Prolonged secretion of cortisol as a possible mechanism underlying stress and depressive behaviour

@article{Qin2016ProlongedSO,
  title={Prolonged secretion of cortisol as a possible mechanism underlying stress and depressive behaviour},
  author={Dong-dong Qin and Joshua Dominic Rizak and Xiao-li Feng and Shangchuan Yang and Long-bao L{\"u} and Lei Pan and Yong Yin and Xin-tian Hu},
  journal={Scientific Reports},
  year={2016},
  volume={6}
}
Stress is associated with the onset of depressive episodes, and cortisol hypersecretion is considered a biological risk factor of depression. However, the possible mechanisms underlying stress, cortisol and depressive behaviours are inconsistent in the literature. This study examined the interrelationships among stress, cortisol and observed depressive behaviours in female rhesus macaques for the first time and explored the possible mechanism underlying stress and depressive behaviour. Female… 

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