Cortisol response to acute trauma and risk of posttraumatic stress disorder.

@article{Mcfarlane2011CortisolRT,
  title={Cortisol response to acute trauma and risk of posttraumatic stress disorder.},
  author={Alexander C Mcfarlane and Christopher A Barton and Rachel Yehuda and Gary A Wittert},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2011},
  volume={36 5},
  pages={720-7}
}
This study sought to characterize the variability of the acute cortisol response following trauma and its relationship to posttraumatic stress disorder (PTSD). Forty eight participants were recruited within 24h of a traumatic accident requiring hospital admission. A saliva sample was collected at 08.00 h and 16.00 h 2 days, 1 month and 6 months after hospital admission, together with 24-h urine collection. Participants completed a dexamethasone suppression test (0.5mg DEX at 21.00 h) at each… CONTINUE READING

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