Initial posttraumatic urinary cortisol levels predict subsequent PTSD symptoms in motor vehicle accident victims

@article{Delahanty2000InitialPU,
  title={Initial posttraumatic urinary cortisol levels predict subsequent PTSD symptoms in motor vehicle accident victims},
  author={Douglas Delahanty and A Jay Raimonde and Eileen Spoonster},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2000},
  volume={48},
  pages={940-947}
}
BACKGROUND This study was designed to examine the relationship between urinary hormone levels collected upon admission to the trauma unit following a motor vehicle accident and posttraumatic stress disorder symptomatology 1 month later. METHODS Fifteen-hour urine samples were collected from 63 male and 36 female motor vehicle accident victims and were used to assess levels of catecholamines and cortisol reflecting peritraumatic and acute-phase posttraumatic levels. Presence of posttraumatic… CONTINUE READING

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