Psychological manifestations of hyper- and hypoactivity of the adrenal cortex

  • M. Bleuler
  • W. A. Stoll
Part of the Handbuch der Experimentellen Pharmakologie book series (HEP, volume 14 / 1)

Abstract

This brief chapter aims to provide a basis for understanding the psychological aberrations observed in patients with either hyper- or hypoadrenocorticism. Our knowledge of endocrinological psychiatry is drawn from a very large number of small contributions. Observations in regard to the psychology of patients with endocrine disturbances are scattered throughout the medical literature. There are, on the other hand, few papers that deal systematically with the topic and are of themselves of outstanding significance. Only a few of the possible references are cited here — some report original cases, some survey the preceding literature. For reviews in which the extensive literature is cited more extensively, see our earlier works (M. Bleuler 1954, 1956, Stoll 1953) and the listed sections on psychiatry in the Encyclopédie Médico-chirurgicale.

Keywords

Depression Adenoma Neurol Androgen Lactogenic Hormone 

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