Endocrine correlates of stress vulnerability.

  title={Endocrine correlates of stress vulnerability.},
  author={Dirk H. Hellhammer and Sally Wade},
  journal={Psychotherapy and psychosomatics},
  volume={60 1},
Psychological stress is implicated as one element in a constellation of risk factors for the development and maintenance of psychosomatic disease. Endocrine responses to stressful experience vary widely among individuals, and may account for some of the individual variability in vulnerability to development of psychosomatic symptoms under stress. Endocrine stress responsiveness probably has a large genetic component, but is also known to be modifiable by prolonged and/or profound stressful… CONTINUE READING


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