Cognitive function and the dexamethasone suppression test in depression

Am J Psychiatry. 1984 Jan;141(1):116-8. doi: 10.1176/ajp.141.1.116.


Twenty patients with major depressive disorder defined by the Research Diagnostic Criteria were given a range of neuropsychological tests and evaluated with the dexamethasone suppression test (DST). No correlation was found between results on the DST and cognitive impairment.

Publication types

  • Research Support, Non-U.S. Gov't
  • Research Support, U.S. Gov't, P.H.S.

MeSH terms

  • Adult
  • Cognition
  • Depressive Disorder / blood
  • Depressive Disorder / diagnosis*
  • Depressive Disorder / psychology
  • Dexamethasone*
  • Female
  • Humans
  • Hydrocortisone / blood
  • Male
  • Psychological Tests*


  • Dexamethasone
  • Hydrocortisone