Diminished cortisol responses to psychosocial stress associated with lifetime adverse events a study among healthy young subjects.

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BACKGROUND Animal and human studies have found that prior stressful events can result in an altered reactivity in the HPA axis. The aim of the present study was to investigate the role of adverse events in childhood on cortisol reactivity to psychosocial stress in young healthy subjects (n=80). METHODS Salivary cortisol levels were measured before, during… (More)

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