Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to acute psychosocial stress: Effects of biological sex and circulating sex hormones.

@article{Stephens2016HypothalamicpituitaryadrenalAR,
  title={Hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis response to acute psychosocial stress: Effects of biological sex and circulating sex hormones.},
  author={Mary Ann Chutuape Stephens and Pamela B. Mahon and Mary E McCaul and Gary Wand},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2016},
  volume={66},
  pages={47-55}
}
Dysregulation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis influences the risk for developing stress-related disorders. Sex-dependent differences in the HPA axis stress response are believed to contribute to the different prevalence rates of stress-related disorders found in men and women. However, studies examining the HPA axis stress response have shown mixed support for sex differences, and the role of endogenous sex hormones on HPA axis response has not been adequately examined in… CONTINUE READING
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