Effects of chronic academic stress on mental state and expression of glucocorticoid receptor α and β isoforms in healthy Japanese medical students.

@article{Kurokawa2011EffectsOC,
  title={Effects of chronic academic stress on mental state and expression of glucocorticoid receptor α and β isoforms in healthy Japanese medical students.},
  author={Ken Kurokawa and Toshihito Tanahashi and Akiho S Murata and Yoko Akaike and Sakurako Katsuura and Kensei Nishida and Kiyoshi Masuda and Yuki Kuwano and Tomoko Kawai and Kazuhito Rokutan},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2011},
  volume={14 4},
  pages={
          431-8
        }
}
Chronic academic stress responses were assessed by measuring mental state, salivary cortisol levels, and the glucocorticoid receptor (GR) gene expression in healthy Japanese medical students challenging the national medical license examination. Mental states of 17 male and 9 female medical undergraduates, aged 25.0 ± 1.2 years (mean ± SD), were assessed by the State and Trait Anxiety Inventory (STAI) and the Self-Rating Depression Scale (SDS) 2 months before, 2 days before, and 1 month after… CONTINUE READING

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