Cortisol and catecholamines changes as functions of time-of-day and self-reported mood.

@article{Fibiger1984CortisolAC,
  title={Cortisol and catecholamines changes as functions of time-of-day and self-reported mood.},
  author={Waldemar Fibiger and George Singer and Alan J. Miller and Sarah Armstrong and M Datar},
  journal={Neuroscience and biobehavioral reviews},
  year={1984},
  volume={8 4},
  pages={523-30}
}
Six male graduate students, unrestricted in their lifestyle, collected their own urine over a seven-day period: it was analysed for cortisol, noradrenaline, adrenaline and dopamine. At each urination subjects self-assessed their mood. On two separate days, blood samples were collected at 4-hourly intervals for plasma cortisol assay. Mean plasma cortisol levels showed the expected circadian variation, but two subjects had divergent patterns. Mean urine cortisol accumulation also showed circadian… CONTINUE READING

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