Salivary cortisol, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and general health in the acute phase and during 9-month follow-up

  title={Salivary cortisol, posttraumatic stress symptoms, and general health in the acute phase and during 9-month follow-up},
  author={E. Aardal-Eriksson and T. Eriksson and Lars-H{\aa}kan Thorell},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  • E. Aardal-Eriksson, T. Eriksson, Lars-Håkan Thorell
  • Published 2001
  • Psychology, Medicine
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND Because traumatic events are unpredictable, there are few studies of psychobiological states immediately following such events. Our study aimed to determine the relation of salivary cortisol to psychologic distress immediately after a traumatic event and then during follow-up. METHODS Measurement of morning and evening salivary cortisol and ratings of psychologic distress (using the Impact of Events Scale [IES], the Post Traumatic Symptom Scale, and the General Health Questionnaire… CONTINUE READING
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