Higher cortisol awakening response in young adolescents with persistent anxiety problems.


OBJECTIVE The aims of the present study were to test the association between current anxiety problems and basal cortisol levels in a large population sample of young preadolescents, and to test if HPA-axis activity differs between individuals with no, only current, or persistent anxiety problems. METHOD Cortisol levels of 10- to 12-year olds (n = 1,768… (More)