An investigation into the relationship between salivary cortisol, stress, anxiety and depression

@article{Vedhara2003AnII,
  title={An investigation into the relationship between salivary cortisol, stress, anxiety and depression},
  author={Kavita Vedhara and Jeremy Miles and Paul. Bennett and Susan T. Plummer and John Farndon},
  journal={Biological Psychology},
  year={2003},
  volume={62},
  pages={89-96}
}
This study examined the relationship between indices of self-reported emotional distress and absolute versus change in cortisol levels. Fifty-four women attending a diagnostic breast clinic completed scales measuring stress, anxiety and depression and provided five saliva samples over the course of a single day for the measurement of cortisol. No significant relationships were evident between absolute cortisol levels and the distress measures. Analysis of the change in cortisol levels revealed… CONTINUE READING

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