Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress

@article{Heinrichs2003SocialSA,
  title={Social support and oxytocin interact to suppress cortisol and subjective responses to psychosocial stress},
  author={M. Heinrichs and T. Baumgartner and Clemens Kirschbaum and U. Ehlert},
  journal={Biological Psychiatry},
  year={2003},
  volume={54},
  pages={1389-1398}
}
  • M. Heinrichs, T. Baumgartner, +1 author U. Ehlert
  • Published 2003
  • Medicine, Psychology
  • Biological Psychiatry
  • BACKGROUND The presence of social support has been associated with decreased stress responsiveness. Recent animal studies suggest that the neuropeptide oxytocin is implicated both in prosocial behavior and in the central nervous control of neuroendocrine responses to stress. This study was designed to determine the effects of social support and oxytocin on cortisol, mood, and anxiety responses to psychosocial stress in humans. METHODS In a placebo-controlled, double-blind study, 37 healthy… CONTINUE READING
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