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Table 2 Plasma concentrations of steroids (ng/mL) among patients with bipolar disorder (BP), patients with major depressive disorder (MDD), and control subjects.

From: The link between neurosteroids and syndromic/syndromal components of the mood spectrum disorders in women during the premenstrual phase

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