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Which of the following hormones is used in the treatment of depression?

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asked Mar 20, 2017 in Psychiatry by Rajesh Bahara
Which of the following hormones is used in the treatment of depression?

a. Progesterone
b. Cortisol
c. ACTH
d. Levothyroxine
e. Prolactin

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D. Levothyroxine

 (Sadock, 7/e, pp 2478–2482.)
The connection between thyroid function and mood disorders has been known for more than a century, since nineteenth-century physicians noticed that hypothyroidism was accompanied by depression. All the hormones of the hypothalamic-pituitary-thyroid axis have been used in the treatment of depression, alone or in combination with other agents, although the most commonly used are liothyronine and levothyroxine.
answered Mar 20, 2017 by Rajesh Bahara

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