The DST and posttraumatic stress disorder.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

The dexamethasone suppression test (DST) was administered to 28 male combat veterans with posttraumatic stress disorder. Six subjects (21%) were nonsuppressors. The nonsuppression rates for the subgroups with and without major depressive disorder according to the Research Diagnostic Criteria were 50% and 6%, respectively. The authors conclude that cortisol nonsuppression is rare in posttraumatic stress disorder unless there is concomitant major depression.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • Kudler, H; Davidson, J; Meador, K; Lipper, S; Ely, T

Published Date

  • August 1987

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 144 / 8

Start / End Page

  • 1068 - 1071

PubMed ID

  • 3605429

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0002-953X

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1176/ajp.144.8.1068


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States