Salivary cortisol and immunoglobulin A: Responses to stress as predictors of health complaints reported by caregivers of offspring with autistic spectrum disorder

@article{AndrsGarca2012SalivaryCA,
  title={Salivary cortisol and immunoglobulin A: Responses to stress as predictors of health complaints reported by caregivers of offspring with autistic spectrum disorder},
  author={Sara de Andr{\'e}s-Garc{\'i}a and Lu{\'i}s Moya-Albiol and Esperanza Gonz{\'a}lez-Bono},
  journal={Hormones and Behavior},
  year={2012},
  volume={62},
  pages={464-474}
}
In the caregiving model of chronic stress, few studies have been conducted with young middle-aged samples and no data exists about acute stress response in this population. To extend knowledge in this issue, health complaints and psychological, endocrine, and immunological responses to stress have been assessed in a cross-sectional sample of 41 parents of offspring with autistic spectrum disorder (ASD) in comparison with 37 non-caregiver parents. Salivary cortisol and immunoglobulin A (IgA… CONTINUE READING
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