Cookies on this website

We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. If you click 'Accept all cookies' we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies and you won't see this message again. If you click 'Reject all non-essential cookies' only necessary cookies providing core functionality such as security, network management, and accessibility will be enabled. Click 'Find out more' for information on how to change your cookie settings.

Radioligand binding to intact platelets was carried out in antidepressant-free patients and the 1 mg dexamethasone suppression test (DST) was performed. There were no differences in binding characteristics between patients and controls for either [3H]yohimbine or [3H]imipramine. There were no differences in binding between patients classified as endogenous using the Newcastle Scale, compared with non-endogenous patients, and no difference between DST suppressors and non-suppressors. The severity of depression did not affect binding values. After 4-6 weeks antidepressant treatment [3H]yohimbine binding was significantly reduced but [3H]imipramine binding was unaffected.


Journal article


Psychol Med

Publication Date





765 - 773


Adult, Aged, Amitriptyline, Blood Platelets, Depressive Disorder, Dexamethasone, Electroconvulsive Therapy, Female, Humans, Hydrocortisone, Imipramine, Male, Middle Aged, Psychological Tests, Receptors, Adrenergic, alpha, Receptors, Serotonin, Yohimbine