Exogenous corticosteroid exposures are associated with increased recollection of traumatic life events.

BACKGROUND Exogenous corticosteroid exposures are associated with depression in clinical samples, however, the mechanisms underlying this association are unknown. Recent animal studies have shown that corticosteroids enhance conditioning in stressful learning paradigms. It has been hypothesized that corticosteroids may enhance the recollection of stressful… CONTINUE READING