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Pharmacopsychiatry. 1997 Jul;30(4):113-7.

Urinary excretion of cortisol, norepinephrine, testosterone, and melatonin in panic disorder.

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  • 1Department of Psychiatry, University of Göttingen, Germany.

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  • Pharmacopsychiatry 1997 Nov;30(6):278.

Abstract

Nocturnal urinary cortisol, norepinephrine, epinephrine, testosterone, and melatonin secretion patterns were studied in male patients with DSM IV/ICD-10 panic disorder (n = 16) over two series of 5 consecutive nights each. Night-time urinary excretion of cortisol, norepinephrine, and epinephrine was significantly elevated in drug-free patients compared to normal individuals (n = 13). Measurements were repeated after 4 weeks, and the same differences were found again. There were high correlations between the first and the second series of measurements. Testosterone and melatonin levels did not differ between panic patients and controls.

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