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

  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 C. Marmar},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • C. Otte, T. Neylan, +2 authors C. Marmar
  • Published 2005
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • 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… CONTINUE READING
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