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. 1987 Jun;150:787-90.
doi: 10.1192/bjp.150.6.787.

The Prognosis of Primary Depressive Illness. Its Relationship to the Dexamethasone Suppression Test

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The Prognosis of Primary Depressive Illness. Its Relationship to the Dexamethasone Suppression Test

P C Bowie et al. Br J Psychiatry. .

Abstract

We followed up 30 recovered depressives for an average of 2 years. At 18 months, despite prophylactic medication, 30% had relapsed. Persistent DST suppression during the index illness was found to be a predictor of good prognosis.

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