Daily cortisol, stress reactivity and psychotic experiences in individuals at above average genetic risk for psychosis.

@article{Collip2011DailyCS,
  title={Daily cortisol, stress reactivity and psychotic experiences in individuals at above average genetic risk for psychosis.},
  author={Dina Collip and Nancy A Nicolson and Mari{\"e}lle Lardinois and Tineke Lataster and Jim van Os and Inez Myin-Germeys},
  journal={Psychological medicine},
  year={2011},
  volume={41 11},
  pages={2305-15}
}
BACKGROUND Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenocortical (HPA) axis abnormalities have been found in patients with a psychotic disorder and first-degree relatives of patients with a psychotic disorder react with subtle increases in non-clinical psychotic experiences and negative emotions in the face of everyday stress. The current study investigated whether HPA axis functioning is altered in individuals at above average genetic risk for psychotic disorder, examining diurnal cortisol profiles, cortisol… CONTINUE READING