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Impact of gender, menstrual cycle phase, and oral contraceptives on the activity of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis.
OBJECTIVE Results from animal and human studies suggest that disregulations of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis are involved in several behavioral, circulatory, endocrine, and immuneExpand
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Persistent High Cortisol Responses to Repeated Psychological Stress in a Subpopulation of Healthy Men
The present study tested the hypothesis that some subjects may not readily show habituation of adrenocortical stress responses to repeated psychological stress.Twenty healthy male subjects were eachExpand
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Human salivary alpha-amylase reactivity in a psychosocial stress paradigm.
Biological indicators for stress reactions are valuable markers in psychophysiological research and clinical practice. Since the release of salivary enzyme alpha-amylase was reported to react toExpand
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Psychological determinants of the cortisol stress response: the role of anticipatory cognitive appraisal
Psychosocial stress is a potent activator of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. While the physiological mechanisms of HPA axis responses to stress as well as its short and long-termExpand
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Psychoneuroendocrinological contributions to the etiology of depression, posttraumatic stress disorder, and stress-related bodily disorders: the role of the hypothalamus–pituitary–adrenal axis
Following the assumption that stressors play an important part in the etiology and maintenance of psychiatric disorders, it is necessary to evaluate parameters reflecting stress-related physiologicalExpand
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Randomized controlled evaluation of the effects of cognitive–behavioral stress management on cortisol responses to acute stress in healthy subjects
Psychosocial stress is a potent activator of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis. While neuroendocrine stress responses are essential for the maintenance of homeostasis, evidence suggestsExpand
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Increasing correlations between personality traits and cortisol stress responses obtained by data aggregation
Attempts to link personality traits and cortisol stress responses have often been inconclusive. The aim of this paper was to investigate this association by aggregating cortisol stress responses.Expand
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Persistent effects of cognitive-behavioral stress management on cortisol responses to acute stress in healthy subjects—A randomized controlled trial
Psychosocial stress leads to a release of cortisol. While this psychoneuroendocrine response helps to maintain physiological as well as psychological equilibrium under stress, exaggerated secretionExpand
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Low-Dose Dexamethasone Suppression Test in Chronic Fatigue Syndrome and Health
Objective Subtle dysregulations of the hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenal axis in chronic fatigue syndrome have been described. The aim of this study was to examine the negative feedback regulations ofExpand
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Stress-induced changes in LPS-induced pro-inflammatory cytokine production in chronic fatigue syndrome
OBJECTIVE It has been suggested that a hypofunctional hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis in chronic fatigue syndrome could result in an exaggerated release of pro-inflammatory cytokines duringExpand
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