Cognitive functioning, cortisol release, and symptom severity in patients with schizophrenia.

  title={Cognitive functioning, cortisol release, and symptom severity in patients with schizophrenia.},
  author={Deborah J. Walder and Elaine F. Walker and Richard R. J. Lewine},
  journal={Biological psychiatry},
  volume={48 12},
BACKGROUND There is substantial evidence of dysregulation of cortisol secretion, hippocampal abnormalities, and memory deficits in schizophrenia and other psychotic disorders. Research also suggests that cortisol secretion augments dopaminergic activity, which may result in increased symptom expression in this clinical population. METHODS We examined the relations among cortisol release, cognitive performance, and psychotic symptomatology. Subjects were 18 adults with schizophrenia or… CONTINUE READING
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