Cortisol reactivity in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavior problems: the impact of callous unemotional traits.

@article{Stadler2011CortisolRI,
  title={Cortisol reactivity in boys with attention-deficit/hyperactivity disorder and disruptive behavior problems: the impact of callous unemotional traits.},
  author={Christina Stadler and Anne K Kroeger and Peter Weyers and Doerte Grasmann and Mira Horschinek and Christine Freitag and H. -W. Clement},
  journal={Psychiatry research},
  year={2011},
  volume={187 1-2},
  pages={204-9}
}
There is a body of literature demonstrating an association between altered hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis reactivity and aggressive behavior. Aggressive and disruptive behavior also is highly prevalent in children with attention deficit/hyperactivity disorder (ADHD). Findings on HPA-axis reactivity in ADHD, however, are rather inconsistent. Specific temperamental risk factors previously were associated with a specific subtype of severe disruptive behavior. These traits might also be… CONTINUE READING