Depressed mood and reality disturbance correlate with decreased nocturnal melatonin in depressed patients.

R. P. Brown, J. H. Kocsis, S. Caroff, J. Amsterdam, A. Winokur, P. Stokes, Alan Frazer

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Abstract

The authors measured serum samples of melatonin at 11:00 p.m. in 28 patients suffering from major depression. Melatonin secretion was inversely correlated with the depressed mood and reality disturbance factors of the Hamilton Depression Scale. These results are consistent with previous reports of low melatonin syndrome in a subgroup of depressed patients.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)272-275
Number of pages4
JournalActa Psychiatrica Scandinavica
Volume76
Issue number3
StatePublished - Sep 1987
Externally publishedYes

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Brown, R. P., Kocsis, J. H., Caroff, S., Amsterdam, J., Winokur, A., Stokes, P., & Frazer, A. (1987). Depressed mood and reality disturbance correlate with decreased nocturnal melatonin in depressed patients. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, 76(3), 272-275.

Depressed mood and reality disturbance correlate with decreased nocturnal melatonin in depressed patients. / Brown, R. P.; Kocsis, J. H.; Caroff, S.; Amsterdam, J.; Winokur, A.; Stokes, P.; Frazer, Alan.

In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, Vol. 76, No. 3, 09.1987, p. 272-275.

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Brown, RP, Kocsis, JH, Caroff, S, Amsterdam, J, Winokur, A, Stokes, P & Frazer, A 1987, 'Depressed mood and reality disturbance correlate with decreased nocturnal melatonin in depressed patients.', Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica, vol. 76, no. 3, pp. 272-275.
Brown RP, Kocsis JH, Caroff S, Amsterdam J, Winokur A, Stokes P et al. Depressed mood and reality disturbance correlate with decreased nocturnal melatonin in depressed patients. Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 1987 Sep;76(3):272-275.
Brown, R. P. ; Kocsis, J. H. ; Caroff, S. ; Amsterdam, J. ; Winokur, A. ; Stokes, P. ; Frazer, Alan. / Depressed mood and reality disturbance correlate with decreased nocturnal melatonin in depressed patients. In: Acta Psychiatrica Scandinavica. 1987 ; Vol. 76, No. 3. pp. 272-275.
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