Biological Aspects of Course and Outcome in Depressive Illness: Needed Areas of Research

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On the basis of the results obtained in clinical biologic-psychiatric depression research, prediction of course and outcome in a depressive illness is still not possible. Nevertheless, in the past decade a number of different groups have worked out quite a few interesting outlines for elucidating the questions treated in this symposium and which must be further pursued.


Depressed Patient Vasoactive Intestinal Polypeptide Growth Hormone Response Depressive Illness Dexamethasone Suppression Test 
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  1. 1.Psychiatrische Klinik und PoliklinikNervenklinik der Universität MünchenMünchen 2Germany

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