An Increased Capacity for Adrenal DHEA Release is Associated with Decreased Avoidance and Negative Mood Symptoms in Women with PTSD

@article{Rasmusson2004AnIC,
  title={An Increased Capacity for Adrenal DHEA Release is Associated with Decreased Avoidance and Negative Mood Symptoms in Women with PTSD},
  author={Ann M. Rasmusson and Jitka Vasek and Deborah S Lipschitz and Dolores Vojvoda and Mary Ellen Mustone and Quihu Shi and Gretchen Gudmundsen and Charles A. Morgan and Jessica Wolfe and Dennis S. Charney},
  journal={Neuropsychopharmacology},
  year={2004},
  volume={29},
  pages={1546-1557}
}
We recently found increased adrenal cortisol responses to adrenocorticotropic hormone (ACTH)1–24 and increased pituitary ACTH and adrenal cortisol responses to corticotropin-releasing factor in premenopausal women with chronic post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) compared to healthy nontraumatized subjects. This pattern of hypothalamic–pituitary–adrenal axis (HPA) hyper-reactivity has been previously seen in healthy individuals treated with the antiglucocorticoid mifepristone. We therefore… CONTINUE READING

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