244. Neuropsychological function in drug-free depressives

      Neuropsychological impairment has been widely reported in major depressive disorder. To clarify if this is secondary to the effects of psychotropics or hypercortisolaemia, we examined 43 patients meeting DSM-IV criteria for major depression, who were free of psychotropic medication for at least 6 weeks and matched controls. All subjects completed a comprehensive neuropsychology test battery and salivary cortisol measures.
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