The dexamethasone suppression test as a predictor of suicidal behavior in unipolar depression.

TitleThe dexamethasone suppression test as a predictor of suicidal behavior in unipolar depression.
Publication TypeJournal Article
Year of Publication2004
AuthorsYerevanian, BI, Feusner JD, Koek RJ, Mintz J
JournalJournal of affective disorders
Volume83
Issue2-3
Pagination103-8
Date Published2004 Dec
ISSN0165-0327
KeywordsAdult, 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
Abstract

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 JournalJ Affect Disord