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Do studies relate addison's disease and depression or psychiatric-type symptoms?

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Dr. Leonard Lado
Psychiatry
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In brief: Addisons and mood

Yes in the form of apoptosis( a form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area).
Stress and depression shows possible link to cell death in a study by printha et al in  2009. It demonstrated that cell death can be accelarated by low levels of cortisol (addisons) and high levels (stress).

In brief: Addisons and mood

Yes in the form of apoptosis( a form of cell death in which a programmed sequence of events leads to the elimination of cells without releasing harmful substances into the surrounding area).
Stress and depression shows possible link to cell death in a study by printha et al in  2009. It demonstrated that cell death can be accelarated by low levels of cortisol (addisons) and high levels (stress).
Dr. Leonard Lado
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Dr. Colin Kerr
Family Medicine
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In brief: Addison's disease

Psychiatric symptoms in patients with adrenal insufficiency can include (1) mild to moderate organic brain syndrome in 5 to 20%, (2) depression in 20 to 40%, manifested by apathy, poverty of thought, and lack of initiative, and (3) psychosis in 20 to 40%.
See more at: http://www.Indianjmedsci.Org/article.Asp?Issn=0019-5359;year=2003;volume=57;issue=6;spage=249;epage=251;aulast=kaushik.

In brief: Addison's disease

Psychiatric symptoms in patients with adrenal insufficiency can include (1) mild to moderate organic brain syndrome in 5 to 20%, (2) depression in 20 to 40%, manifested by apathy, poverty of thought, and lack of initiative, and (3) psychosis in 20 to 40%.
See more at: http://www.Indianjmedsci.Org/article.Asp?Issn=0019-5359;year=2003;volume=57;issue=6;spage=249;epage=251;aulast=kaushik.
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