Cortisol metabolic predictors of response to psychotherapy for symptoms of PTSD in survivors of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.

@article{Yehuda2009CortisolMP,
  title={Cortisol metabolic predictors of response to psychotherapy for symptoms of PTSD in survivors of the World Trade Center attacks on September 11, 2001.},
  author={Rachel Yehuda and Linda M. Bierer and Casey Sarapas and Iouri Makotkine and Ruth Andrew and Jonathan R Seckl},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2009},
  volume={34 9},
  pages={1304-13}
}
BACKGROUND A proportion of subjects with symptoms of posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD) are unresponsive to specialized psychotherapy, but a biological basis for this has not been described. To observe whether differences in cortisol or its metabolites predict or correlate with response to therapy for PTSD symptoms, cortisol and its metabolites were measured from urine samples at pre-treatment, at the conclusion of psychotherapy, and at 3-month follow-up. METHODS 28 survivors of the World… CONTINUE READING

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