Depersonalization Experiences in Undergraduates Are Related to Heightened Stress Cortisol Responses

@article{Giesbrecht2007DepersonalizationEI,
  title={Depersonalization Experiences in Undergraduates Are Related to Heightened Stress Cortisol Responses},
  author={Timo Giesbrecht and Tom Smeets and Harald Merckelbach and Marko Jel{\'i}cic},
  journal={The Journal of Nervous and Mental Disease},
  year={2007},
  volume={195},
  pages={282-287}
}
The relationship between dissociative tendencies, as measured with the Dissociative Experiences Scale and its amnesia, absorption/imaginative involvement, and depersonalization/derealization subscales, and HPA axis functioning was studied in 2 samples of undergraduate students (N = 58 and 67). Acute stress was induced by means of the Trier Social Stress Test. Subjective and physiological stress (i.e., cortisol) responses were measured. Individuals high on the depersonalization/derealization… 

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