Associations between dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels, pituitary volume, and social anxiety in children

@article{Murray2016AssociationsBD,
  title={Associations between dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) levels, pituitary volume, and social anxiety in children},
  author={Cynthia R. Murray and Julian G Simmons and Nicholas B. Allen and Michelle L. Byrne and Lisa K Mundy and Marc L. Seal and George C. Patton and Craig A. Olsson and Sarah Whittle},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={64},
  pages={31-39}
}
Early timing of adrenarche, associated with relatively high levels of dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) and its sulphate (DHEA-S) in children, has been linked with mental health problems, particularly anxiety. However, little is known about possible neurobiological mechanisms underlying this association. The pituitary gland is a key component of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, the activation of which triggers the onset of adrenarche. The purpose of this study was to examine the… Expand
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