Mood Disorders & Affective Disorders
A 37-year-old woman comes to the physician with a chief complaint of a depressed mood. The patient states she has anhedonia, anergia, a 10-lb weight loss in the last 3 weeks, and states she “just doesn’t care about anything anymore.” She also admits to suicidal ideation without intent or plan. Which of the following physiologic disturbances will likely also be found in this patient?
|A||Decreased hypothalamic-pituitary adrenal (HPA) activity|
|B||Increased lymphocyte proliferation in response to mitogens|
|C||Decreased core body temperature during sleep|
|D||Increased phasic REM sleep|