Decreased cortisol response to awakening is associated with cognitive vulnerability to depression in a nonclinical sample of young adults.

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Due to its high intraindividual stability, the cortisol awakening response (CAR) may be regarded as a trait measure of the dynamics of the HPA-axis activity. The present study aimed at investigating associations of the CAR with rumination as a cognitive vulnerability marker for depression assessed by both a trait measure and by experimental manipulation… (More)

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