Table 2

Plasma concentrations of steroids (ng/mL) among patients with bipolar disorder (BP), patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), and control subjects.

Steroid

BD

MDD

Controls

F (2, 44, 46)

P

Bonferron BD vs Cs t Sstudent 44DF

Bonferroni BD vs MDD t Sstudent 44DF

Bonferroni MDD vs Cs t Sstudent 44DF


Cortisol

127.7 ± 40.4

116.8 ± 54.2

108.4 ± 37.2

0.80

0.456

1.2.

0.5

0.1

Progesterone

11.0 ± 2.6

4.0 ± 3.6

1.0 ± 1.1

64.9

<0.0001

11.0, P < 0.0001

7.0, P < 0.001

3.2, P < 0.0001

3α,5α THPROG

9.6 ± 2.3

5.1 ± 1.2

2.1 ± 0.8

91.7

<0.0001

13.4, P < 0.001

7.7, P < 0.0001

3.2, P < 0.001

3α,5α-THDOC

2.1 ± 3.0

1.1 ± 0.4

0.6 ± 0.4

2.8

0.073

2.1

0.4

0.1


Hardoy et al. Clinical Practice and Epidemiology in Mental Health 2008 4:3   doi:10.1186/1745-0179-4-3

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