Adrenal hormone response and psychophysiological correlates under psychosocial stress in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome.

@article{Sugaya2012AdrenalHR,
  title={Adrenal hormone response and psychophysiological correlates under psychosocial stress in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome.},
  author={Nagisa Sugaya and Shuhei Izawa and Kenta Kimura and Namiko Ogawa and K. C. Yamada and Kentaro Shirotsuki and Ikuyo Mikami and Kanako Hirata and Yuichiro Nagano and Shinobu Nomura and Hironori Shimada},
  journal={International journal of psychophysiology : official journal of the International Organization of Psychophysiology},
  year={2012},
  volume={84 1},
  pages={39-44}
}
OBJECTIVE In this study, we investigated levels and relative ratios of adrenal hormones (including cortisol, dehydroepiandrosterone [DHEA], and DHEA-sulfate [DHEA-S]) and their psychophysiological correlates under acute psychosocial stress in individuals with irritable bowel syndrome (IBS). METHODS Fifty-three college students participated in the study (male: 42, female: 11; mean age: 22.64years), including 13 individuals with IBS (IBS group) and 40 individuals without IBS (control group… CONTINUE READING