The dexamethasone suppression test as a predictor of suicidal behavior in unipolar depression.
|Title||The dexamethasone suppression test as a predictor of suicidal behavior in unipolar depression.|
|Publication Type||Journal Article|
|Year of Publication||2004|
|Authors||Yerevanian, BI, Feusner JD, Koek RJ, Mintz J|
|Journal||Journal of affective disorders|
|Date Published||2004 Dec|
|Keywords||Adult, Ambulatory Care, Depressive Disorder, Major, Dexamethasone, Dysthymic Disorder, Female, Follow-Up Studies, Hospital Mortality, Hospitalization, Hospitals, Psychiatric, Humans, Hydrocortisone, Los Angeles, Male, Middle Aged, Predictive Value of Tests, Risk Assessment, Suicide, Suicide, Attempted|
Non-suppression on the dexamethasone suppression test (DST) in unipolar depression has been found to be associated with completed suicide, with less consistent data for attempted suicide and hospitalizations for suicidality. The purpose of this study was to examine DST non-suppression as a predictor of these three aspects of suicidal behavior.
|Alternate Journal||J Affect Disord|