The role of hormones in depression

Arthur J. Prange, Morris A. Lipton, Charles B. Nemeroff, Ian C. Wilson

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Before the introduction of psychotropic drugs some 20 years ago, psychoendocrinology occupied center stage in biological psychiatry (1). The past few years have witnessed a renewal of interest, and this renaissance seems related to remarkable advances in basic neuroendocrinology. These, in turn, proceed from two convergent events: the identification of hypothalamic hypophysiotropic hormones (2); and the ability to assay with accuracy small amounts of complex molecules that possess hormonal activity (3).

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1305-1317
Number of pages13
JournalLife Sciences
Issue number8
StatePublished - Apr 15 1977
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Biochemistry, Genetics and Molecular Biology(all)
  • Pharmacology, Toxicology and Pharmaceutics(all)


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