Acute and Chronic Effects of Electroconvulsive Therapy on Neuroactive Steroids in Patients with Major Depressive Disorder


Oezoyi S. , EŞEL E. , Hacimusalar Y. , CANDAN Z., Kula M. , Turan T.

TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI, cilt.19, ss.341-348, 2008 (SSCI İndekslerine Giren Dergi)

  • Cilt numarası: 19 Konu: 4
  • Basım Tarihi: 2008
  • Dergi Adı: TURK PSIKIYATRI DERGISI
  • Sayfa Sayısı: ss.341-348

Özet

Objective: Baseline serum levels of neuroactive steroids such as dehydroepiandrosterone sulfate (DHEAS), 17-hydroxyprogesterone (17-OHP), testosterone, and cortisol were measured, and the acute and long-term effects of electroconvulsive therapy (ECT) on these hormones and the effect of gender on alterations in steroid hormones were investigated in patients with major depressive disorder (MDD).