Adult attachment and social support interact to reduce psychological but not cortisol responses to stress.

@article{Ditzen2008AdultAA,
  title={Adult attachment and social support interact to reduce psychological but not cortisol responses to stress.},
  author={Beate Ditzen and Silke Schmidt and Bernhard Strauss and Urs M Nater and Ulrike Ehlert and Markus Heinrichs},
  journal={Journal of psychosomatic research},
  year={2008},
  volume={64 5},
  pages={
          479-86
        }
}
OBJECTIVE Adult attachment has been suggested to mediate the effect of social support on stress protection. The purpose of this study was to investigate the effects of adult attachment and social support on psychological and endocrine responses to psychosocial stress. METHODS Sixty-three healthy men who were married or cohabiting were randomly assigned to receive either instructed social support from their partner or no social support before being exposed to a standardized psychosocial… CONTINUE READING
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