Cortisol at the emergency room rape visit as a predictor of PTSD and depression symptoms over time.


BACKGROUND Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis, typically reflected by alterations in cortisol responsivity, has been associated with exposure to traumatic events and the development of stress-related disorders such as posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) and depression. METHODS Serum cortisol was measured at the time of a post sexual… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.psyneuen.2013.05.017


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