Relationships between psychological distress, coping styles, and HPA axis reactivity in healthy adults.

@article{Hori2010RelationshipsBP,
  title={Relationships between psychological distress, coping styles, and HPA axis reactivity in healthy adults.},
  author={Hiroaki Hori and Yuji Ozeki and Toshiya Teraishi and Junko Matsuo and Yumiko Kawamoto and Yukiko Kinoshita and Shiho Suto and Sumio Terada and Teruhiko Higuchi and Hiroshi Kunugi},
  journal={Journal of psychiatric research},
  year={2010},
  volume={44 14},
  pages={865-73}
}
Psychological distress and coping styles have been suggested to relate to altered function in the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis, although there remains much to be understood about their relationships. High and low cortisol levels (or reactivity) both represent HPA axis dysfunction, with accumulated evidence suggesting that they are linked to different types of psychopathology. The dexamethasone (DEX)/corticotropin-releasing hormone (CRH) test has been extensively used to identify… CONTINUE READING

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