Preliminary study of thyrotrophin releasing hormone stimulation test in chronic low back pain patients.

Journal Article (Journal Article)

Chronic pain has been considered as a variant of depression or as a masked depression. In an attempt to unravel the complex relationship between chronic pain and depression, we administered the TRH stimulation test to a uniform group of chronic pain patients classified into those with and without major depression using DSM-III criteria. Eighteen percent showed blunting of TSH response to TRH. There was no significant difference between the two groups.

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Duke Authors

Cited Authors

  • France, RD; Ranga, K; Krishnan, R; Goli, V; Manepalli, AN; Dickson, L

Published Date

  • October 1, 1986

Published In

Volume / Issue

  • 27 / 1

Start / End Page

  • 51 - 55

PubMed ID

  • 2947031

International Standard Serial Number (ISSN)

  • 0304-3959

Digital Object Identifier (DOI)

  • 10.1016/0304-3959(86)90221-6


  • eng

Conference Location

  • United States