About the Authors
- Bernd Schultes, Kamila Jauch-Chara, Eva Reiprich, Werner Kern, Achim Peters, Horst L Fehm
- Department of Internal Medicine, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
- Steffen Gais, Manfred Hallschmid, Jan Born
- Department of Neuroendocrinology, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
- Kerstin M Oltmanns
- Department of Psychiatry and Psychotherapy, University of Luebeck, Luebeck, Germany
The authors have declared that no competing interests exist.
BS, SG, WK, KMO, AP, HLF, and JB designed the study. BS, MH, KMO, AP, and JB analyzed the data. KJC, ER, and WK enrolled patients. BS, KJC, SG, MH, ER, WK, KMO, AP, HLF, and JB contributed to writing the paper. SG and ER collected data or did experiments for the study. SG contributed partial analysis of the data and participated in discussions concerning the results. HLF and JB contributed to the conception, design, and data interpretation of the study.