PTSD and the HPA axis: differences in response to the cold pressor task among individuals with child vs. adult trauma.

@article{Ana2006PTSDAT,
  title={PTSD and the HPA axis: differences in response to the cold pressor task among individuals with child vs. adult trauma.},
  author={Elizabeth J Santa Ana and Michael E. Saladin and Sudie E Back and Angela E. Waldrop and Eve G. Spratt and Aimee L McRae and Steven D Larowe and Mary Ann Timmerman and Himanshu P. Upadhyaya and Kathleen T. Brady},
  journal={Psychoneuroendocrinology},
  year={2006},
  volume={31 4},
  pages={501-9}
}
Hypothalamic pituitary adrenal (HPA) axis and subjective stress response to a cold-water immersion task, the cold pressor task (CPT), in individuals (N=89) with post-traumatic stress disorder (PTSD) were examined. All tests were conducted at 08:00h after an overnight hospital stay. Plasma adrenocorticotrophin hormone (ACTH), cortisol, and subjective stress were examined at baseline and five post-task time points in controls (n=31), subjects with PTSD as a result of an index trauma during… CONTINUE READING

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