Decreased memory performance in healthy humans induced by stress-level cortisol treatment.

@article{Newcomer1999DecreasedMP,
  title={Decreased memory performance in healthy humans induced by stress-level cortisol treatment.},
  author={John W. Newcomer and Gregg Selke and Angela Kelly Melson and Tamara Hershey and Suzanne Craft and Kerry Richards and A. Alderson},
  journal={Archives of general psychiatry},
  year={1999},
  volume={56 6},
  pages={527-33}
}
BACKGROUND Glucocorticoids (GCs) can regulate hippocampal metabolism, physiologic functions, and memory. Despite evidence of memory decreases during pharmacological GC treatment, and correlations between memory and cortisol levels in certain disease conditions, it remains unclear whether exposure to the endogenous GC cortisol at levels seen during physical and psychological stress in humans can inhibit memory performance in otherwise healthy individuals. METHODS Randomized, double-blind… CONTINUE READING
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