Year: 1982 Source: American Journal of Psychiatry, v.139, no.8, (August 1982), p.1061-1064 SIEC No: 19831605

Of 100 adolescents who showed evidence of a depressive disorder and were given the dexamethasone suppression test (DST), 42% had abnormal results. Several had mixed or contradictory symptoms and the DST helped in diagnosis of an affective disorder and in treatment planning.