Association between childhood trauma and catecholamine response to psychological stress in police academy recruits

@article{Otte2005AssociationBC,
  title={Association between childhood trauma and catecholamine response to psychological stress in police academy recruits},
  author={C. Otte and T. Neylan and N. Pole and T. Metzler and S. Best and C. Henn-Haase and R. Yehuda and C. Marmar},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2005},
  volume={57},
  pages={27-32}
}
BACKGROUND Childhood trauma is a risk factor for anxiety disorders in adulthood. One possible mechanism for this association is an increased neuroendocrine response to stress in adults with a history of childhood trauma. METHODS In a cross-sectional study, 76 police academy recruits (mean [+/-SD] age 28 +/- 5 years, 10 female) were exposed to a video depicting real-life officers exposed to highly stressful incidents. Salivary cortisol and 3-methoxy-4-hydroxy-phenylglycol (MHPG, the major… Expand
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