Stress-induced cortisol level elevations are associated with reduced negative affect after stress: indications for a mood-buffering cortisol effect.

@article{Het2012StressinducedCL,
  title={Stress-induced cortisol level elevations are associated with reduced negative affect after stress: indications for a mood-buffering cortisol effect.},
  author={Serkan Het and Daniela Schoofs and Nicolas Rohleder and Oliver T. Wolf},
  journal={Psychosomatic medicine},
  year={2012},
  volume={74 1},
  pages={23-32}
}
OBJECTIVE Stress is associated with increased negative affect and activation of the sympathetic nervous system and of the hypothalamic-pituitary-adrenal axis. However, the relationship between these stress systems and negative affect is incompletely understood. We therefore investigated positive and negative affects in relationship with salivary cortisol and salivary α-amylase (sAA) levels in a large sample of participants exposed to a psychosocial stressor or a control condition. METHODS… CONTINUE READING

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