Michael Scheel1, Andreas Stroehle1, Harald Bruhn2
1Clinic for Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, Charite - University Medicine, Berlin, Germany; 2Department of Radiology, Charit - Humboldt University Medical School, Berlin, Germany
A magnetic resonance spectroscopy study at 3 Tesla investigating the effects of cortisol on the concentration of neuronal metabolites. In a two-phase placebo controlled crossover design 21 healthy volunteers have been studied before and after a 4-day intake of 160 mg hydrocortisol or placebo. No evidence for changes due to the corticosteroid intake could be found. These results question some previous results on the same topic.