Stress, cortisol, and externalizing behavior in adolescent males: an examination in the context of multisystemic therapy.

Abstract

Stress and hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal (HPA) axis dysregulation have been associated with externalizing behavior in adolescence, but few studies have examined these factors in a treatment context. This study investigated the relationship between stress, cortisol, and externalizing behavior among 120 adolescent males (mean age = 15) receiving… (More)
DOI: 10.1007/s10802-012-9612-0

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