Agitation and postdexamethasone cortisol levels in Alzheimer's disease

B. A. Lawlor, G. Tsuboyama, T. Ryan, R. C. Mohs, B. M. Davis, M. Davidson, S. Gabriel, K. L. Davis

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Abstract

The clinical correlates of hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) functioning were examined in 29 patients with probable Alzheimer's disease. The 8:00 a.m. postdexamethasone cortisol levels of these patients were highly correlated with higher agitation scores but not with the degree of depressed mood or memory impairment. The possible neural basis for the association between hypercortisolism and behavioral disturbance in Alzheimer's disease warrants further exploration and replication.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)546-548
Number of pages3
JournalAmerican Journal of Psychiatry
Volume149
Issue number4
DOIs
StatePublished - 1992
Externally publishedYes

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