Brief cognitive intervention can modulate neuroendocrine stress responses to the Trier Social Stress Test: buffering effects of a compassionate goal orientation.

@article{Abelson2014BriefCI,
  title={Brief cognitive intervention can modulate neuroendocrine stress responses to the Trier Social Stress Test: buffering effects of a compassionate goal orientation.},
  author={James L. Abelson and Thane M Erickson and Stefanie Mayer and Jennifer Crocker and Hedieh Briggs and Nestor L. Lopez-Duran and Israel Liberzon},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2014},
  volume={44},
  pages={60-70}
}
BACKGROUND The hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis is a critical mediator linking stress to health. Understanding how to modulate its reactivity could potentially help reduce the detrimental health effects of HPA axis activation. Social evaluative threat is a potent activator of this system. Access to control and coping responses can reduce its reactivity to pharmacological activation. Compassionate or affiliative behaviors may also moderate stress reactivity. Impact of these moderators… CONTINUE READING
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