Mood and orthostatic norepinephrine response in anorexia nervosa

Reinhold G. Laessle, Ulrich Schweiger, Karl Martin Pirke*

*Corresponding author for this work
8 Citations (Scopus)


The relationship between mood and noradrenergic activity, measured by orthostatic norepinephrine response (Δ NE), was investigated in 24 patients with anorexia nervosa during inpatient treatment. Mood and Δ NE correlated significantly at four out of five measurement points. Group comparisons identified significantly worse mood in patients with pathologically low Δ NE values. Thus, biological consequences of altered eating behavior may also affect such psychological symptoms as depressed mood.

Original languageEnglish
JournalPsychiatry Research
Issue number1
Pages (from-to)87-94
Number of pages8
Publication statusPublished - 04.1988

Research Areas and Centers

  • Academic Focus: Center for Brain, Behavior and Metabolism (CBBM)


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