Neuroendocrine responses to psychological stress in eumenorrheic and oligomenorrheic women.

@article{McComb2006NeuroendocrineRT,
  title={Neuroendocrine responses to psychological stress in eumenorrheic and oligomenorrheic women.},
  author={Jacalyn J Robert McComb and Xu-Ping Qian and Johannes D. Veldhuis and John J McGlone and Reid L. Norman},
  journal={Stress},
  year={2006},
  volume={9 1},
  pages={41-51}
}
Neuroendocrine adaptive responses to psychological stress include activation of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis and sometimes suppression of the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal (HPG) axis. In women who experience chronic stress, these responses are probably responsible for disturbances in the menstrual cycle. In the present experiment, we investigated the effect of an acutely stressful situation on the physiological and neuroendocrine responses in college age women. We hypothesized… CONTINUE READING