen Mary University of London/Faculty of Medicine & Dentistry/Wolfson Institute of Preventive Medicine/Psychiatry
pubs.volume51


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