Depressed mood and reality disturbance correlate with decreased nocturnal melatonin in depressed patients. Academic Article uri icon

Overview

MeSH Major

  • Depressive Disorder
  • Melatonin

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.

publication date

  • September 1987

Research

keywords

  • Academic Article

Identity

Language

  • eng

PubMed ID

  • 3673654

Additional Document Info

start page

  • 272

end page

  • 5

volume

  • 76

number

  • 3