Year: 1986 Source: Annals of the New York Academy of Sciences, v.487, (December 1986), p.256-261 SIEC No: 19860193

The authors summarize results of two investigations of relationships between self-destructive behavior & HPA function, & relate these findings to results of prior studies, discussing the theoretical & practical implications. The NIMH study found no significant differences between attempters & non-attempters in post-DST plasma cortisol levels, & in frequency of cortisol suppression in the morning or afternoon following dexamethasone. (NBB)