Searchable abstracts of presentations at key conferences in endocrinology

ea0014p6 | (1) | ECE2007

Evaluation of neuroendocrine disfunction in hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal axis in diagnosis of depressive and non-depressive alcohol-dependent persons

Matovinovic Martina , Katalinic Darko , Maric Andreja , Solter Miljenko , Ivica Josip , Resetic Josip , Murgic Jure , Vrkljan Milan

Acute and chronic alcohol intake and alcohol withdrawal induce dysfunction of neuroendocrine and other regulatory systems. The aims of this study were to assess a possible hypothalamo-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysfunction in population of alcoholics, using dexamethasone suppression test (DST). The study was approved by local Ethical Committee. The serum and urinary cortisol were compared between the groups of 89 male patients (64.5% depressive and 35.5% nondepressive alcoho...