Glucocorticoids and Relapse of Major Depression

This topic is always a tough one. Most therapists never view the physiological contribution to psychological disorders, but the evidence is strongly in support of a link.

This article finds that, in those patients with an exaggerated CRH stimulation test producing too much cortisol, the likelihood of a relapse was higher. This wold indicate that the patient who relapsed had adrenal glands that were not working properly, and were improperly producing too much cortisol rather than a balance of DHEA, aldosterone and cortisol.

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James Bogash

For more than a decade, Dr. Bogash has stayed current with the medical literature as it relates to physiology, disease prevention and disease management. He uses his knowledge to educate patients, the community and cyberspace on the best way to avoid and / or manage chronic diseases using lifestyle and targeted supplementation.