Pre-experience of social exclusion suppresses cortisol response to psychosocial stress in women but not in men.


Lack of social support and social exclusion is associated with adverse effects for mental and physical health. Additionally, women appear to be more vulnerable to social triggers of health disturbances. The hypothalamus-pituitary-adrenocortical-axis (HPA axis) might play a key role in this context as it has been shown both to relate to psychosocial… (More)
DOI: 10.1016/j.yhbeh.2010.08.018


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