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Research Article

The Combined Dexamethasone/CRH Test (DEX/CRH Test) and Prediction of Acute Treatment Response in Major Depression

  • Cornelius Schüle mail,

    Cornelius.Schuele@med.uni-muenchen.de

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Thomas C. Baghai,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Daniela Eser,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Sibylle Häfner,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Christoph Born,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Sascha Herrmann,

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Rainer Rupprecht

    Affiliation: Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

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  • Published: January 30, 2009
  • DOI: 10.1371/journal.pone.0004324
  • Published in PLOS ONE

About the Authors

Cornelius Schüle, Thomas C. Baghai, Daniela Eser, Sibylle Häfner, Christoph Born, Sascha Herrmann, Rainer Rupprecht
Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Ludwig-Maximilian-University of Munich, Munich, Germany

Corresponding Author

Email: Cornelius.Schuele@med.uni-muenchen.de

Competing Interests

The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.

Author Contributions

Conceived and designed the experiments: CS TCB DE RR. Performed the experiments: CS TCB DE SH CB SH. Analyzed the data: CS RR. Contributed reagents/materials/analysis tools: CS. Wrote the paper: CS TCB DE SH CB SH RR.