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Low cortisol levels may increase risk of depression in bipolar disorder

June 24, 2014 by  
Filed under Depression

( Umea University ) Depression is almost twice as common, and poor quality of life almost five times as common, in people with bipolar disorder who have elevated or low levels of the stress hormone cortisol in the blood. Researchers at UmeƄ University, Sweden, report this in a study published in the journal PLOS ONE.

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