Higher Perceived Stress but Lower Cortisol Levels Found among Young Greek Adults Living in a Stressful Social Environment in Comparison with Swedish Young Adults

@article{Faresj2013HigherPS,
  title={Higher Perceived Stress but Lower Cortisol Levels Found among Young Greek Adults Living in a Stressful Social Environment in Comparison with Swedish Young Adults},
  author={{\AA}shild Faresj{\"o} and Elvar Theodorsson and Marios Chatziarzenis and Vasiliki Sapouna and Hans-Peter Claesson and Jenny Koppner and Tomas Faresj{\"o}},
  journal={PLoS ONE},
  year={2013},
  volume={8}
}
The worldwide financial crisis during recent years has raised concerns of negative public health effects. This is notably evident in southern Europe. In Greece, where the financial austerity has been especially pronounced, the prevalence of mental health problems including depression and suicide has increased, and outbreaks of infectious diseases have risen. The main objective in this study was to investigate whether different indicators of health and stress levels measured by a new biomarker… 

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