Preliminary study of thyrotrophin releasing hormone stimulation test in chronic low back pain patients.
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.
France, RD; Ranga, K; Krishnan, R; Goli, V; Manepalli, AN; Dickson, L
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