Abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder: evidence for chronic neuroendocrine activation in women.

@article{Lemieux1995AbuserelatedPS,
  title={Abuse-related posttraumatic stress disorder: evidence for chronic neuroendocrine activation in women.},
  author={Ariane Lemieux and C. L. Coe},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={1995},
  volume={57 2},
  pages={105-15}
}
The following study tested the hypothesis that women with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) related to childhood sexual abuse would display elevated norepinephrine-to-cortisol ratios similar to that found in male combat veterans diagnosed with PTSD. Twenty-four-hour urine samples were collected from 28 women: 11 women with PTSD who experienced childhood sexual abuse (PTSD+), 8 women who experienced childhood sexual abuse without PTSD (PTSD-), and 9 nonabused controls. All urine samples were… CONTINUE READING