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The 'Trier Social Stress Test'--a tool for investigating psychobiological stress responses in a laboratory setting.
The results suggest that gender, genetics and nicotine consumption can influence the individual's stress responsiveness to psychological stress while personality traits showed no correlation with cortisol responses to TSST stimulation.
Two formulas for computation of the area under the curve represent measures of total hormone concentration versus time-dependent change
The cortisol awakening response (CAR): facts and future directions.
The cortisol awakening response - normal values and confounds.
- S. Wüst, J. Wolf, D. Hellhammer, I. Federenko, N. Schommer, C. Kirschbaum
- Medicine, BiologyNoise & health
- 1 April 2000
It is strongly suggested that neither age, nor the use of oral contraceptives, habitual smoking, time of awakening, sleep duration or using / not using an alarm clock have a considerable impact on free cortisol levels after awakening.
Impact of gender, menstrual cycle phase, and oral contraceptives on the activity of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis.
- C. Kirschbaum, B. Kudielka, J. Gaab, N. Schommer, D. Hellhammer
- Medicine, BiologyPsychosomatic medicine
- 1 March 1999
Although men seem to have a stronger hypothalamic drive in response to stressful stimulation than women, differences in salivary-free cortisol levels, at least in part, may be explained by estradiol-induced changes in corticosteroid-binding protein levels.
Free cortisol levels after awakening: a reliable biological marker for the assessment of adrenocortical activity.
Sex differences in HPA axis responses to stress: a review
Salivary cortisol in psychoneuroendocrine research: Recent developments and applications
Salivary cortisol in psychobiological research: an overview.
This overview intends to give a comprehensive introduction to the method of salivary cortisol assessment and to briefly discuss its application in different scientific disciplines.